Mitchell (concussion) is ruled out for Thursday's game against the Panthers. Mitchell remains in the concussion protocol, so he won't be available for Thursday Night Football. The veteran cornerback's next opportunity to suit up will come Oct. 3 versus the Bills. In his stead, Tremon Smith and Desmond King will be candidates to take on increased defensive snaps.
Mitchell (concussion) didn't participate in practice Tuesday. Mitchell has yet to practice this week and is unlikely to play Thursday against the Panthers. If the 29-year-old is sidelined, expect Tremon Smith and Desmond King to see increased snaps in Houston's secondary.
Coach David Culley revealed Monday that Mitchell is in the concussion protocol, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports. Mitchell was forced out of Sunday's loss to the Browns due to his injury, and he'll have several steps to clear before he's able to return to the field. If the 29-year-old is unable to play in Thursday night's matchup against the Panthers, Tremon Smith and Desmond King will likely see increased work in Houston's secondary.
Mitchell exited Sunday's Week 2 matchup against the Browns to be evaluated for a concussion, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports. It's unclear how Mitchell suffered the injury, but he was spotted heading to the locker room. He's questionable to return, and his absence likely means an increased role for Tremon Smith and Desmond King.
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.
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