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Wed, 15 Jul 2009 06:55:24 -0700
Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester said he would eventually like to give up his punt return duties, but not at this point. First, Hester says he would like to break the record for the most kick returns for touchdowns. The record is currently at 13 set by former NFL RB Brian Mitchell. "But with me right now, I feel like at punt returns there are going to be opportunities where we're going to need big returns," Hester said. "With all the success we've had at the return game, it would be real crazy to just give it up now. Plus I'm looking to break this record. In the back of my mind, I've got to get this record before I give (punt returns) up."
Wed, 20 Jun 2007 14:30:18 -0700
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports former NFL RB/KR Brian Mitchell will be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame this weekend.
Thu, 17 Feb 2005 11:51:35 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Associated Press reports former Washington Redskins RB/KR Brian Mitchell officially announced his retirement from the league after 14 NFL seasons.
Sat, 12 Feb 2005 08:19:24 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports NFL RB/KR Brian Mitchell said he plans to sign a one-day contract with the Washington Redskins next week so he can officially retire as a member of the organization.
Sat, 18 Dec 2004 09:03:52 -0800
Jody Foldesy, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins spokesman Karl Swanson confirmed a tentative plan to allow former RB/KR Brian Mitchell to retire as a member of the team. Washington would sign Mitchell for one day, probably after this season ends, and let him immediately retire.
Tue, 08 Jun 2004 13:48:41 -0700
Vic Ketchman, of Jaguars.com, reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have big expectations for RB/KR David Allen in 2004. "I expect him to have a heckuva year," special teams coach Pete Rodriguez said. "He's the kind of guy I like. He's not as big or strong as Brian Mitchell, but he runs the same way."
Wed, 25 Feb 2004 14:21:08 -0800
The New York Giants have announced the team has released RB Brian Mitchell.
Fri, 12 Dec 2003 11:35:54 -0800
New York Giants RB Brian Mitchell will serve as the team's No. 3 QB in Week 15.
Wed, 26 Nov 2003 12:20:21 -0800
New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel has decided RB/KR Brian Mitchell and RB/KR Delvin Joyce will split kick return duties for the Week 13 game against the Buffalo Bills.
Tue, 18 Nov 2003 06:49:39 -0800
Tara Sullivan, of the North Jersey Media Group, reports New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel said he is considering a change at punt returner, specifically, the replacement of KR Brian Mitchell with RB Delvin Joyce. "Some of it is just situational and Brian can't do anything about it," Fassel said. "Some of it is the blocking is not there and some of it is Brian. ... When I make a change I've got to see how much is totally on Brian, and how much of it is the help he is getting. It's like the quarterback, he's so dependent on so many people doing things for him. It's pretty hard to put the spotlight on him, but I have considered it, yes."
Wed, 29 Oct 2003 12:42:59 -0800
New York Giants RB/KR Brian Mitchell will remain the punt and kick returner for the team in Week 9, but head coach Jim Fassel told Mitchell they need more production from him.
Tue, 21 Oct 2003 06:30:16 -0700
Tara Sullivan, of the North Jersey Media Group, reports New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel said he will stick with RB Brian Mitchell as the team's punt returner, despite a lackluster performance this season.
Mon, 06 Oct 2003 17:33:51 -0700
New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel admitted he is a bit disappointed by the return units, which have yet to break any big runs despite the addition of veteran RB Brian Mitchell. But Fassel said is happy with Mitchell's reliability, and Mitchell said there could be a breakout at any time as he and the blockers get more accustomed to one another.
Fri, 05 Sep 2003 19:17:29 -0700
New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel has named the team's 2003 captains: QB Kerry Collins and RB Tiki Barber on offense, DL Michael Strahan and LB Mike Barrow on defense, and KR/PR Brian Mitchell on special teams, according to Michael Eisen of Giants.com.
Tue, 02 Sep 2003 11:51:40 -0700
Tara Sullivan, of the Bergen Record, reports it is possible that New York Giants RBs Tiki Barber, Delvin Joyce, primary returner Brian Mitchell, and FB Jim Finn will be the four active running backs on game days, leaving Giants RBs Ron Dayne and Dorsey Levens in street clothes.
