The New England Patriots are signing a cornerback ahead of the free agency window officially opening. Former Houston Texan Terrance Mitchell is reportedly signing a one-year, $3 million contract with New England.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news via Twitter on Wednesday.
Former Texans’ CB Terrance Mitchell is signing a one-year, $3 million deal with the New England Patriots, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2022
Mitchell was drafted by the Cowboys with the 254th pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. He was only two picks away from being Mr. Irrelevant; the final pick of the NFL Draft. Since being drafted he has had two separate stints with the Cowboys and Texans, and also been a member of the Bears, Chiefs and Browns. The Patriots will be his sixth team, but his eighth different shot in the NFL.
In 2021, with the Texans, he played in 14 games and started 13 of them. He racked up 10 passes defended, three forced fumbles, a pick and 60 combined tackles. That kind of solid corner play by a veteran is exactly what Patriots head coach Bill Belichick covets. He will be paid $3 million on a one-year “prove-it” type of deal.
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