The Vikings added depth to their linebacker corps and talent to their special teams group on Tuesday by signing free agent LB Marvin Mitchell. Selected in the 7th round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints, Mitchell has also spent time with the Miami Dolphins during his 5-year career.
With the Vikings, Mitchell will likely provide depth at multiple LB spots and he will certainly be in the mix as a core special teams contributor. According to his NFL.com profile, Mitchell has 119 career tackles and 2.0 sacks in 5 seasons, with 71 games played and 2 starts.
Mitchell began his career on the Saints practice squad and was promoted to the active roster in October of his rookie season. The Saints did not bring him back after the 2010 season following their Super Bowl victory, and Mitchell signed on with the Dolphins in August of 2011. With the Dolphins last season, Mitchell recorded 30 tackles, 1.o sack, 1 INT and 1 forced fumble while also leading the club in special teams tackles with 12.
The Norfolk, Virginia native is 27 years old and measure in at 6-3, 249 pounds.
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