QEarl Mitchell
DL MIA (8)
1 month ago

Mitchell (calf) was activated from injured reserve Thursday, Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Mitchell returned to the active roster after being placed on the IR in Week 1 of the season. The team has yet to comment on how much, if any, action the defensive tackle will see this Sunday against the Chargers. His calf injury will be something to keep an eye on if he does receive some defensive reps, as he figures to serve as the primary backup behind starter Jordan Phillips.

QEarl Mitchell
DL MIA (8)
1 month ago

Mitchell (calf) could be activated off of IR and play Sunday in San Diego, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Head coach Adam Gase stated Monday that Mitchell will be activated if he comes through practice this week without any setbacks. Mitchell would be a boost to a linebacking corps that has had it's share of injuries and will go up against one of the best backs in the NFL on Sunday in Melvin Gordon.

QEarl Mitchell
DL MIA (8)
1 month ago

Mitchell (calf) could be ready to play in two weeks, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mitchell was placed on IR earlier this season after suffering the calf injury. He may not start upon is role but is expected to help out at inside linebacker.

QEarl Mitchell
DL MIA (8)
3 months ago

Mitchell (calf) was placed on injured-reserve on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mitchell could be available to return mid-way through the season with the return rule now in place. The defensive end suffered a calf injury prior to Sunday's game, but is only considered week-to-week. With Mitchell out for the foreseeable future, Jordan Phillips, Julius Warmsley, and Ndamukong Suh will be the only healthy defensive ends on the roster.

QEarl Mitchell
DL MIA (8)
3 months ago

Mitchell is considered week-to-week with a calf injury, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mitchell dealt with a lingering calf injury prior to Week 1, but was cleared before the game for a return to the field. He appeared to have aggravated his existing injury during the contest and is now dealing with some lingering pain. He's considered week-to-week, but we should see his status for Saturday's matchup against the Patriots updated as game day approaches. Jordan Phillips and Julius Warmsley are the likely beneficiaries of playing time if Mitchell sees an extended absence.

QEarl Mitchell
DL MIA (8)
3 months ago

Mitchell is questionable to return to Sunday's game due to a calf injury.

EDGE Analysis

Mitchell was hobbled by a calf injury during the preseason but was deemed ready to play heading into Sunday's contest. His exit from the game was likely due to tweaking the calf, so if he is unable to return, expect Jordan Phillips and Julius Warmsley to pick up additional snaps.

QEarl Mitchell
DL MIA (8)
3 months ago

Mitchell (calf) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Mitchell will suit up for the Dolphins' regular season opener despite returning to practice just this week. However, he'll operate under a restricted snap count. For this reason, backup DTs Jordan Phillips and Julius Warmsley will likely see an uptick in playing time.

QEarl Mitchell
DL MIA (8)
3 months ago

Mitchell (calf) will have his snaps monitored Sunday in Seattle, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

While the good news is that Mitchell will play Sunday, the bad news is that he won't be a three down player as the Dolphins look to make sure he will be healthy for the long haul.

QEarl Mitchell
DL MIA (8)
3 months ago

Mitchell (calf) returned to practice on a limited basis Monday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mitchell has missed a couple of weeks due to the injury but his return to practice is a positive sign and he would seem likely to play Sunday in Seattle.

QEarl Mitchell
DL MIA (8)
3 months ago

Mitchell (calf) will not play in Thursday's preseason game, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mitchell's calf ailment is not expected to keep him sidelined for Week 1. The 28-year-old has stood out this offseason and projects to start as an interior defensive lineman for the Dolphins in 2016.