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January 10, 2019 12:16 PM
Colts' Mike Mitchell: Sent to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell (calf) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Mitchell suffered the calf injury during last weekend's wild-card victory over the Texans and evidently isn't expected to recover in time for Saturday's divisional-round bout against the Chiefs. The 31-year-old will consequently finish the 2018 campaign with 30 total tackles, one pick and two forced fumbles over nine games (including playoffs). Mitchell will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year, but given the impact he's had in Indianapolis this season, it seems likely he'll have plenty of suitors on the open market.

January 5, 2019 07:04 PM
Colts' Mike Mitchell: Leaves wild-card game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell sustained a calf injury and will not return to Saturday's wild-card game at Houston, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Mitchell battled a calf issue throughout the second half of the season and he appeared to aggravate the injury on a blitz before being helped off the field by trainers. The Colts' three-man safety rotation will continue with Malik Hooker, Clayton Geathers and George Odum

December 23, 2018 12:08 PM
Colts' Mike Mitchell: Suiting up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell (calf) is active for Sunday's Week 16 contest against the Giants. Mitchell will start at safety in place of the injured Clayton Geathers.

Mitchell's status isn't overly surprising after he was a full participant in Friday's practice session. Mitchell will start at safety Sunday against the Giants in place of the injured Clayton Geathers.

December 22, 2018 09:56 PM
Colts' Mike Mitchell: Questionable for Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell (calf) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Mitchell was upgraded to a full participant in Friday's practice after being limited Wednesday and Thursday, and he's trending in the right direction to suit up against the G-Men. If the veteran is able to take the field Week 16, he could be in line for an uptick in snaps with starter Clayton Geathers (knee) ruled out.

December 20, 2018 08:44 AM
Colts' Mike Mitchell: Practices in limited fashion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell (calf) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Mitchell missed the Colts' last two games due to a calf injury and has now managed to return to practice on a limited basis. If the veteran safety is able to get healthy in time for Sunday's tilt against the Giants, he'll serve a rotational role behind Clayton Geathers (knee).

December 15, 2018 01:28 PM
Colts' Mike Mitchell: Sitting out Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell (calf) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Mitchell will miss his second straight game, as he has dealt with calf issues intermittently since late October. George Odum should continue to work as a backup/rotational safety for the Colts with the veteran safety sidelined.

December 8, 2018 04:40 PM
Colts' Mike Mitchell: Will sit Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell (calf) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

Mitchell has dealt with calf issues on and off since late October, and it will cost him a game this time around. George Odum will be the primary option at backup safety for the Colts in his absence.

December 2, 2018 04:12 PM
Colts' Mike Mitchell: Suffers calf injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell suffered a calf injury during Sunday's 6-0 loss to the Jaguars, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Mitchell suffered an ankle injury during the fourth quarter of the Week 13 loss and did not return to the field. If the veteran were to remain sidelined for any amount of time, George Odum would serve as the Colts' only healthy reserve safety.

December 2, 2018 12:12 PM
Colts' Mike Mitchell: Healthy for Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell (calf) is active for Sunday's game versus the Jaguars.

Mitchell avoids missing a game and will return to his role as a reserve safety. That leaves him without desirable IDP value due to making just nine tackles over the last three weeks.

December 1, 2018 10:48 PM
Colts' Mike Mitchell: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell (calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Jaguars, Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Mitchell practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday but was unable to practice the rest of the week. The Ohio product is the only Colts defensive back in jeopardy of missing Sunday's game. If Mitchell doesn't play Sunday, George Odum and Corey Moore could see an increase in work.

November 18, 2018 11:44 AM
Colts' Mike Mitchell: Gets start at free safety
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell (calf) will start at free safety Sunday against Tennessee with Malik Hooker out with a hip injury.

Mitchell was a relevation for a banged up secondary when he signed Oct. 9, but missed last week's game due to a calf injury. It looks like he's healthy and ready to return to a high usage role.

November 16, 2018 05:24 PM
Colts' Mike Mitchell: Clear of calf injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell (calf) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Titans.

