Michael Mitchell
DB PIT (8)
3 months ago

Mitchell recorded eight tackles (seven solo) and a fumble recovery in the Steelers' 27-24 overtime win against Cleveland on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Mitchell is a consistent and reliable defensive presence, playing in every game since joining the Steelers three years ago. He finishes his 2016 campaign with 78 tackles (55 solo), with an interception and a fumble recovery.

Michael Mitchell
DB PIT (8)
3 months ago

Mitchell (knee) does not appear on the Steelers' injury report Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Mitchell briefly exited Sunday's matchup against the Bills with a left knee injury. Considering he ultimately returned to the game, coupled with his absence from the team's first practice report of the week, suggests the Steelers' starting free safety won't be forced to miss any additional time.

Michael Mitchell
DB PIT (8)
3 months ago

Mitchell suffered a left knee injury during Sunday's game against the Bills and his return is questionable, NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mitchell's injury will likely force Sean Davis into an increased role at free safety, but he may be able to return at some point throughout the remainder of the game.

Michael Mitchell
DB PIT (8)
4 months ago

Mitchell totaled seven tackles (six solo) and an interception during Thursday's 28-7 win at Indianapolis.

EDGE Analysis

Mitchell put himself in the right place at the right time all game, making several touchdown-saving hits and grabbing his first interception of the season. He and the rest of the Pittsburgh defense will look to keep their playoff run going in Week 13 against the Giants.

Michael Mitchell
DB PIT (8)
5 months ago

Updating a previous note, Mitchell (knee) has returned to the field, Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mitchell left the game in the first quarter after injuring his knee but it appears the safety is fine. In case he does see his reps monitored the rest of the game, look for Sean Davis to see increased action.

Michael Mitchell
DB PIT (8)
5 months ago

Mitchell suffered a left knee injury and is questionable to return to the game, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Look for more information to be released as the game progresses. In the meantime, Sean Davis will likely take over as the starting free safety.

Michael Mitchell
DB PIT (8)
6 months ago

Mitchell tallied six combined tackles and added one pass defended during the Steelers' 38-16 win over the Redskins on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Mitchell was all over the field for the Steel Curtain on Monday. The 29-year-old came into the 2016 season nursing shoulder and hand ailments, but his performance Monday silenced any skepticism surrounding his health. After playing 98 percent of defensive snaps in Week 1, Mitchell figures to have cemented his spot in the Pittsburgh secondary for the 2016 campaign.

Michael Mitchell
DB PIT (8)
8 months 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.

Michael Mitchell
DB PIT (8)
1 year 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.

Michael Mitchell
DB PIT (8)
1 year 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.