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Mitchell questionable against Giants with calf injury

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Earl Mitchell is questionable for Monday's game against the Giants with a calf injury, but interim coach Dan Campbell says he expects the veteran to play. Receiver Rishard Matthews (ribs) and tackle Ja'Wuan James (toe) were ruled out Saturday as expected. Also ruled out was backup tight end Brandon Williams with a broken foot. ...
Via Associated Press
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins DT Earl Mitchell drawing praise from Wake, Suh

When one thinks of the Miami Dolphins defensive line the names that come to mind are generally Ndamukong Suh, Cameron Wake and Olivier Vernon, but often overlooked is defensive tackle Earl Mitchell. Mitchell, who has had the luxury of playing next to guys like JJ Watt, Mario Williams and Wake throughout his five year career, is often slated as the third or fourth option on the defensive...
Via PhinManiacs
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins experimenting with DT Earl Mitchell at fullback

The Joe Philbin era of the Miami Dolphins has had a very apparent aversion to the fullback position, and the last time there was speculation that the Dolphins would pursue a fullback was a few years back when there were strong rumors that the team was very interested in former Ravens fullback Vonta Leach. There currently is not a traditional fullback on the roster so it would appear...
Via PhinManiacs
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

DT Earl Mitchell gets $3 million dollars guaranteed by the Dolphins

Earl Mitchell, defensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins, was guaranteed $3 million dollars of his base salary of $4 million dollars because he was still on the roster five days after the league's new year. This guarantee clause isn't uncommon in contracts across the NFL and Mitchell and his agent made sure they had one too when they signed the four-year deal worth $16 million dollars...
Via PhinManiacs
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins sign DT Earl Mitchell

The Miami Dolphins had a need for a defensive tackle after losing Paul Soliai to the Falcons and I was actually intrigued to see Earl Mitchell sign with a 4-3 team going into the off-season. He was a 3rd round pick in 2010, but the 6-2 292 pounder was miscast as a 3-4 nose tackle in Houston over the last 3 seasons. Even still, he wasn’t terrible, so there’s a chance he can become...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 13, 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

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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