Sun, 06 Apr 2003 09:36:05 -0700
The New York Times reports the New York Giants have overhauled their special teams during the off-season. They’ve added a new place kicker in Mike Hollis; a new kickoff and punt returner in Brian Mitchell; a new punter in Jeff Feagles; and a new long snapper in Ryan Kuehl.
Fri, 28 Mar 2003 12:26:08 -0800
Lew Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports coach Philadelphia Eagles Andy Reid had this to say about KR Brian Mitchell's comments that the club "disrespected" him by only offering a veteran-minimum contract. "Mitchell knew the situation. I brought him in and talked to him about it [before free agency started]. I tried not to hide anything from him ... Those are decisions you have to make, with the cap being the way that it is ... I'm one of his biggest fans. I hope he plays until he's 60." Mitchell, as reported, signed with the New York Giants.
Mon, 03 Mar 2003 09:45:58 -0800
Updating previous reports, ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the deal RB/KR Brian Mitchell received from the New York Giants is a four-year, $3.55 million deal that includes a $500,000 signing bonus.
Mon, 03 Mar 2003 09:44:35 -0800
Giants.com reports the New York Giants have signed RB/KR Brian Mitchell (Eagles) to a multi-year deal. Terms of the contract have not been disclosed.
Mon, 03 Mar 2003 04:47:14 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Washington Times reports the Washington Redskins are interested in bringing back KR/PR Brian Mitchell (Eagles). Mitchell is willing to consider a return to the team he spent most of his career with, NFL sources said. “There’s absolutely no question that if the Redskins were interested in Brian, Brian would be interested in playing for the Redskins,” said agent Steve Baker. “Brian wasn’t happy how he left, but he loved his experience as a Redskin.”
Sat, 01 Mar 2003 22:10:57 -0800
Alex Marvez reports for the Sun Sentinel the Miami Dolphins have contacted agent Steve Baker about free agent KR/RB Brian Mitchell (Eagles).
Sat, 01 Mar 2003 01:20:40 -0800
Updating an earlier story, the New York Post reports the New York Giants will visit with free agent RB/KR Brian Mitchell (Eagles) on Sunday. The Eagles don't want to give Mitchell any more than the veteran minimum. "The Giants are certainly one of his priorities, if not THE priority," said Mitchell's agent, Steve Baker.
Fri, 28 Feb 2003 21:37:34 -0800
Neil Best reports for New York Newsday the New York Giants have contacted the agent for free agent RB/KR Brian Mitchell (Eagles). The Giants are reportedly among his top two or three choices.
Wed, 19 Feb 2003 04:41:53 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Philadelphia Daily News reports the Philadelphia Eagles would like to re-sign KR Brian Mitchell for the league’s special minimum for 10-year veterans in which they would pay him $750,000 and he would only count $450,000 against the salary cap. However, Mitchell is looking for a bigger contract with incentives, which could foreshadow his departure.
Fri, 14 Feb 2003 04:41:17 -0800
The Tampa Tribune reports return specialist Brian Mitchell might be interested in joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if he does not re-sign with the Philadelphia Eagles. Mitchell would apparently be looking for a signing bonus or incentive-laden deal in free agency. “Brian has been happy with the Eagles, but how could you not be interested in Tampa?” said Mitchell’s agent Steve Baker. “We’ll see how it plays out, but if Tampa Bay was seriously interested in Brian, he’d have to seriously consider the Bucs.”
Sun, 02 Feb 2003 09:46:05 -0800
The News-Chronicle reports new Green Bay Packers special teams coach John Bonamego wants to find a solid punt return man for his special teams unit. Bonamego indicated the Packers could be in the market for one of a handful of quality free agents-to be. Philadelphia’s Brian Mitchell tops the list and Bonamego likes him. It’s possible the Packers could stay in-house and mold either Robert Ferguson or Terry Glenn as a punt returner. Bonamego, at first glance, is thrilled with Ferguson’s work ethic and toughness on the coverage units. He's not so confident with Glenn. "He’s got physical skills,” Bonamego said. “It depends on whether or not he’s capable of catching the ball."
