Colts Worked Out Five Including DTs Earl Mitchell & Mike Pennel

     

According to Howard Balzer, the Colts brought in five free agents for workouts on Tuesday, including DTs Earl Mitchell and Mike Pennel.

The full list of players includes: 

  1. RB Bruce Anderson
  2. RB Darrin Hall
  3. S Chris Banjo
  4. DT Earl Mitchell
  5. DT Mike Pennel

Mitchell, 31, 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 Mitchell in 2017 and he later agreed to a four-year, $16 million contract with the 49ers. He was set to make base salaries of $2.85 million over the final two years of the agreement when the 49ers declined his option this offseason. 

The Seahawks signed him back in July as an unrestricted free agent but cut him loose during final roster cuts. This is the first reported interest in him since entering the open market. 

In 2018, Mitchell appeared in 14 games for the 49ers and recorded 28 tackles and no sacks.

Pennel, 28, wound up signing on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State-Pueblo back in 2014. He was waived towards the end of 2016 and was later claimed off of waivers by the Jets.

The Jets re-signed Pennel to a three-year contract worth up to $12 million in 2018 but New York declined his team-option after one season. He signed on with the Patriots back in March but was cut loose in late August. 

In 2018, Pennel appeared in all 16 games for the Jets and recorded 27 tackles, no sacks an a pass defense.

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