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Report: Colts Hiring Ex-Steelers Safety Mike Mitchell as Assistant Coach

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The Indianapolis Colts are reportedly hiring former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell as an assistant secondary coach, according to The Athletic’s Stephen Holder.

Selected in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Raiders, Mitchell spent four season in Oakland before joining the Carolina Panthers for a year.

Mitchell joined the Steelers in 2014 as the replacement to Ryan Clark, and went on to play four seasons with Pittsburgh, starting all but three games in those four seasons as the team’s primary free safety. 

He retired in 2019 following a single season with Indianapolis. He tallied 514 tackles, eleven interceptions, 7.5 sacks, nine forced fumbles and eight recoveries over his career.

Mitchell is one of a number of former Steelers that are assistant coaches in the NFL. Brentson Bucker and Deshea Townsend are with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tee Martin is with the Baltimore Ravens, Jeff Zgonina is with the Washington Commanders, Antwaan Randle El and Duce Staley are with the Detroit Lions and Byron Leftwich and Larry Foote are with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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