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EARL MITCHELL RUMORS

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
10 days ago  |  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

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

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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