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Sun, 18 Jan 2004 10:58:55 -0800
The Indianapolis Colts have declared WR Aaron Moorehead, LB Cato June, QB Cory Sauter, TE Dallas Clark, FS Idrees Bashir, WR JaJuan Dawson, TE Pete Mitchell, WR Terrence Wilkins inactive for Week 20.
Thu, 15 Jan 2004 15:06:32 -0800
Indianapolis Colts TE Marcus Pollard (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Jan. 15, for the second straight day. Pollard, who has been downgraded to questionable, is expected to do some light work on Friday, Jan. 16. While the team may want to play it safe, Pollard is expected to play in the Sunday, Jan. 18, AFC Championship game at the New England Patriots, although he may split time with veteran TE Pete Mitchell.
Wed, 14 Jan 2004 17:29:52 -0800
Indianapolis Colts TE Pete Mitchell took reps in practice Wednesday, Jan. 14.
Wed, 14 Jan 2004 17:29:42 -0800
If Indianapolis Colts TE Marcus Pollard (ankle) is unavailable for the Sunday, Jan. 18, AFC Championship game at the New England Patriots, then TE Pete Mitchell will.
Sun, 04 Jan 2004 12:38:06 -0800
The Indianapolis Colts have declared WR Aaron Moorehead, FS Anthony Floyd, QB Cory Sauter, TE Dallas Clark, WR JaJuan Dawson, SS Mike Doss, TE Pete Mitchell, WR Terrence Wilkins inactive for Week 18.
Fri, 02 Jan 2004 12:48:43 -0800
Indianapolis Colts TE Pete Mitchell will likely see some action in two-tight end sets in the playoff game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Jan. 4.
Sun, 28 Dec 2003 09:05:14 -0800
The Indianapolis Colts have declared WR Aaron Moorehead, SS Cory Bird, QB Cory Sauter, TE Dallas Clark, WR JaJuan Dawson, SS Mike Doss, TE Pete Mitchell, WR Terrence Wilkins inactive for Week 17.
Wed, 24 Dec 2003 14:20:29 -0800
The Indianapolis Colts have signed free agent TE Pete Mitchell (Jaguars) to a contract. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Sat, 07 Jun 2003 09:17:30 -0700
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers recently worked out free agent TE Pete Mitchell (Jaguars).
Sun, 01 Jun 2003 23:55:28 -0700
The Journal-Sentinel reports the Green Bay Packers have had free agent TE Pete Mitchell (Jaguars) in for a recent workout.
Thu, 13 Mar 2003 14:56:55 -0800
As expected, NewOrleansSaints.com reports free agent TE Pete Mitchell (Jaguars) visited with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday.
Thu, 13 Mar 2003 05:42:52 -0800
Jeff Duncan reports for the Times Picayune the New Orleans Saints will visit with free agent TE Pete Mitchell (Jaguars) on Thursday.
Mon, 19 Aug 2002 08:48:12 -0700
The Florida Times-Union reports Jacksonville Jaguars TE Pete Mitchell is about the only receiver on the team playing well. He continued his solid production on Sunday when he made a nice finger-tip touchdown catch in a two-minute drill to end practice.
Fri, 16 Aug 2002 16:45:06 -0700
Buccaneers.com reports Jacksonville Jaguars TE Pete Mitchell started Friday's pre-season game for TE Kyle Brady. Brady is sitting out the game.
Fri, 22 Mar 2002 12:41:48 -0800
Jaguars.com reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free agent TE Pete Mitchell (Lions). His contract will pay him a minimum-wage $650,000, though he will count only $450,000 against the Jaguars salary cap. There was no signing bonus.
Thu, 15 Nov 2001 10:45:09 -0800
The Boston Globe reports with one roster space available, free agent TE Pete Mitchell, who was released Tuesday by Detroit, may sign with the Patriots. Mitchell was close to being a Patriot during the offseason but chose the Detroit Lions instead. Mitchell's agent said they have received a couple of calls but are still waiting for the Patriots to call.
Tue, 13 Nov 2001 15:31:20 -0800
DetroitLions.com reports the Detroit Lions have released veteran TE Pete Mitchell on Tuesday.
