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Bills, Kawika Mitchell close to parting ways

Trent Edwards may not be the only veteran player leaving the Buffalo Bills this week.

Linebacker Kawika Mitchell, who played the last two years for the Bills but was placed on injured reserve before this season, could be on the way out as well.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Mitchell has asked the Bills to release him, and he could reach an injury settlement with the team today.

A settlement could make sense for both sides because it could, depending on the terms of the, get the Bills off the hook for Mitchell’s 2010 salary, and also make Mitchell eligible to sign with another team and play this season if his foot injury heals quickly enough.

When Edwards was waived on Monday, Mitchell took to Twitter to question the move, suggesting that he didn’t know what the Bills’ front office was thinking. Now Mitchell may not have to worry what the Bills’ front office is thinking any longer.

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9 Responses to “Bills, Kawika Mitchell close to parting ways”
  1. CT Pats Fan says: Oct 1, 2010 10:13 AM

    Can anyone explain more on Injury Settlements? If Mitchell is getting paid to be on IR (or is he?), why would he want a settlement to leave the team? Isn’t being a part of a team better than being a FA, coming off a season on IR?

  2. Ant-DIEhardBILLS says: Oct 1, 2010 10:15 AM

    Hes always hurt, old, and had his run w the giants 4 seasons ago. hes done.

  3. Krow says: Oct 1, 2010 10:32 AM

    He took the money and went to Buffalo. These guys have got to stop crying. I believe he’s pulled about $10,000,000 from the Bills. Now he ‘doesn’t know what the front office is thinking?’ They’re probably thinking they paid all that salary for nothing.

  4. billsfan66 says: Oct 1, 2010 10:38 AM

    Don’t let the door hit u on the way out! Really, who cares a a out him seemed to worry more about twitter than the game. Funny thing he’s not even one of the better LB’s on the team…..and that says a lot.

  5. DG0122 says: Oct 1, 2010 10:40 AM

    he wants a settlement to get the hell outta Buffalo…Schobel walked away from $8 mil to get outta there…what does that tell you?
    if his foot isnt that bad he can pick up with someone else as attrition mounts and get to play again

  6. Mikey D says: Oct 1, 2010 10:50 AM

    Can anyone explain more on Injury Settlements? If Mitchell is getting paid to be on IR (or is he?), why would he want a settlement to leave the team? Isn’t being a part of a team better than being a FA, coming off a season on IR?
    Mitchell is getting paid his normal salary while on IR, he can’t play for the rest of the season with the Buffalo Bills, because he was placed on the season ending IR. If they work out a deal to release him, then he can play for another team this season. They would need a settlement to eliminate his 2011 contract because if they don’t and release him, the Bills would be stuck with paying his salary while he is not even on the team. Being part of a team is better than being a FA but Mitchell won’t be a free agent long, if he is released by the Bills.

  7. CT Pats Fan says: Oct 1, 2010 11:32 AM

    Thx Mikey D.

  8. okieplus4 says: Oct 1, 2010 11:52 AM

    i think he’s played in like 4 games since coming on…lata…..

  9. tomcous says: Oct 1, 2010 12:21 PM

    Tells me neither really wanted to be a part of the rebuilding process.
    He wants out and it makes business sense to do so … see ya later Kawika.
    Bills are ripping it apart which given the performance of the last 10 years is a good thing!
    ….
    @DG0122 says:
    October 1, 2010 10:40 AM
    he wants a settlement to get the hell outta Buffalo…Schobel walked away from $8 mil to get outta there…what does that tell you?

  10. Coogzk says: Oct 19, 2010 7:24 PM

    If any u had any clue about the business of the NFL u would realize that regardless of trying to be loyal to any one team is extremely difficult due to the fact that business is business. In the eyes of an organization and in the eyes of a player. When u get treated like a number instead of a human, your mental changes.
    Kawika was extremely loyal to the Buffalo Bills and likewise them, but once an injury happens….. All loyalty is out the window. Yes they cut pay when u are on IR( while on contractual agreement). Kawika was forced into this issue and the organization asked for him to remain on IR for the entire rest of season instead of allowing him to return. is he old in NFL years? Possibly, but to be a starter for every team he has ever played for for all these years in the NFL, he is still an essiential part to any squad at least for the younger players for experience and guidance. Besides I don’t think his time is up, so if he can return this season regardless of what team, he would be an asset. Good Luck Kawika.

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