2010 HIGHLIGHTS: College free agent was released under the “waived/injured” category on Aug. 22, and reverted to Bengals Reserve/Injured list on Aug. 24 … Suffered knee injury Aug. 15 vs. Denver.
COLLEGE: Agile lineman who entered junior college ranks as a TE, Mitchell contributed to powerhouse offenses in each of his two seasons (2008-09) at Oklahoma State … Helped Cowboys post consecutive 9-4 records, with berths in Holiday Bowl (’08 season) and Cotton Bowl (’09 season) … Began last season as starting RG, and replaced injured Brady Bond as starting RT for the final four games … Part of an offense that averaged 28.4 points, 187.8 rushing yards and 367.2 net yards per game … Aided pass protection that allowed only 11 sacks … Played as a backup T in 2008, for offense that averaged 40.8 points, 245.5 rushing yards and 487.7 net yards per game … In 2006-07, attended Snow Junior College (Ephraim, Utah), where he was a first-team All-America selection at T in ’07 by JC Gridwire and the NJCAA … Began college career in 2003 at Dixie CC (St. George, Utah), playing TE … Did not play in 2004-05 while on Mormon Church mission … Redshirted at Snow JC in 2006 due to injury.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Choctaw, Okla. … Attended Choctaw High School … Journalism/broadcasting major at Oklahoma State … Signed Bengals contract on 4-30-10.
The Bengals should take the game tape from Sunday’s 24-10 win over the Falcons and sell it as a “How to Tackle” instructional video.
Expect the Bengals to make some roster moves at some point with cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris slated to return off NFL suspension this week.
It doesn’t take a withered sage to figure out the Bengals have their most dynamic pair of running backs since, dare we breathe it, James Brooks and Elbert Woods before these kids were born.
The Ben-Gals will be wearing new uniforms for the 2014 season! Designed by a former Ben-Gal, the new look has a distinct look from both the front and the back. Look for them at the next home game!
Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka prevents Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones from catching a touchdown by striping the ball.