Well Steeler Nation, the Steelers are usually pretty quiet on the first day of free agency, but today they decided to make some noise . Multiple sources report that former Carolina Panther free safety Mike Mitchell has signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Mitchell is known as a physical hard-hitting safety collecting 4 interceptions, 3.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 8 pass defenses and 66 tackles in 2013 for the Panthers.
Mike Mitchell is considered an upgrade to the Steelers secondary adding some experienced youth to the mix. Mitchell is plenty fast having running a reported 4.39 40 at his pro day in 2009
Rumor has it that the Steelers signed Mitchell to a five year deal worth $25 million but nothing has been officially announced .
Here are some recent tweets from Mike Mitchell…
Pittsburgh!!!!!! First I have to thank God for this blessing and Mr. Rooney and the Steelers organization for such a great opportunity!
I’ll never forget it! I look forward to continuing my career in the black and Gold!