Wed, 22 Jan 2003 11:00:04 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced KR/RB Brian Mitchell is one of twelve non-starters scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2002 season.
Sat, 11 Jan 2003 10:32:01 -0800
Matt Winkeljohn of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Philadelphia Eagles KR/PR Brian Mitchell only needs 12 more punt return yards to set an NFL postseason record for most yards. He trails leader Dave Meggett by 11 yards. Also, with one more kickoff return, he'll break his tie for first with former NFL player Kevin Williams for the most in the postseason. Mitchell and Williams both have 31 postseason kickoff returns.
Sun, 15 Dec 2002 11:34:03 -0800
The Associated Press reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Mitchell moved into second place on the NFL career list for combined yardage. Mitchell went past RB Walter Payton's mark of 21,803 with a 5-yard punt return in the second quarter of Philadelphia's game against Washington.
Wed, 27 Nov 2002 13:54:00 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles PR/KR Brian Mitchell has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Mon, 25 Nov 2002 20:19:24 -0800
The Associated Press reports Philadelphia Eagles PR Brian Mitchell set an NFL record Monday night. He has a combined 13 touchdowns from kickoff and punt returns to break the record of 12 set by Eric Metcalf.
Mon, 25 Nov 2002 05:56:13 -0800
The Daily Times reports, barring a last minute change of plans, the Philadelphia Eagles won’t sign practice squad QB Tim Hasselbeck to the active roster before Monday night's game. RB Brian Mitchell will be the emergency QB.
Sun, 29 Sep 2002 18:47:45 -0700
Associated Press reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Mitchell and CB Troy Vincent became the first players in NFL history to play against 32 different teams.
Sat, 28 Sep 2002 11:34:20 -0700
PhiladelphiaEagles.com reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Mitchell will serve as the team's No. 3 QB on Sunday.
Tue, 24 Sep 2002 21:11:12 -0700
Updating an earlier story, the Associated Press reports a Philadelphia police officer has now added Philadelphia Eagles RB Duce Staley to her lawsuit which was originally filed against RB Brian Mitchell. She said Staley ruined her reputation by saying last year that she was harassing him. She is seeking an additional $2 million in damages from Staley, making the total damages $13.2 million.
Mon, 16 Sep 2002 13:20:00 -0700
Len Pasquarelli reports for ESPN.com at least two NFL teams reportedly would like to acquire Philadelphia Eagles PR/KR/RB Brian Mitchell via a trade.
Thu, 05 Sep 2002 09:27:26 -0700
Curtis Eichelberger reports for Bloomberg Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Mitchell and team executives are being sued by a Philadelphia police officer, Karen Haley. She is seeking $11.2 million stemming from an alleged assault, the woman's attorney said. The suit states Mitchell injured Haley's shoulder in an altercation while they were on a date. She also claims Eagles officials, President Joe Banner and security director Butch Buchanico, defamed her. Banner said he wasn't aware of the suit and declined to comment.
Thu, 08 Aug 2002 13:07:42 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles special teams coach John Harbaugh said he thinks rookie RB Brian Westbrook has probably separated himself as a punt returner for the team. Harbaugh said the team is working several players in on return teams, including Westbrook and rookie CB Lito Sheppard. Harbaugh went on to say he thinks RB/KR Brian Mitchell is having a “tremendous camp” so far.
Tue, 30 Apr 2002 19:40:54 -0700
Len Pasquarelli reports for ESPN.com New England Patriots CB Ty Law, Kansas City Chiefs LB Marvcus Patton, Philadelphia Eagles return specialist Brian Mitchell and former Chiefs WR Dainon Hughes were victims in so-called “identity fraud” cases. A source termed the players’ losses “somewhat substantial,” most of them coming via fraudulent credit card charges. At least one man is in custody.
