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Broncos Expected To Have Interest In DT Earl Mitchell

Mike Klis of 9 News mentions that he expects the Broncos to express interest in former Dolphins DT Earl Mitchell now that he’s been released by Miami.

Klis adds that Mitchell worked with new Broncos HC Vance Joseph and DL Bill Kollar previously, so they’re familiar with what he offers.

The Broncos may have to replace Sylvester Williams at defensive tackle, considering that he’s in line to be an unrestricted free agent and Mitchell could give them an affordable option to consider in the coming weeks.

It’s worth mentioning that signing Mitchell to a contract won’t impact a team’s compensatory picks, given that he was released.

Mitchell, 29, is a former third-round pick of the Texans back in 2010. He spent four years in Houston before signing a four-year, $19 million contract that included $8 million guaranteed with the Dolphins.

The Dolphins released him in a move that freed up $4 millionĀ of available cap space while creating $500,000 in dead money.

In 2016, Mitchell has appeared in nine games and recorded 17 tackles and no sacks for the Dolphins.

We’ll have more regarding potential options for Mitchell as the news is available.

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