Mitchell signed a two-year deal worth up to $7.5 million, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Mitchell took a big step forward with the Browns in 2020, playing a career-high 1,071 snaps while logging 65 tackles and 13 passes defended. He's now been rewarded by the Texans with a new multi-year deal and will be relied upon to bolster what was a poor secondary last season.
Mitchell (personal) will play in Sunday's wild-card round game against the Steelers. Mitchell missed Friday's practice after what turned out to be a false positive COVID-19 test. He has tested negative since and gotten clearance to play, and Mitchell should play an increased role in a Cleveland secondary that will be without top cornerback Denzel Ward (reserve/COVID-19).
Mitchell (personal) remains questionable but is expected to play Sunday against the Steelers, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Mitchell was held out of practice Friday with what a source said was a positive test for COVID-19, but he tested negative Saturday and was also deemed false positive. His availability is an issue, as Cleveland will be without top cornerback Denzel Ward (reserve/COVID-19) and Kevin Johnson (reserve/COVID-19). Mitchell is now considered questionable but is expected to play.
Mitchell (personal) is questionable for Sunday's wild-card round game against the Steelers, Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site reports. Mitchell's questionable designation isn't injury-related, though the exact reason for his inclusion on the injury report is unknown. If Mitchell's unable to suit up Sunday, Tavierre Thomas would be in line for a larger role in Cleveland's undermanned cornerback corps.
Mitchell posted 12 tackles (11 solo) in Sunday's 49-38 win over the Cowboys. Mitchell led the Browns in tackles since Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott attempted 58 passes Sunday, but the cornerback's coverage has been decent this season. Through four games, Mitchell has allowed a 99.1 passer rating while filling in for Greedy Williams (shoulder). Mitchell will likely maintain a consistent role even when Williams returns, but he's probably not worth an add in IDP formats with Sunday's numbers considered an anomaly.
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