Wed, 27 Mar 2002 22:33:02 -0800
Phil Sheridan reports for the Philadelphia Inquirer the one-year conrtract signed by RB/return man Brian Mitchell with the Philadelphia Eagles is worth $750,000, but it will only count $450,000 against the team's salary cap.
Wed, 27 Mar 2002 14:59:51 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles.com reports the team has announced the re-signing of RB/return man Brian Mitchell to a one-year contract. No financial terms were released. "We're glad to have Brian Mitchell back in Philadelphia this year,” said head coach Andy Reid. “I'm a big believer in having veteran guys at key positions on special teams and Brian is certainly one of those guys."
Mon, 25 Mar 2002 09:12:49 -0800
Philadlephia Eagles.com reports the team began its off-season conditioning program Monday. Unsigned return man/RB Brian Mitchell showed up on Monday.
Fri, 22 Mar 2002 15:25:30 -0800
Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong was re-elected as president of the National Football League Players Association. Brian Mitchell (Eagles), Robert Griffith (Browns), Troy Vincent (Eagles), Kevin Mawae (Jets) and Ernie Conwell (Rams) were elected to the executive committee. They will take vacancies filled by retired players Robert Smith, Lester Archambeau, Eugene Robinson, Mike Tomzak and Nolan Harrison. Executive committee members Ray Brown (49ers), Jason Belser (Chiefs), Robert Porcher (Lions), Tim Brown (Raiders) and Eddie George (Titans) were also re-elected. Player dues were increased from $5,000 to $10,000. The board also passed a resolution requiring any player going into the draft to wait at least 30 days before terminating a written agreement with an agent. Any agent who tampers with a player during that period will be subject to union discipline.
Wed, 20 Mar 2002 20:41:09 -0800
The Journal Sentinel reports the Green Bay Packers are expected to visit with RB/KR/PR Brian Mitchell (Eagles) next week.
Sun, 17 Mar 2002 12:41:42 -0800
Mark Eckel of the Trenton Times reports for the Sporting News the Green Bay Packers are one of three teams that have contacted free agent RB/return specialist Brian Mitchell (Eagles). The Packers need to replace Allen Rossum, who signed with Atlanta. The Eagles want to re-sign Mithcell as well. The Eagles want Mitchell to accept a one-year deal at the veteran's minimum of $750,000, but he would like a longer deal with a signing bonus.
Mon, 28 Jan 2002 09:54:31 -0800
The Morning Call reports Philadelphia Eagles KR Brian Mitchell returned six kickoffs for 128 yards against the Rams, tying Kevin Williams for the lead in all-time playoff kickoff returns with 31. The 128 yards gives him the all-time kickoff return yards lead with 741, bettering Fulton Walker's previous standard of 677 yards.
Wed, 02 Jan 2002 19:29:30 -0800
Phil Sheridan reports for the Philadelphia Inquirer Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb and KR Brian Mitchell have been named as first alternates to the Pro Bowl.
Sun, 16 Dec 2001 19:03:12 -0800
The AP reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Mitchell ran a kickoff back 19-yards today in the second quarter. With the return he became the third player in NFL history with 20,000 all-purpose yards. Jerry Rice and Walter Payton are the others.
Sun, 05 Aug 2001 15:01:00 -0700
David Murphy reports for PhiladlephiaEagles.com RB Darnell Autry once again finds himself in a fight for a roster spot. One year after filling in for the injured Duce Staley as the team's top RB he finds himself at the end of the depth chart. Staley is set as the starter. Correll Buckhalter, a fourth-round draft pick out of Nebraska, seems set as his back-up and he's followed by Brian Mitchell. “I can’t afford to pay attention to the depth chart,” said Autry. “I can’t worry about that." Autry knows he has to continue to work hard to secure a roster spot.
Wed, 17 Jan 2001 13:49:43 -0800
The Phiadelphia Daily News reports two Philadelphia Eagles recently underwent successful surgery. The two players were WR Charles Johnson (shoulder) and RB/KR/PR Brian Mitchell (elbow).