Mitchell was supposed to be a perfect free agent replacement for Randy Starks but thus far, Mitchell has either been banged up or whiffing on tackles. So far this pre-season he hasn’t been too bad but Miami should expect more from a player who is lining up next to Ndamukong Suh.
Mitchell has not come close to warrant his contract but surprisingly has found a place on the roster despite being paid $3.5 million. Typically that would be a great bargain salary for a veteran defensive lineman but Mitchell is the 11th highest paid player on the roster and his performance on the field is average at best.
Helping Mitchell keep his spot is Jordan Phillips who has done almost nothing since arriving in Miami as a 2nd round pick two seasons ago. Phillips’ time with Miami probably should come to an end and maybe even before Mitchell but Phillips salary is a lot less, as his performance.
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