Steelers To Sign Mike Mitchell

6:04pm: Mitchell’s deal with the Steelers will be a five-year pact worth about $25MM, tweets Tom Pelissero of USA Today.

5:30pm: The Steelers are set to sign safety Mike Mitchell, a source tells Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune (on Twitter). Mitchell is coming off a productive year with Carolina.

The Redskins were said to have interest in the former Panthers and Raiders safety, but earlier today we learned that they cooled on him. Mitchell, 27 in June, saw time in 15 games for the Panthers last season and started in 13. In total, he racked up 52 tackles, four sacks, and an eye-popping four interceptions.

Safeties have been flying off the board left and right today but the No. 1 prize – Jairus Byrd – remains available.

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