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February 6, 2020 04:40 PM
Earl Mitchell: Returns to retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell announced his decision to retire from the NFL after San Francisco's loss to the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Mitchell previously retired in November of 2019, but he returned to the field to contribute during the 49ers' postseason run. The 10-year veteran notched one assisted tackle and a half-sack during the team's Super Bowl loss, and he's now content to hang up the cleats for a final time. "I'm done. I'm grateful that I got that opportunity to come back," Mitchell said, "but I think that was a good way to finish my career.

December 31, 2019 06:04 PM
49ers' Earl Mitchell: Comes out of retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell will sign with San Francisco, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Mitchell spent the last two years with the 49ers before signing with the Seahawks in the offseason. The 32-year-old never ended up playing a game for Seattle and instead chose to retire in November. He will rejoin his previous team for the playoffs in order to bolster their interior defensive line.

November 8, 2019 10:28 AM
Earl Mitchell: Hangs up cleats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Mitchell has decided to call it a career despite drawing interest from multiple teams this season. The 32-year-old played for the Texans, Dolphins and 49ers during his 10-year NFL tenure, totaling 268 tackles, 6.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and nine deflected passes.

July 25, 2019 12:08 AM
Seahawks' Earl Mitchell: Joining Seahawks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Seahawks signed Mitchell to a contract Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Mitchell notched 17 tackles across 14 games with the 49ers last season. The run-stuffing nose tackle could see a notable early-season role in Seattle, with Jarran Reed facing a six-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's personal conduct policy.

March 14, 2019 08:52 PM
49ers' Earl Mitchell: Team officially declines option
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers didn't exercise their team option on Mitchell, making him a free agent, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Reports first leaked shortly after the season indicating the 49ers didn't plan to pick up Mitchell's option, but the transaction didn't become official until the start of the new league year. The 31-year-old nose tackle is free to sign with any team after posting 17 tackles and no sacks across 14 games last season.

January 23, 2019 05:20 PM
49ers' Earl Mitchell: Won't get contract option
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers will decline Mitchell's team option for the 2019 and 2020 seasons, allowing him to become a free agent in March, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

A run-stuffing tackle with just 6.5 sacks in 130 career games, Mitchell garnered 12 starts in his 14 appearances in 2018. The 31-year-old should draw some interest as an unrestricted free agent, though he'll likely have to settle for a reduction in both salary and role.

July 28, 2018 08:28 PM
49ers' Earl Mitchell: Given day off from practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell (rest) did not practice Saturday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

The 49ers held Mitchell out of Saturday's organized activities to provide the veteran with added rest. There doesn't appear to be anything serious here, just a strategic rest day. Mitchell should be ready to go for the start of next week's team drills.

January 19, 2018 09:44 AM
49ers' Earl Mitchell: Logs career-high 625 defensive snaps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell recorded 33 tackles (19 solo) to go along with a sack in 16 games in 2017.

Fresh off inking a four-year contract last offseason, the veteran defensive tackle surpassed his previous career high in snaps that he set with Miami back in 2014. Primarily a run-stuffer, Mitchell didn't post totals that would appeal to IDP owners. His heavy usage indicates that the 49ers will likely feel comfortable deploying the 30-year-old in a similar early-down role next season.

February 24, 2017 08:35 PM
49ers' Earl Mitchell: Signs four-year deal with 49ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell signed a four-year contract with the 49ers on Friday, NFL.com's Mike Garafolo reports.

Mitchell was cut by the Dolphins in a cap-saving move last week but it didn't take long for him to find a new home. While the Arizona product racked up a career-low 17 tackles and zero sacks last season, he could be in line for a rebound in 2017 if he can secure the Niners' first-string nose tackle job this summer; the incumbent starting nose tackle, Glenn Dorsey, is set to hit unrestricted free agency.

February 16, 2017 01:50 PM
Earl Mitchell: Cut by Dolphins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell was released by the Dolphins on Thursday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Mitchell was scheduled to earn $4.5 million in 2017, of which the Dolphins save $4 million by cutting him. The defensive tackle shouldn't be out of a job for long, however, as he is very talented and is an asset when it comes to stopping the run. With Mitchell gone, Jordan Phillips is expected to take over as the Dolphins' starting defensive tackle next to Ndamukong Suh (knee).

