Originally Posted by Texian
Mitchell will be a FA and as a player who has started most of his career will not come cheap as many expect. His experience will afford him the opportunity to sign his next contract for something considerably more than the Vet minimum. So do you offer Mitchell a bigger respectable contract to be a 3 tech DE, a position he hasn't played with questions if he can excel? or does he become ineffective as a 3 tech like Sapp in Oakland? And a DE contract will also be considerably more than a DT contract.
Mitchell only started 3 games before this year.
He played just over half the defensive snaps this year.
He isn't going to cost much more than the veteran minimum.
About a dozen of these NT/DT type were drafted last year; two already became instant starters, two are spot starters, four or five could compete for the spot next year.
This coming class look to be equally deep.
That means more guys wil be kicked to the curb.
I ain't worry.
It's not like Mitchel has been striking fears into opponent QBs' heart.