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EARL MITCHELL RUMORS

Dolphins' new D-tackle Mitchell primed for new role

BY SEAN DONOVANFor the first time in four-plus seasons, the interior of the Miami Dolphins' defensive line won't feature the indomitable Paul Soliai, who left for more lucrative waters this offseason.The guy they pegged to replace him will be seeing some significant changes himself in 2014.Defensive tackle Earl Mitchell, whom Miami signed to a four-year, $16 million contract on the...
Via AFC East Daily
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts on 2014 Miami Dolphins Free Agency as of March 22nd

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Moments after the 2014 period began the Dolphins signed what should amount to their biggest addition of the year in Brandon Albert. He’ll hopefully man the LT position for at least 2-3 seasons, of his 5 year 47 million dollar contract. Kudu’s to Hickey, and Philbin for getting their man. – Grade A+ They overpaid, but had little choice. I won’t...
Via TopSportsReport
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Earl Mitchell excited about move to Miami, switch to Dolphins' 4-3 scheme

DAVIE, Fla. -- Earl Mitchell got rich by playing nose tackle in a 3-4 defense. He now hopes to win a Super Bowl in the Miami Dolphins' 4-3 scheme. ''I definitely want to be part of a 4-3 team,'' Mitchell said Wednesday afternoon. ''I think it'll definitely give me the opportunity to showcase my skill ... where I can be able to make more plays and be a part of just getting after the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins bring in DT Earl Mitchell while Big Paul heads to Atl

The Dolphins continued to fill holes by adding Defensive Tackle Earl Mitchell to a 4 year $16 million deal ($9 million guaranteed). With Soliai and Starks moving on from the Dolphins, the signing of Mitchell makes sense. He finished with a 1.6 PFF grade against the Pass, but a -4.6 grade against the run.  Mitchell played the nose position in Texas, but is expected to play next to...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dolphins Signing DT Earl Mitchell

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that former Texans DT Earl Mitchell is expected to sign with the Miami Dolphins. Schefter adds that  Mitchell’s deal is a four-year contract worth $16 million and includes $9 million guaranteed, Mitchell, 26, has only missed one game in his NFL career and totaled 48 tackles and 1.5 sacks for the Texans in 2013. Pro Football Focus has him rated...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans’ DT Earl Mitchell Could Be An Option For The Bears In Free Agency

  According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Texans’ impending free agent DT Earl Mitchell could be an option for the Bears in free agency. Biggs adds that re-signing Henry Melton could still be an option for the Bears as well. Former Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik mentioned as Mitchell as a free agent who could end up being a ”good value” this offseason. Mitchell...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans made right choice not using the Franchise Tag

The deadline to use the franchise tag for all NFL teams passed at 3 p.m. on Monday. As was the case with most teams, the Houston Texans elected to not use it. Without any key players slated to hit the free agent market, the Texans made the right decision to not use it. Running back Ben Tate, defensive end Antonio Smith and nose tackle Earl Mitchell were the only players notable of...
Via cover32 - Texans
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans NT Earl Mitchell Could Be In For A Better Than Expected FA Market

Former Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik mentioned that Texans NT Earl Mitchell could end up being a ”good value” in this year’s free agent market, per Adam Caplan. Caplan mentions that could be this year’s version of Ricky Jean-Francois who secured a four-year, $22 million contract that included $5.5 million guaranteed from the Colts last year. Jean-Francois wound up having...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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