As Chiefs Search For LB Help, Kawika Mitchell Asks For Release

The Kansas City Chiefs reportedly had three linebackers in town for a workout yesterday.  Now comes word that former Chief Kawika Mitchell has asked the Bills for his release.

Mitchell was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 10 due to a foot injury.  He and the Bills are discussing a financial settlement that would allow Mitchell to be eligible to play again later this season if he returns to health.

The seven-year veteran injured his foot in practice leading up to Buffalo’s first game of the regular season.  A backup to Andra Davis,  Mitchell was coming back from a right knee injury that forced him to miss the final 11 games last season after he went on IR.

If the Chiefs want to add another veteran to their depth at linebacker, Mitchell could be a name to keep in mind.  There has been no word about how long it will take him to be healthy enough to play, but Chiefs fans know how good he can be.  During his four years in Kansas City, Mitchell topped 100 tackles twice before signing with the Giants where he helped them win a Super Bowl.

With Scott Pioli and Todd Haley often preferring for a player they are connected to, Mitchell will likely be down on their list, if he’s on it at all.

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