NFL Nation: Charles Mitchell

Atlanta Falcons cut-down analysis

August, 31, 2013
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Most significant move: The Falcons were 13-3 last year and kept most of their team together. That’s why it’s more than a little surprising that four undrafted free agents made the roster. That’s a tribute to the scouting staff. OT Terren Jones, LB Paul Worrilow, LB Joplo Bartu and OT Ryan Schraeder made the team. Worrilow and Bartu should contribute immediately on special teams. Schraeder has shown the ability to play both right and left tackle.

Fan favorite: He was a long shot all the way, but Banks was being followed closely by fans. That’s because he had a unique history. Banks spent five years in prison and later was exonerated. Banks’ attempt to make the team was a great story while it lasted. But it may not be completely over. The Falcons reportedly may offer Banks a position working with the team.

What’s next: The Falcons could be combing the waiver wire for offensive line help. Second-year pro Lamar Holmes is unproven at right tackle and the Falcons, who lost projected starter Mike Johnson to injury, might want to bring in an alternative. Even if Holmes plays well, the line still could use more depth. It also is possible the Falcons could bring in a veteran quarterback because backup Dominique Davis never has taken a snap in the regular season.

Players cut: Waived LB Brian Banks, G Theo Goins, DT Neal Huynh, CB Terrence Johnson, S Charles Mitchell, DT Micanor Regis, T Alec Savoie, LB Pat Schiller, K Jeremy Shelley, CB Peyton Thompson, RB Ronnie Wingo, FB Patrick DiMarco, LB Robert James, WR Darius Johnson, CB Jordan Mabin, G Phillipkeith Manley, G Jacques McClendon, WR Martel Moore, DT Adam Replogle and WR James Rodgers. The Falcons also placed QB Sean Renfree and TE Andrew Szczerba on injured reserve.

Falcons' injury report

January, 11, 2013
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The Atlanta Falcons just released their final injury report for Sunday’s game against Seattle, and it doesn’t contain any major surprises.

Defensive end John Abraham (ankle) is listed as questionable, but he participated in practice on a limited basis. I’d be shocked if Abraham isn’t able to play. Reserve safety Charles Mitchell (calf) also is questionable. As expected, cornerback Christopher Owens (hamstring) has been declared out for Sunday.

Cornerback Dunta Robinson (concussion) and safety William Moore (hamstring) are both listed as probable, and both participated fully in Friday’s practice.

Inactives for the Atlanta Falcons

November, 29, 2012
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ATLANTA – Defensive tackle Peria Jerry will be inactive for the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night against New Orleans.

Jerry will miss his second consecutive game with a quadriceps injury. Corey Peters and Jonathan Babineaux will start at defensive tackle, but rookie Travian Robertson will move into the backup rotation with Vance Walker.

Also inactive for the Falcons are quarterback Dominique Davis, receiver Tim Toone, safety Charles Mitchell, guard Phillipkeith Manley, guard Harland Gunn and defensive end Lawrence Sidbury.

Sean Weatherspoon returning for Falcons

November, 25, 2012
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TAMPA, Fla. -- Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will make his return Sunday against the Buccaneers after missing three games with an ankle injury.

That should help a run defense that has struggled in his absence. Receiver Julio Jones (ankle) and cornerback Asante Samuel (shoulder) had been listed as questionable, but they are active and expected to start.

The inactives for the Falcons are quarterback Dominique Davis, safety Charles Mitchell, receiver Tim Toone, offensive lineman Phillipkeith Manley, defensive end Lawrence Sidbury, defensive tackle Peria Jerry and offensive lineman Harland Gunn.

The inactives for the Bucs are cornerback Eric Wright, running back Michael Smith, safety Cody Grimm, linebacker Najee Goode, offensive lineman Cody Wallace, defensive tackle Matthew Masifilo and receiver David Douglas.

Julio Jones will play against Cardinals

November, 18, 2012
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ATLANTA -- Wide receiver Julio Jones, who was listed as questionable with an ankle injury, will be active for Sunday’s game between the Falcons and Arizona Cardinals.

Jones tested out the ankle, running routes with coach Mike Smith, general manager Thomas Dimitroff and the training staff watching closely and they obviously must have been satisfied with what they saw.

Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (ankle) will miss his third straight game. The other inactives for the Falcons are quarterback Dominique Davis, receiver Kevin Cone, safety Charles Mitchell, offensive lineman Phillipkeith Manley, offensive tackle Lamar Holmes and defensive tackle Travian Robertson.

Saints, Falcons without injured starters

November, 11, 2012
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NEW ORLEANS -- No surprises on the lists of inactive players for the Saints and Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

As expected, injured Atlanta linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will miss his second straight game. Mike Peterson is expected to start in his place with Akeem Dent also picking up some of Weatherspoon’s snaps.

The other inactives for Atlanta are quarterback Dominique Davis, receiver Kevin Cone, safety Charles Mitchell, offensive lineman Phillipkeith Manley, offensive tackle Lamar Holmes and defensive tackle Travian Robertson.

The Saints also will be without several injured players. Running back Darren Sproles, receiver/return man Courtney Roby, linebacker Scott Shanle, offensive tackle Zach Strief and defensive end Junior Galette are inactive. The other inactives for the Saints are defensive back Elbert Mack and defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker.

Clabo, Weatherspoon active for Falcons

September, 17, 2012
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ATLANTA – There was some concern the Falcons would be without injured right tackle Tyson Clabo (hip) and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (hamstring) on Monday night.

Both players were listed as questionable, but there no longer is any question they’ll both be in the starting lineup against the Broncos.

The Falcons just announced their inactives and Clabo and Weatherspoon are not on the list.

The inactives are quarterback Dominique Davis, safety Charles Mitchell, cornerback Terrence Johnson, center Joe Hawley and defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi.

Looking back on the sixth round

April, 28, 2012
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The sixth round of the NFL draft is over and each NFC South team made one pick. Let’s take a look.

The Buccaneers selected West Virginia cornerback Keith Tandy. At this stage of the draft, it’s all about depth. With Aqib Talib’s future still uncertain and the possibility of Ronde Barber playing safety, Tandy gives the Bucs some more depth at cornerback and a likely special-teams player.

The Saints took Syracuse guard Andrew Tiller. This is one guy that you don’t write off as a career backup just because he’s a sixth-round pick. First off, Tiller has great size and some upside. Second, the Saints have a history of finding great guards later in the draft. They found Jahri Evans and Carl Nicks, although Nicks left this year via free agency. Oh, there’s one other factor here. Tiller’s college coach was Doug Marrone, who used to be New Orleans’ offensive coordinator, so Tiller should have some familiarity with the Saints’ offense.

The Falcons picked Mississippi State safety Charles Mitchell. He’s a little short, but he’s strong and powerful. As a three-year starter in the SEC, he has experience against good competition. He should provide some solid depth behind Thomas DeCoud and William Moore.

The Panthers used the final pick of the sixth round on Wisconsin punter Brad Nortman. This is significant. The Panthers released punter Jason Baker in a salary-cap move and needed a replacement. They found one in Nortman.

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