November 10, 2016 03:22 PM
Dolphins' Earl Mitchell: Activated from injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell (calf) was activated from injured reserve Thursday, Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post reports.

As expected, Mitchell returned to the active roster after being placed on the IR in Week 1 of the season. The team has yet to comment on how much, if any, action the defensive tackle will see this Sunday against the Chargers. His calf injury will be something to keep an eye on if he does receive some defensive reps, as he figures to serve as the primary backup behind starter Jordan Phillips.

November 7, 2016 07:11 PM
Dolphins' Earl Mitchell: Could return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell (calf) could be activated off of IR and play Sunday in San Diego, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Head coach Adam Gase stated Monday that Mitchell will be activated if he comes through practice this week without any setbacks. Mitchell would be a boost to a linebacking corps that has had it's share of injuries and will go up against one of the best backs in the NFL on Sunday in Melvin Gordon.

October 24, 2016 08:24 PM
Dolphins' Earl Mitchell: Could be back in two weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell (calf) could be ready to play in two weeks, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Mitchell was placed on IR earlier this season after suffering the calf injury. He may not start upon is role but is expected to help out at inside linebacker.

September 13, 2016 11:40 PM
Dolphins' Earl Mitchell: Placed on IR on Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell (calf) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Mitchell could be available to return midway through the season with the return rule now in place. The defensive end suffered a calf injury prior to Sunday's game, but is only considered week-to-week. With Mitchell out for the foreseeable future, Jordan Phillips, Julius Warmsley, and Ndamukong Suh will be the only healthy defensive tackles on the roster.

September 12, 2016 02:51 PM
Dolphins' Earl Mitchell: Considered week-to-week with calf injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell is considered week-to-week with a calf injury, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Mitchell dealt with a lingering calf injury prior to Week 1, but was cleared before the game for a return to the field. He appeared to have aggravated his existing injury during the contest and is now dealing with some lingering pain. He's considered week-to-week, but we should see his status for Saturday's matchup against the Patriots updated as game day approaches. Jordan Phillips and Julius Warmsley are the likely beneficiaries of playing time if Mitchell sees an extended absence.

September 11, 2016 06:01 PM
Dolphins' Earl Mitchell: Questionable to return to Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell is questionable to return to Sunday's game due to a calf injury.

Mitchell was hobbled by a calf injury during the preseason but was deemed ready to play heading into Sunday's contest. His exit from the game was likely due to tweaking the calf, so if he's unable to return, expect Jordan Phillips and Julius Warmsley to pick up additional snaps.

September 11, 2016 03:37 PM
Dolphins' Earl Mitchell: Active for Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell (calf) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Seahawks.

As expected, Mitchell will suit up for the Dolphins' regular season opener despite returning to practice just this week. However, he'll operate under a restricted snap count. For this reason, backup DTs Jordan Phillips and Julius Warmsley will likely see an uptick in playing time.

September 6, 2016 06:36 PM
Dolphins' Earl Mitchell: To be on a snap count
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell (calf) will have his snaps monitored Sunday in Seattle, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

While the good news is that Mitchell will play Sunday, the bad news is that he won't be a three-down player as the Dolphins look to make sure he will be healthy for the long haul.

September 6, 2016 12:46 AM
Dolphins' Earl Mitchell: Returns to practice Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell (calf) returned to practice on a limited basis Monday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Mitchell has missed a couple of weeks due to the injury but his return to practice is a positive sign and he would seem likely to play Sunday in Seattle.

September 1, 2016 06:02 PM
Dolphins' Earl Mitchell: Will sit out Thursday's preseason game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell (calf) will not play in Thursday's preseason game, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Mitchell's calf ailment is not expected to keep him sidelined for Week 1. The 28-year-old has stood out this offseason and projects to start as an interior defensive lineman for the Dolphins in 2016.

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Career Defensive Stats
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Career Kick Return Stats
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2010HOU15100.000
Total130100.000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/310
Birthdate:
09/25/1987
Age:
34
Hometown:
Houston, TX, USA
School:
Arizona
NFL Experience:
10
Awards: