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Former Miami Dolphins DT Earl Mitchell to visit with Atlanta Falcons

The team is already focusing on their weakest position.

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The Atlanta Falcons are short on talent across their defensive line, and we have expected them to hit on multiple linemen in free agency and the draft. Thanks to an early cut by the Atlanta Falcons, they get a head start at the weak defensive tackle position.

Mitchell will have a busy week, but the 29 year-old may have his best chance at immediate playing time in Atlanta. While Grady Jarrett is the only guarantee to start next season, the Falcons have a mix of Ben Garland, Tyson Jackson, Ra’Shede Hageman, under contract, along with the injured Adrian Clayborn and Derrick Shelby who saw time at tackle.

Mitchell hasn’t played a full season since 2014, and hasn’t had a single sack, blocked pass, or forced fumble since 2014 as well. But his 310-pound, 6-foot-3 frame still has some miles on it, and he would make a nice addition to the defensive line rotation. If Atlanta can sign him, we may see Tyson Jackson finally on his way out.