Ducks In The NFL: Chicago Bears Cornerback Terrance Mitchell Fighting For Roster Spot


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Former Oregon Ducks Cornerback

Terrance Mitchell

hasn’t heard his name called very much in his NFL Career. After several big seasons for the Ducks, Mitchell declared for the Draft early in January of 2014, forgoing his Senior season with the University of Oregon. He was selected in the seventh round that year by the Dallas Cowboys and had a decent chance of making the roster.

Mitchell did not make the team after a tough preseason, but was offered a spot on the practice squad. He declined and signed with the Chicago Bears in September of 2014. Mitchell was signed to the active roster on October 13th and finished out the season in Chicago.

2015 appears to be his year. He has already played in two games, with a tackle and an assist against Miami in Week 1 of the preseason. Week 2 saw the former Oregon Cornerback with a rather impressive over the shoulder interception off of Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck

Terrance Mitchell recently spoke with and he sounds like he is working hard to be a player that belongs in the NFL, “Coming in, I knew being a guy that doesn’t already have a lot of experience with things … my mindset is to outwork everybody and show that I belong here.” Mitchell is also working on his skills as a player on Special teams according to the report.

His next opportunity will be against the Cincinnati Bengals on August 29th. The regular season begins on Sunday, September 13th as the Bears host the Green Bay Packers to begin the regular season.

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