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Steelers place Mike Mitchell on PUP list to start camp


The Steelers will open camp without a pair of players, including one of their rare free agent splurges.

The team announced that safety Mike Mitchell and running back Alvester Alexander would begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

Mitchell parlayed a solid season with the Panthers into some security, with the Steelers stepping out of form with a five-year, $25 million deal.

He showed last year he’s not averse to coming up and making big hits (though he thinks Roger Goodell is targeting him for fines), but will have to play more of a coverage role paired with Troy Polamalu.

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25 Responses to “Steelers place Mike Mitchell on PUP list to start camp”
  1. Heretopissuoff says: Jul 25, 2014 5:40 PM

    Hey once u leave the raiders ur career can only go downhill it’s saddening players don’t understand that
    Khalil Mack> Clowney and Barr

  2. psmith7716 says: Jul 25, 2014 5:41 PM

    Did the author have any thoughts of including the REASON he was placed on the PUP?

  3. stillers213 says: Jul 25, 2014 5:54 PM

    Can anyone answer psmith7716’s question? Anyone?

  4. Steeley McBeam says: Jul 25, 2014 5:57 PM

    Groin. Tomlin said he’d be off in a week.

  5. bossdonche says: Jul 25, 2014 6:01 PM

    They both have groin injuries.

  6. stev433 says: Jul 25, 2014 6:12 PM

    With Mitchell having groin injury gives thomas opportunity to showcase training with Tory with 1st team.Maybe battle for position.

  7. cheffyglenn says: Jul 25, 2014 6:15 PM

    To many thrusts during time off!!!

  8. Stiller43 says: Jul 25, 2014 6:18 PM


    You dont pay mitchell 5/25 to battle for a spot. Besides, word is shamarko is more built/has the abilities moreso for troys role, not a fs role

  9. bigbadshane says: Jul 25, 2014 7:39 PM

    Let’s hope both players are back to 100% soon. Go Steelers!

  10. blindmansaidwhat says: Jul 25, 2014 7:47 PM

    Thomas might be built like a SS but he has CB speed and ball skills…doesn’t matter though Mitchell will be back next week (slight groin pull)

  11. mrlaloosh says: Jul 25, 2014 8:27 PM

    Huge mistake by Steelers. Mitchell is all hat and no cattle. He needs to be put on the shut your pie hole list.

  12. pittspuke7 says: Jul 25, 2014 8:38 PM

    Tebowed out of playoffs years ago and then o winning records and o playoff appearances. The team is irrelevant anymore.

  13. steelcurtainn says: Jul 25, 2014 9:04 PM

    This groin injury is just a small bump in a long season. Mitchell will help lead the steelers to their 7th superbowl title making Troy Polamalu a 3 time superbowl champ with 3 different safeties.

  14. The Pittsburgh Steelers: God's Team says: Jul 25, 2014 9:07 PM

    Nothing big. This is the best offseason signing of the year. Jealous?

  15. thevikingsarewherecareersend says: Jul 25, 2014 11:23 PM

    Hey once you leave the raiders you get cured from the stench of losing.

  16. clashpoint says: Jul 25, 2014 11:37 PM

    Ugh see I’m almost afraid to make the post I want to make, because if I do, I might jinx the Steelers and their overall current good health. I think they’ve had it worse than most teams on the injury front the last couple of years. The only time I ever get superstitious is sports and my teams. Totally worth it though! I’ve saved us many times. 🙂

  17. steelerdynasty2010 says: Jul 25, 2014 11:51 PM

    is he Tomlin’s nephew or something? that picture is striking!

  18. ncarolinabluze says: Jul 26, 2014 12:10 AM

    Panthers fan club was shocked by that contract. Mitchell is a decent player, can lay the wood, but not exactly smart or technically sound. Seemed to be a journeyman who looked good playing behind that Panther front 7. Wouldve been great to sign at $1 mill a year… Shaping up to be big gaffe for the Steelers D

  19. kepickle says: Jul 26, 2014 4:40 AM

    As a Panther fan I wanted him back BUT things didn’t work that way Good player & a old style safety good fit with the steelers

  20. joetoronto says: Jul 26, 2014 5:16 AM

    Mitchell is as overrated as they come.

  21. drfeelyouup says: Jul 26, 2014 8:19 AM

    He sure isn’t Tashaun Gipson or Donte Whitners caliber. This guy is just a scrub, just like Polamalu is at this stage.

  22. olcap says: Jul 26, 2014 8:34 AM

    It looks like the other Mike has picked up another regular addition to the weekly injury list.

    It’s the Tomlin way.

  23. shakespeare22 says: Jul 26, 2014 9:05 AM

    Overrated? I’ve never heard of this guy until 1 minute ago.

  24. petehimself2112 says: Jul 26, 2014 10:18 AM

    The Ravens just signed a better safety with a way smaller deal. Hill>Mitchell

  25. cwifyou says: Jul 26, 2014 3:08 PM

    What I thought.

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