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.
Perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green, still fuming over his dropped third down pass on Sunday in the fourth quarter, took over the first half Thursday night at Paul Brown Stadium with eight catches for 123 yards for one more yard than the Dolphins that staked them a 16-7 half-time lead over Miami.
Both the Bengals and Dolphins come into a Thursday night game at Paul Brown Stadium (8:25-Cincinnati’s Channel 12 and NFL Network) gasping after an adversity-filled Sunday. The team that catches its wind gets to go into October 2-2. The Bengals.com Media Roundtable tells you which one.
Now that the bye weeks have officially kicked off, depth is an important factor in winning games. Injuries have ravaged the NFL and fantasy rosters alike, and the waiver wire will become a baron wasteland in no time. Let’s take a look at a few guys you will want to target this week to help fill out those rosters.
The Cincinnati Bell Connector will operate late after Thursday night’s Bengals game to accommodate fans who ride the streetcar.