A 6-1, 230-pounder, Mitchell did not play football in 2006 after suffering a knee injury in his final season at the University of Tennessee.
Mitchell played in 49 games with 26 starts for the Volunteers. He recorded 165 tackles, including 114 solo, five sacks, 13 tackles for 43 yards in losses, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Mitchell's finest season was his junior year in 2004, when he started all 13 games and had 57 tackles (41 solo), two sacks and 5.5 tackles for losses.
Jason's older brother is Brandon Mitchell, a defensive tackle who played for New England and then Seattle from 1997-2005.
The Giants also released defensive end Pat Massey.
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