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Mikell likely to go from street to starting lineup

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Veteran safety Quintin Mikell was unemployed earlier this week.

He’s probably going to start Sunday.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said after practice that Mikell would likely start at safety if Mike Mitchell isn’t able to go, and that Mitchell was ruled doubtful for the game because of a calf strain.

If Mitchell hadn’t been hurt, he’d have likely held Mikell off for a little, until the conditioning issues from a lack of training camp were overcome by the disparity in talent. Mikell’s a former Pro Bowler with experience in Rivera and coordinator Sean McDermott’s system.

Also for the Panthers, backup running back Kenjon Barner and cornerback James Dockery are out for their game with the Seahawks, while wide receiver Domenik Hixon, guard Amini Silatolu and defensive tackle Dwan Edwards are questionable.

If Edwards can’t go, they’ll likely use veteran Colin Cole next to rookie Star Lotulelei inside.

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7 Responses to “Mikell likely to go from street to starting lineup”
  1. schmitty2 says: Sep 6, 2013 1:46 PM

    Not the best in coverage but a great tackler and excellent blitzer. Great pick-up for the Panthers.

  2. r8rsfan says: Sep 6, 2013 1:49 PM

    Is Mike Mitchell wearing the ridiculous fanny pack like he did in Oaktown? Heavy hitter when he makes contact, but more often than not he takes poor angles of pursuit and bites on fakes. Poor man’s version of Taylor Mays.

  3. blacknole08 says: Sep 6, 2013 1:53 PM

    Awesome! I’ve always like Mikell’s game.

    Plus he saw Russell Wilson twice last year in two very close games. Hopefully that gives us some kind if edge this weekend.

  4. aaroncurryisbust says: Sep 6, 2013 2:00 PM

    Seahawks are gonna pulverize him.

  5. aaroncurryisbust says: Sep 6, 2013 2:00 PM

    Seahawks are gonna pulverize him.

  6. pathsovglory says: Sep 6, 2013 2:01 PM

    Golden Tate would love to continue burning Mikell again then making him miss two tackles in a row.

  7. pgilbert2013 says: Sep 6, 2013 8:29 PM

    Excellent… We can always use a good street boy.

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