Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Mitchell’s tweet couldn’t be any more true

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 10: Danny Woodhead
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 10: Danny Woodhead /

The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to release veteran safety, Mike Mitchell, and his response is perfect.

Mitchell has never been afraid to speak his mind. During his four-year tender in Pittsburgh, the safety has made it clear who he does/does not like and what he does/does not like; Roger Goodell being the face of that list.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rappoport, Mitchell is expected to be the Steelers first cap causality of the summer. Freeing up $5 million in cap space, cutting the veteran safety would provide Pittsburgh with enough room to sign Le’Veon Bell and partake in free agency.

When Mitchell heard the news of his team’s latest rumor, he kept his response short and sweet. Maybe it isn’t the best pitch to convince Pittsburgh to keep him, but it’s exactly what you’d expect from the safety.

It is what it is. As simple as it gets in the NFL. Players are assets and teams are business owners. Sometimes it’s more than that, but nine times out of ten, a player’s future means nothing more than the paycheck an owner has to sign for him.

Mitchell is Pittsburgh’s easiest asset to move on from. The safety is nearing the backend of his career on a team with thriving young defensive backs. His need is still significant, but with a talented draft class and more important matters to tend to financially, he’s first on the list to go this offseason.

Since the rumor broke, Mitchell has received nothing but love from Steelers Nation. His impact has been known for four years in Pittsburgh, but unfortunately, his time is likely up.

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Mitchell has also changed his Twitter profile picture and cover photo, foreshadowing a certain departure from the Steel City. Although the team would consider bringing him back on a smaller salary, chances are No. 23 won’t be in Pittsburgh next season.