Sun, 04 Nov 2001 12:20:05 -0800
The Detroit Lions have declared QB Ty Detmer, S Lamar Campbell, LB Stephen Boyd, OL Stockar McDougle, TE Pete Mitchell and LB Clint Kriewaldt inactive for today's game.
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 12:16:46 -0700
As a follow up story, the Detroit Free Press reports TE Pete Mitchell and his wife, Tamara,are parents of a son, Spencer Cole Mitchell, born at 12:09 p.m. Sunday. Mitchell was given permission to leave the team Saturday night in Cleveland to be with his wife and did not play Sunday. Congratulations to the Mitchell Family!
Mon, 24 Sep 2001 14:58:03 -0700
The Detroit Free Press reports TE Pete Mitchell was not at the game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns as he returned to Detroit because his wife was in labor. It is his second child and President Matt Millen felt it was the correct thing to do in allowing him to go.
Sun, 23 Sep 2001 23:04:05 -0700
The Free Press reports, as an update to a previous story, Detroit Lions TE Pete Mitchell was inactive for today's game because he returned to Detroit where his wife, Tamara, was in labor with their second child.
Sun, 29 Jul 2001 17:06:16 -0700
Updating yesterday's story, the Detroit Lions official site reports TE David Sloan did suffer a fractured bone in his left hand during the morning workout yesterday. Sloan will continue to participate in team practices, but will be held out of the contact portions of practice for approximately the next 3-4 weeks. With Sloan's injury, free agent acquisition Pete Mitchell will have an opportunity to show his game to the coaches.
Sun, 20 May 2001 07:34:00 -0700
SportsLine.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the New York Giants are looking to experiment with using RB Sean Bennett as an H-back; replacing Pete Mitchell, who departed via free agency earlier this year. The team feels he has the blocking and receiving ability to handle the position and now want to test him at it.
Thu, 26 Apr 2001 14:48:08 -0700
DetroitLions.com reports the Detroit Lions have officially signed free agent TE Pete Mitchell.
Thu, 26 Apr 2001 13:38:30 -0700
As an update to previous reports, SportsLine.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the one-year deal TE Pete Mitchell, upon passing a physical with the Detroit Lions, will receive is worth $715,000 and includes a $225,000 signing bonus.
Thu, 26 Apr 2001 03:52:39 -0700
As an update to a story first reported last night, the Detroit News reports TE Pete Mitchell just needs to pass his physical before he signs a contract with the Detroit Lions later today. Mitchell would then take part in a three-day mini-camp, which begins Friday at the Silverdome.
Wed, 25 Apr 2001 22:10:19 -0700
Dan Pires, of the New Bedford Standard-Times, has informed KFFL that free agent TE Pete Mitchell (Giants) has agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions.
Mon, 23 Apr 2001 15:14:01 -0700
The Boston Globe reports with five tight ends now on roster, the New England Patriots probably will put their pursuit of TE Pete Mitchell (Giants), an unrestricted free agent, on hold.
Mon, 23 Apr 2001 12:10:19 -0700
The Bergen Record reports New York Giants GM Ernie Accorsi stated the team will try to re-sign veteran TE Pete Mitchell, who is an unrestricted free agent.
Thu, 19 Apr 2001 11:29:44 -0700
The Boston Globe reports free agent TE Pete Mitchell (Giants) is back in the New England Patriots picture after initial talks a couple of weeks ago went nowhere. There is now renewed interest on both sides. The Patriots have been trying to upgrade at the TE position since Ben Coates left after the 1999 season. Mitchell also visited Pittsburgh, and the Giants have still expressed interest in re-signing him.
Mon, 16 Apr 2001 00:10:01 -0700
The Boston Herald reports although the New England Patriots are in need of a tight end, chances are the NFL Draft will not be the place they find their answer. It's been 10 years since the Patriots took their last TE that had any impact, a guy named Ben Coates. The Patriots have pursued several veteran free agents this off-season, including Byron Chamberlain, O.J. Santiago, Luther Broughton, Johnny McWilliams and Pete Mitchell. The last three remain free agents and several vets could join them in the free agent pool after June 1. The team would like to add a veteran to team with TE Jermaine Wiggins. The team would like TE Rod Rutledge to step up, but with a $586,000 cap figure there are no guarantees he'll make it through training camp. The Patriots may look for a TE in the later rounds of the draft.
