I don’t really know who or what an Earl Mitchell is, but now he’s ours and you can’t have him?
6’3, 310 pounds, he’ll be 32 years old in September. If he’s been unsigned on the free agent market for this long, he must be amazing. With a career 6.5 sacks spread across three teams who never wanted him for a second contract, I’m expecting Pro Bowl output right out of the box.
I think I read somewhere that he abused the Seahawks’ O-line in recent years, but if that were reason enough to sign someone, then literally every defensive lineman in the league would fit the mold. I find it extremely disconcerting that the Packers had just waived someone who everyone agreed is a tremendous D-Tackle the same day of this signing, and we apparently had zero interest. If money is an issue, I would again point to all the money we’re saving by not paying Frank Clark (on top of the money we’ll save thanks to this Jarran Reed suspension hypothetically lowering his value). I also read somewhere that he was one of the lowest-rated defensive tackles/linemen in the league last year, by Pro Football Focus or some damn thing, which feels about right. The Seahawks always have to be the smartest guys in the room.
Suffice it to say … I don’t have a lot to say. I’m just waiting around for the Bobby Wagner extension to finally be announced so I can hoot and holler and whatnot.