The Steelers got an upgrade at safety that the Panthers couldn’t afford any longer.
Pittsburgh has signed former Panthers safety Mike Mitchell to a five year, $25 million deal.
Steelers are signing former Panthers S Mike Mitchell, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2014
The 26-year-old made 15 starts for the NFC South champs, and had 8 passes defended to go along with 4 interceptions.
According to ProFootballFocus.com, Mitchell ranked 35th in the league among safeties, 10 spots ahead of the man he’ll replace on the roster, Ryan Clark.