Wed, 11 Apr 2001 09:23:29 -0700
The Boston Globe reports agent Ralph Cindrich is not confident he can get a deal done with the New England Patriots for his client, free agent TE Pete Mitchell (Giants). The Patriots are still interested in free agent LB Bryan Cox, formerly of the Jets, but they continue to monitor his rehabilitation from a broken fibula. WR Terry Glenn will report to Foxborough for passing and mini-camps, but he will do most of his off-season workouts at home in Columbus, Ohio.
Wed, 11 Apr 2001 01:46:44 -0700
The New York Post reports as the NFL Draft gets closer the New York Giants need for a TE remains a constant. The Giants could select a TE with one of their first three selections in the draft. TE Dan Campbell is expected to be limited this off-season following surgeries on both his shoulders. He is expected to be able to start bench pressing in May or June and the Giants feel he'll be ready for the start of training camp in July. His status thins out an already thin position. Free agent Pete Mitchell may not be back and Howard Cross has not decided on his return. Last year's practice squad player, TE Adam Young will be given a shot to make the final roster this year.
Tue, 10 Apr 2001 00:23:56 -0700
According to the Boston Herald, with next Monday's deadline for signing restricted free agents to offer sheets, the New England Patriots have not decided if they will do so with RB Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala of the Steelers. The team also had discussions with the representatives for Washington restricted free agent RB Skip Hicks, but the talks never reached the offer stage. His compensation is a third round pick which may be too high for the Patriots to consider. Priest Holmes remains on the market, but after an early call to his agent there has been very little contact. Agent Ralph Cindrich, who represents TE Pete Mitchell, said he and the Patriots "will be talking" during the next few days following Mitchell's visit on Friday.
Sat, 07 Apr 2001 02:02:35 -0700
The Tribune-Review reports a day after visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers, free agent TE Pete Mitchell (Giants) spent Friday visiting the New England Patriots. They are reportedly expressing a willingness to sign him and the Giants may want to make a bid to re-sign him.
Fri, 06 Apr 2001 00:08:58 -0700
The Post Gazette reports the Pittsburgh Steelers visited with free agent TE Pete Mitchell (Giants) on Wednesday. As previously reported, free agent LB Mike Jones (Rams) also paid a visit. Director of football operations Kevin Colbert called it a coincidence that Jones visited one day after the Steelers lost LB Levon Kirkland. The team likely will not sign a replacement for Kirkland before the draft, when it will reevaluate their situation at linebacker.
Sat, 17 Mar 2001 23:47:11 -0800
John McClain reports for the Houston Chronicle the New York Giants, who may not re-sign their own free agent TE Pete Mitchell, have reportedly expressed some interest in free agent TE Rickey Dudley (Raiders).
Wed, 28 Feb 2001 00:23:49 -0800
The NY Times reports the four-year contract signed by coach Jim Fassel with the New York Giants on Tuesday is worth $10.75 million and makes him one of the highest-paid coaches in the NFL. Fassel's annual salary of nearly $2.7 million more than doubles the pay from his old contract. With Fassel's deal complete the Giants will turn their attention to re-signing their free agents. CB Jason Sehorn and RB Tiki Barber remain their priority. Other Giants free agents are DT Christian Peter; TE Pete Mitchell; LBs Ryan Phillips and Pete Monty; No. 3 QB Mike Cherry; PK Brad Daluiso; and P Brad Maynard. The team is not expected to try real hard to retain any of them if they are pursued by other teams.
Tue, 06 Feb 2001 10:13:30 -0800
According to John Harper in the NY Daily News, the New York Giants plan to "explore" a TE Mark Chmura signing. GM Ernie Accorsi wouldn't comment yesterday on questions about Chmura, but he never discusses free agents. A person close to the situation said the Giants plan to "explore the situation and do some background work" on Chmura in the same manner they did with QB Kerry Collins last season. Another key into any potential signing of Chmura is the status of their own TE Pete Mitchell. He has indicated to teammates he'll be looking to move on to a team that will better utilize his receiving ability.
