Bucs coach Greg Schiano didn’t elaborate Wednesday when he announced defensive end Jayme Mitchell left the team.
But Mitchell’s agent did.
Lamont Smith told Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times that Mitchell was dissatisfied with his role on the team and “didn’t feel it was a good fit for him.”
“He expressed some concerns about some things [on Tuesday] and I asked him to stick it out a little longer. Camp is long and hard,” Smith said. “But he still felt this is what he wanted to do. He spoke with his position coach, and I told him he should still have a conversation with [General Manager] Mark Dominik. Well, he attempted to do that. I’ll leave it at that.”
Smith went onto say Mitchell was unhappy with his situation, especially after being moved inside to defensive tackle and working with the third team.
“He just felt like he was told one thing, but the team did another,” Smith said. “That’s his position.”
The 28-year-old Mitchell started 13 games for the Browns last year, but managed just 1.5 sacks and was cut in March. He’s always had physical skills, so someone might be interested in having him in camp, but it’s not as if there’s going to be a line around the block.