Another defensive linemen is set to visit the Seattle Seahawks, following Aaron Lynch’s visit last week and Nick Perry’s expected visit this week. Former Houston Texan, Miami Dolphin and San Francisco 49er Earl Mitchell will visit Seattle on Wednesday, per Matt Barrows of The Athletic.
Mitchell began his career in Houston, playing four seasons in the AFC South before moving onto Miami, where he spent the next three seasons. In 2017, Mitchell arrived in San Francisco on a two-year, $8.5M deal as a part of a free agent class that, while largely overpaid, was supposed to inject NFL-caliber talent into what was then the league’s worst roster.
A pure run defender, Mitchell was solid for the 49ers, starting 28 games in his two seasons in San Francisco. After losing Shamar Stephen on the first day of free agency, the Seahawks have brought in first Caraun Reid and now Mitchell in their search to replace him.
Seattle’s defensive tackle group is currently made up of Jarran Reed, Poona Ford, Quinton Jefferson, Nazair Jones and Jamie Meder. Every offseason the Seahawks add a veteran at defensive tackle to replenish depth, and Mitchell would fit the bill.