Originally Posted by 76Texan
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.
See what some 2013 DL FA signed for. Some backups received respectable contracts, much more than minimums. Rule of Thumb is it usually take DL rookies 2-3 years to learn the NFL game before becoming effective.