Mitchell has been dealing with the calf issue for the last few weeks and was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, but was able to finish the week with no limitations. The veteran safety could be more heavily relied up Sunday with Malik Hooker (hip) set to be a game-time decision.

November 9, 2018 02:24 PM
Colts' Mike Mitchell: Ruled out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell (calf) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Mike Wells of ESPN.com reports.

Mitchell suffered the calf injury Week 8 against Oakland and the bye week apparently didn't provide enough recovery time. Corey Moore should see increased work at safety for the Colts, especially if starter Malik Hooker (hip) is unable to play or is limited Sunday.

October 29, 2018 03:16 PM
Colts' Mike Mitchell: Exits game with calf injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Raiders due to a calf injury, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.

Mitchell drew the start at free safety with Malik Hooker (hip) inactive, but he was forced to exit the Week 8 contest. Corey Moore will slot into the starting lineup and attempt to contain the Raiders' Derek Carr-led passing attack as long as Mitchell remains sidelined.

October 23, 2018 06:32 PM
Colts' Mike Mitchell: Grabs interception in Sunday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell had an interception, seven total tackles, a tackle for a loss and two passes defensed in Sunday's win over Buffalo.

Mitchell started at free safety in his second game with the Colts after signing Oct. 9 and played well in coverage and as a tackler. It looks like he could be a surprise mid-season addition that pays off for a team needing help in the secondary with injuries to Clayton Geathers (concussion) and Matthias Farley (shoulder).

October 14, 2018 11:56 AM
Colts' Mike Mitchell: Ready to make team debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell (pectoral) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

After signing with the Colts on Tuesday, Mitchell appeared on the injury report as questionable with the pectoral issue, despite practicing fully Thursday and Friday. As anticipated, the injury won't prevent him from making his team debut in Week 6. The veteran could be thrust into a starting role right away with Clayton Geathers (neck/concussion) ruled out for the contest and Matthias Farley (shoulder) recently moving to injured reserve.

October 12, 2018 04:52 PM
Colts' Mike Mitchell: Dealing with pectoral injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets due to a pectoral injury.

Mitchell's apparent pectoral injury did not keep him from logging full participation during practice Thursday and Friday, so he should be good to go Sunday barring any setbacks. He could be in line for significant playing time with strong safeties Clayton Geathers (neck) and Matthias Farley (hamstring) both out.

October 9, 2018 07:16 PM
Colts' Mike Mitchell: Signs with Indianapolis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell signed with the Colts on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

Mitchell has been out of the league since he was released by the Steelers in March. He has plenty of experience as a starting safety in the NFL, and given the numerous injuries the Colts are dealing with in their secondary, Mitchell could find himself playing almost immediately in Indianapolis.

March 9, 2018 03:08 PM
Steelers' Mike Mitchell: Set for release
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell will be released next week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Mitchell celebrates his 31st birthday in June and carries a $5 million base salary for 2018. The Steelers may try to bring him back at a lower figure, as he's made 60 starts in his four seasons with the team. Mitchell landed between 4.1 and 5.0 tackles per game each of the past five years, highlighted by a 2015 campaign with 80 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. J.J. Wilcox and Robert Golden would be the top in-house options to replace Mitchell in the starting lineup.

January 1, 2018 12:20 PM
Steelers' Mike Mitchell: Recovers fumble to preserve win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mitchell, who recorded one tackle (solo) and a fumble recovery in Sunday's win over the Browns, finishes up the 2017 season with 53 tackles (35 solo) and the one fumble recovery in 13 games.

Clinging to a four-point lead late in the game, Mitchell happened to be in the right place at the right time, recovering a Duke Johnson fumble forced by William Gay after a 30-yard catch and run. It was Mitchell's first-and-only turnover this season. He also had his fewest tackle total since 2012 with Oakland and, at 30, is starting to show signs of his age. He still provides a valuable veteran presence on defense, and is under contract until 2019, so he should resume his role in the secondary next season.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/221
Birthdate:
06/10/1987
Age:
32
Hometown:
Fort Thomas, KY, USA
School:
Ohio
NFL Experience:
11
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