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Top Steven Mitchell News

  • Steven Mitchell: Done in Houston

    The Texans waived Mitchell on Monday.

    Mitchell appeared in six games with the Texans last season, while also spending time on the team's practice squad. In those six appearances, he caught five of eight targets for 60 yards while also playing 18 snaps on special teams. He'll search for a similar depth role elsewhere in the league.

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  • Texans' Steven Mitchell: One catch in finale

    Mitchell caught his lone target for 20 yards in Sunday's 41-38 loss to the Titans.

    Mitchell, primarily a denizen of Houston's practice squad, was made active for the sixth straight game. He was summoned to the active roster after injuries and personnel decisions thinned the wideout corps. Mitchell, who becomes a free agent during the offseason, spent parts of the last three seasons with Houston, mostly on the practice squad, so he has institutional knowledge. However, that knowledge may not mean much moving forward, as the franchise will be hiring a new general manager and head coach.

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  • Texans' Steven Mitchell: Signs with Texans

    The Texans signed Mitchell to their active roster Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Mitchell has recorded four receptions for 40 yards across five games on Houston's active roster this season. He will help provide depth at receiver in the team's final game of the season.

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  • Steven Mitchell: Returns to practice squad

    Mitchell reverted to the Texans' practice squad Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Mitchell only garnered two offensive snaps during Sunday's 37-31 loss to the Bengals, but he was targeted on each of them, totaling one reception for two yards. Brandin Cooks ate up 10 targets, accumulating seven receptions for 141 yards and a touchdown. Otherwise, Keke Coutee (five targets) and Chad Hansen (three) were the only wideouts aside from Mitchell to receive any looks in the passing game.

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  • Texans' Steven Mitchell: Back on active roster

    The Texans elevated Mitchell to the active roster Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    After logging 92 percent of the snaps on offense in Week 14, Mitchell played just one snap against the Colts in last Sunday's loss. There's no indication of how much Mitchell will play against the Bengals this week.

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  • Steven Mitchell: Moves back to practice squad

    Mitchell reverted to the Texans' practice squad Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Mitchell contributed three catches for 38 yards Week 14 against the Bears while filling in for an injury- and suspension-depleted Texans receiving corps, but he went untargeted on just one offensive snap in his Week 15 follow up at Indianapolis. Chad Hansen and Isaiah Coulter remain the Texans' depth options at wide receiver behind current top targets Brandin Cooks and Keke Coutee.

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  • Texans' Steven Mitchell: Elevated to active roster

    The Texans elevated Mitchell to the active roster from the practice squad Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Mitchell has been called upon in each of Houston's last three games, and he played 92 percent of offensive snaps against the Bears last weekend while securing three of five targets for 38 yards. With Brandin Cooks (neck) having been cleared to retake the field, though, Mitchell seems primed to revert to a depth role.

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  • Steven Mitchell: Sent back to practice squad

    Mitchell reverted to the Texans' practice squad Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Mitchell led all Houston wide receivers with 61 offensive snaps during Sunday's 36-7 loss to the Bears, recording three catches for 38 yards over five targets. With Brandin Cooks (foot/neck) having a chance to return from injury to face Indianapolis in Week 15, there's a strong possibility Mitchell's involvement takes a significant dip once again if he's active.

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  • Texans' Steven Mitchell: Elevated from practice squad

    Mitchell was elevated from the practice squad Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    While the receiver has yet to see a target this season, he has played in 14 offensive snaps throughout his two games. With Randall Cobb (toe) and Will Fuller (suspension) out and Brandin Cooks (foot/neck) and Keke Coutee (knee) both listed as questionable, the practice squad callup may finally draw in a target, though it's probable Chad Hansen also gets called up later Saturday.

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  • Steven Mitchell: Likely to face Bears

    Interim coach Romeo Crennel said Friday that he expects to elevate Mitchell from the practice squad for Sunday's game against the Bears, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

    Mitchell has suited up for Houston's last two games, but he hasn't drawn a target while playing 14 offensive snaps in that span. Fellow practice squad wideout Chad Hansen, who is also expected to bump up for Sunday's game, has been substantially more impressive. Hansen had 101 yards on five catches last weekend.

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  • Steven Mitchell: Moved to practice squad

    Mitchell reverted back to Houston's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

    Mitchell was unable to record a catch Sunday against the Colts, playing six offensive snaps and five on special teams. Week 13 marked the second week in a row that he's seen at least a few snaps.

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  • Texans' Steven Mitchell: Could work as No. 3 wideout

    Mitchell could operate as the No. 3 wide receiver in Sunday's game against the Colts, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle reports.

    Will Fuller is suspended for the rest of the season, Randall Cobb (foot) is on injured reserve and Isaiah Coulter will serve as a healthy scratch. In turn, both Mitchell and Chad Hansen were elevated from the practice squad for Week 13. Mitchell appears ready to work into the No. 3 role behind Brandin Cooks and Keke Coutee. The 26-year-old has played in just five NFL games, posing two receptions for 37 yards on six targets.

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  • Texans' Steven Mitchell: Promoted from practice squad

    Mitchell has been elevated to the Texans' active roster ahead of Sunday's contest with the Colts, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Mitchell returned to the Texans' practice squad last week. He will now be No. 4 on the Texans' wide receiver depth chart with Will Fuller (suspension) and Randall Cobb (toe) sidelined. Still, Brandin Cooks, Keke Coutee and Isaiah Coulter are ahead of him.

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  • Steven Mitchell: Returns to practice squad

    Mitchell reverted to Houston's practice squad Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Mitchell played a handful of offensive snaps during the Thanksgiving Day victory at Detroit. The 26-year-old could rejoin the active roster next week with Kenny Stills (quadriceps) recently waived by the Texans.

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  • Texans' Steven Mitchell: Minimal role in win

    Mitchell played eight offensive snaps and was not targeted in Thursday's 41-25 win over the Lions.

    Mitchell was promoted from the practice squad as Houston played without Randall Cobb (toe, IR) and Kenny Stills (quadriceps). The Texans have 10 days before their Week 13 matchup against Indianapolis, which gives Stills plenty of time to rehab and make Mitchell irrelevant.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 186 lbs
Birthplace: Altadena, CA
Age: 28
School: USC
Experience: 3