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Carolina Panthers


Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell - #21 - S

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 213 lbs.
Birthday 06/10/1987
Birthplace Fort Thomas, KY
College Ohio
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 2nd round, 15th pick by Raiders

Rivera running out of time to get Panthers trending upward

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
Ron Rivera has kept his team together during its disappointing season, but Carolina is not moving in a direction that is likely to satisfy the team owner.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons cross one hurdle

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The NFC South-champion Falcons dealt the rival Saints a blow in Week 13, and the Panthers and Bucs both came up short out West.

Chiefs defeat Panthers on emotional day in K.C.

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
Brady Quinn threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns, and Jamaal Charles ran for 127 yards in the Chiefs' 27-21 victory over their Panthers

Chiefs: Sunday's game to be played as scheduled

Posted Dec. 01, 2012 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
The Chiefs will play Sunday's game vs. the Panthers as scheduled, the team announced Saturday afternoon. 

Panthers DT Edwards out for season with dislocated elbow

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
Panthers DT Ron Edwards suffered a dislocated elbow in Monday night’s win over the Eagles and will miss the rest of the season.

Newton leads Panthers past Eagles

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 12:47 a.m. ET
Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more to lead the Panthers to a 30-22 victory over the Eagles on Monday night.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons keep hanging on

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
It will not quiet the skeptics, but the Falcons did ensure this would be their third consecutive double-digit win season on Sunday.

Panthers sign PK Gano, waive PK Medlock

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
The Panthers signed PK Graham Gano on Tuesday and waived PK Justin Medlock.

NFC South Spin cycle: Stage set for Falcons-Bucs battle

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
The Panthers hit a new low, but the rest of the NFC South was victorious Sunday, including the Falcons and Bucs, who will meet next week.

Rivera, Mularkey, Shurmur don't come through in clutch

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Embattled head coaches have something in common: They all make late-game situational mistakes that cost their teams.

Freeman, Buccaneers come back to stun Panthers

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Dallas Clark in overtime to cap the Buccaneers' 27-21 comeback win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Accorsi taking hard look at Panthers operation

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
League observers have speculated on who Ernie Accorsi has on the list of GM candidates he will submit to Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.

NFC South Spin cycle: Saints, Bucs keeping playoff hopes alive

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
The talk of an undefeated season is over for the Falcons, but the playoff hopes for the Saints and Buccaneers are still alive coming off Week 10 wins.

Panthers fire special-teams coordinator

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
The Panthers fired special-teams coordinator Brian Murphy and replaced him with Richard Rodgers, the team’s assistant special-teams coach.

Panthers owner Richardson responds to L.A. report

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson released a statement on Sunday about the team staying in Carolina.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 21, 2013
The Panthers have signed Mitchell from the Oakland Raiders.||||||| Panthers coach Ron Rivera says, "Mitchell should provide competition in the secondary and we know Captain is a tough, hard-nosed competitor capable of making big plays." Mitchell joins the Panthers after playing the first four seasons of his career with the Raiders. He has nine career starts.
Posted March 20, 2013
A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers have agreed to a one-year contract with Mitchell. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the move has not been publically announced.||||||| Mitchell played in 61 games with nine starts during four seasons with the Oakland Raiders. He had 41 tackles last season and one sack. Mitchell will have a chance to compete for the Panthers starting strong safety job with Haruki Nakamura and D.J. Campbell. The team moved Charles Godfrey to free safety last season.

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