Terms of the contract are not yet available.
Mitchell registered 97 tackles, two sacks and one fumble recovery last season for the Saints. The 6-foot-2, 245-pound Mitchell started 61 of 78 games with the New Orleans over the past five seasons.
Undoubtedly, his best season came in 2000 when he started 14 regular-season games and had a career-high 6½ sacks, four fumble recoveries, and one interception returned for a score. He also started one of two playoff games for the Saints that year.
During the 1999 season he started all 16 games with a career-high 104 tackles and a career-high 3 interceptions and 14 passes defensed. He also started 15 games in 1998, playing in all 16 and ranked second in the NFL in fumble recoveries with 4, and third in forced fumbles with 3. As a rookie in 1997 he played in all 16 games with two starts.
Mitchell played college football at Texas A&M and was signed orginally as a undrafted free agent.
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