Tue, 30 Jan 2001 23:40:26 -0800
The Associated Press reports as the New York Giants look towards the 2001 season, their first thoughts will turn to free agency. As reported the two significant free agents they would like to re-sign are RB Tiki Barber and CB Jason Sehorn. Among their other free agents, PK Brad Daluiso, TE Pete Mitchell and QB Mike Cherry almost certainly will not be back. DT Christian Peter, LB Ryan Phillips and P Brad Maynard might return, but the team probably will not spend lavishly to keep them. GM Ernie Accorsi and capologist Kevin Abrams will look to restructure some salaries with DE Michael Strahan and QB Kerry Collins as potential targets. The team's needs are a young CB, a pass-rushing DE, a #3 QB, TE, PK and depth along both lines. The overall priority, coach Jim Fassel said, is continuing to add team speed and athleticism, ala the Ravens.
Mon, 29 Jan 2001 07:21:39 -0800
According to the Boston Herald, New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft said on Friday he expects the team to be limited in their free agent activity. They may pursue solid second-tier players versus top of the line free agents. Two of the free agents from the Super Bowl, RB Priest Holmes and TE Pete Mitchell could be affordable and of the most interest to the Patriots.
Thu, 13 May 1999 08:15:00 -0700
Newsday reports that after going through two days of mini-camp so far, the Giants are optimistic about the upcoming season, but that optimism is guarded. The team is pleased with the two QBs they have, Kent Graham and Kerry Collins, they have a crowded but talented backfield, veteran leadership is back with Brian Williams and Jason Sehorn and they really like the presence of Pete Mitchell at TE. DE Michael Strahan, an outspoken team leader, went on to say "talent isn't the problem. The problem seems to be a little bit of commitment sometimes." He has been concerned about spotty attendance of some players - on both offense and defense - in the voluntary offseason conditioning program.
Thu, 11 Mar 1999 21:55:00 -0800
The Bergen Record reports that TE Pete Mitchell (JAX) apparently has moved to the top of the Giants Free Agent list at TE. He is reportedly more cap-friendly than the other TEs the team looked at, Jamie Asher (WAS) and David Sloan (DET). They also feel he is less of an injury risk and he can also be a long snapper if needed.
Wed, 10 Mar 1999 22:15:00 -0800
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that after meeting with Steelers officials, Free Agent TE Pete Mitchell believes he can help the Steelers and there is room for him and Mark Bruener to co-exist in the Steelers offense. Mitchell is known more for his pass catching skills while he called Bruener the "premier blocking tight end in the league." The Steelers don't have enough cap money to sign Mitchell and OL Wayne Gandy but they want to keep Mitchell as an option in case they can't get Gandy signed.
Tue, 09 Mar 1999 10:10:00 -0800
The Florida Times-Union reports that TE Pete Mitchell is expected to visit Pittsburgh today and tomorrow.
Sat, 27 Feb 1999 22:00:00 -0800
The Newark Star-Ledger reports the New York Giants will have Jaguars UFA TE Pete Mitchell in for a visit on Monday. The Giants are still interested in David Sloan (DET) and Jamie Asher (WAS) as well but they have been waiting for someone like Christian Fauria (SEA) to sign so they can set their market value. The Giants have decided to look at Mitchell in the meantime.
Thu, 18 Feb 1999 00:05:00 -0800
The Florida Times Union reports that once TE Kyle Brady passes his physical later today the team as expected will remove the transition tag from TE Pete Mitchell making him an unrestricted Free Agent.
Tue, 16 Feb 1999 22:00:00 -0800
As a follow-up to an earlier story, the Florida Times-Union reports that if the Jets don't match the offer by the Jaguars to TE Kyle Brady then the Jaguars are expected to remove the transition tag from their Free Agent TE Pete Mitchell making him an unrestricted Free Agent. If the Jets do match the offer to Brady the Jaguars may go after Seahawks TE Christian Fauria.
Thu, 11 Feb 1999 18:25:00 -0800
ESPN reports the Jaguars have placed the transition player tag on TE Pete Mitchell.