Mitchell recorded a team-high nine tackles (all solo) and two interceptions in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Chargers.
Mitchell started opposite superstar Marcus Peters -- who intercepted a pass as well -- so it shouldn't come as a surprise that Phillip Rivers looked his way quite often. Mitchell held his own Sunday and will likely be tasked with doing the same moving forward.
After being carted off the field Thursday, this news should cause Mitchell to breath a sigh of relief. There was no tear in his hamstring, so he is expected to make a relatively quick recovery. He is competing for reps at cornerback, so a quick return to camp will be advantageous for the 25-year-old.
Mitchell was carted off the field Thursday with an undisclosed injury, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.
The team has yet to comment on any specifics regarding Mitchell's status, but being carted off is a worrisome sign for the fourth-year corner. He'll remain without a timetable for return until more information is provided on his status. In his absence, De'Vante Bausby and Trevon Hartfield will likely see some added reps.
Mitchell was promoted to the active roster from the Chiefs' practice squad on Thursday.
Mitchell was waived by the Chiefs on Nov. 7, but has plenty to be thankful for after being promoted back up to the active roster Thursday. With starting left cornerback Marcus Peters questionable for Week 12, Mitchell will presumably help provide depth in the Chiefs' secondary.
|9||11/5/17||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/19/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||7||19||17.0||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||6|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||6||32||28.0||4||0||2||0||0.0||0||0||9|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||7||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|