PMichael Mitchell
DB PIT (8)
2 weeks ago

Mitchell (shoulder) is ahead of schedule in his recovery from shoulder and hand surgery, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mitchell hasn't missed a game either of the past two seasons, but underwent shoulder surgery this offseason to repair a torn labrum that seemed to plague him during the conclusion of the 2015 campaign. The veteran went under the knife in December, and initially planned on taking his rehab slow, so to not take any risks before training camp, but he quickly progressed ahead of schedule in his recovery, and fully participated in June's minicamp just over four months removed from surgery. Mitchell should be full-go for the commencement of training camp come July 28.

PMichael Mitchell
DB PIT (8)
5 months ago

Mitchell confirmed Friday that he's had surgery on his left shoulder and left hand this offseason, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mitchell has been afflicted by injury throughout his two seasons with the Steelers, but no DNPs dot his game log during that stretch. In 2015, he racked up a career-high 80 tackles (58 solo), while contributing three interceptions, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. It's unclear if he'll be ready for the start of the offseason program in April, but his availability for the 2016 season doesn't appear to be in peril.

PMichael Mitchell
DB PIT (8)
6 months ago

Mitchell recorded four tackles (one solo) against the Broncos on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Mitchell finished the season third on the team with 80 tackles (58) and nine passes defended. He also led the defense with three interceptions, and shared the lead with two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. This is the player the Steelers thought they were getting when they signed Mitchell to a five year, $25 million deal as a free agent from the Panthers in 2014. With three years remaining on that contract, Mitchell will be back next season, looking to extend his consecutive regular season games started streak, currently at 46, which is the sixth longest active consecutive games played streak among for an NFL free safety.

PMichael Mitchell
DB PIT (8)
7 months ago

Mitchell (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game at Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

With 70 total tackles so far, Mitchell is having a solid all-around season and will be looking for his fourth interception of the season against Jimmy Clausen in this game.

PMichael Mitchell
DB PIT (8)
7 months ago

Mitchell (shoulder) had six tackles (five solo) and a fumble recovery in the Steelers win over the Broncos on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The fumble recovery was the fifth of Mitchell's career, and second of 2015 to match a single-season career high. He also has three interceptions on the season, and will face Baltimore quarterback Jimmy Clausen, who has four interceptions in four games, in Week 16.

PMichael Mitchell
DB PIT (8)
7 months ago

Mitchell (shoulder) is listed as active Sunday against the Broncos, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mitchell has been quite consistent in the tackle department this season, ranging between four and eight in 11 of 13 games, while falling just shy of the floor in the other two. In addition to 64 tackles, he's scattered three interceptions, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.

PMichael Mitchell
DB PIT (8)
8 months ago

Mitchell recorded a team-high eight tackles (six solo) in the Steelers' loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The eight tackles are a single-game best for Mitchell since he joined Pittsburgh. The defense failed to record a turnover against Seattle, and will look to turn things around in Week 13 against the Colts, who are 4-0 with Matt Hasselbeck at quarterback.

PMichael Mitchell
DB PIT (8)
8 months ago

Mitchell totaled five tackles (all solo) and an interception in Pittsburgh's win over Cleveland on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The interception was Mitchell's third this season, and the ninth of his career. The Steelers are now plus five in turnovers heading in to their Week 11 bye.

PMichael Mitchell
DB PIT (8)
9 months ago

Mitchell is going through the NFL's concussion protocol in advance of the Steelers' next game Sunday against the Raiders, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mitchell tallied his second interception in three games in Sunday's loss to the Bengals, but it appears he picked up a concussion as well. He will need to be cleared to take the field in Week 9.

PMichael Mitchell
DB PIT (8)
9 months ago

Mitchell recorded five tackles (three solo) and an interception in Pittsburgh's 16-10 loss to Cincinnati on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

This pick, his second of the season and eighth of his NFL career, came late in the fourth quarter with the Steelers nursing a four point lead. Unfortunately, Ben Roethlisberger threw an interception of his own two plays later, and the Bengals scored what proved to be the game-winning touchdown six plays later. Mitchell will face Oakland for the first time in his career in Week 9.