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Steelers placed FS Mike Mitchell (groin) on the active/PUP list.

Mitchell is considered day to day and shouldn't miss much time during camp. Signed to to a five-year, $25 million contract in March, Mitchell will start opposite Troy Polamalu when healthy.

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Steelers agreed to terms with FS Mike Mitchell, formerly of the Panthers.

Mitchell, 27 in June, had a number of teams hot on his trail. The Steelers are replacing an aging Ryan Clark with a young, hard hitter in Mitchell at free safety next to Troy Polamalu. Mitchell is coming off a career-year, and it'll be interesting to see if he was a product of the Panthers' stout front seven. The talent on the defensive line in Pittsburgh isn't comparable. Mitchell can cover and play the run.

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The Eagles have "reached out" to free agent SS Mike Mitchell.

The Charlotte Observer reported over the weekend that the Redskins and Eagles were the teams showing the "most interest" in Mitchell, a 26-year-old in-the-box safety coming off a career year. Both Washington and Philly need safety help.

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The Charlotte Observer reports free agent FS Mike Mitchell is drawing interest from the Bears, Eagles, Broncos and Falcons.

Mitchell had a breakout 2013 playing for the Panthers on a one-year deal, but is unlikely to be brought back due to salary cap constraints. He appeared in all 16 games last season, finishing with 66 tackles, four interceptions, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Mitchell can play both safety positions and shouldn't have any trouble landing a multi-year deal.

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The Charlotte Observer expects free agents FS Mike Mitchell and WR/KR Ted Ginn Jr. to hit the open market.

Both are priorities for Carolina, but the Panthers' salary cap concerns have made re-signing both difficult. Mitchell flourished as a starter in 2013, recording 66 tackles, four interceptions, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Ginn posted a 36-556-5 line in a breakout 2013 campaign.

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The Panthers will reportedly "look to lock up" free agent FS Mike Mitchell.

Playing on a one-year deal last season, Mitchell racked up 66 tackles, four interceptions, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. He was a play-maker for a secondary that doesn't have many of them. Mitchell is still only 27. He'd have a nice little market if he reached free agency.

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ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim hears the team likes free agent FS Mike Mitchell.

The Redskins have holes at both safety spots. Mitchell can play either one. He's coming off a career-year and will look to cash in after playing on a one-year, $1 million deal in Carolina. It's also quite possible he was a product of the Panthers' fearsome front seven. Mitchell is a big-time hitter on the back end and does his best work as a blitzed and in coverage.

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The Charlotte Observer expects the Panthers to make re-signing FS Mike Mitchell a priority.

Mitchell greatly outperformed his one-year, $1 million deal in 2013. He made 15 starts, making 67 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles, and four interceptions. Mitchell is also known as a big hitter who racks up the occasional personal foul penalty. He'll turn 27 in June and is our No. 10 free agent safety. The former second-round pick should be able to land a multi-year deal.

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Panthers SS Mike Mitchell (calf) returned to practice Wednesday.

Mitchell missed Week 1 with a calf injury. He'll regain his starting job at strong safety, with Quintin Mikell moving into a situational role.

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Mike Mitchell has won the Panthers' starting strong safety job.

Mitchell didn't have much competition for the spot. He had been running ahead of D.J. Campbell, Haruki Nakamura, and UDFA Robert Lester for much of the summer. Campbell and Lester were part of the Panthers' final cuts, while Nakamura will back up both Mitchell and FS Charles Godfrey. Mitchell is fearless and plays with reckless abandon. He'll likely rack up plenty of 15-yard penalties.