Mike Mitchell is going through the NFL's concussion protocol in advance of the Pittsburgh Steelers ' next game Sunday against the Raiders, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Mitchell tallied his second interception in three games in Sunday's loss to the Bengals, but it appears he picked up a concussion as well. He will need to be cleared to take the field in Week 9.
Mike Mitchell recorded five tackles (three solo) and an interception in Pittsburgh's 16-10 loss to Cincinnati on Sunday.
This pick, his second of the season and eighth of his NFL career, came late in the fourth quarter with the Pittsburgh Steelers nursing a four point lead. Unfortunately, Ben Roethlisberger threw an interception of his own two plays later, and the Bengals scored what proved to be the game-winning touchdown six plays later. Mitchell will face Oakland for the first time in his career in Week 9.
Mike Mitchell had two tackles (both solo), an interception and a fumble recovery in Pittsburgh's 25-13 win over Arizona on Sunday.
The interception, which came in the end zone late in the fourth quarter, was the seventh of his career, and his first as a Steeler. Expectations were high when Pittsburgh signed Mitchell in 2014, after totaling three-and-a-half sacks, four interceptions and two forced fumbles in his final season with Carolina. He'll face Kansas City, which is -2 in turnovers, in Week 7.
Mitchell, who could be moving to a strong safety spot in 2015, started all 16 games in his first season with Pittsburgh last year. His 71 total tackles was a career-high.
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