It's not a surprise that Mitchell is out for the duration of Indy's season after he needed help to limp off the field last Saturday. The veteran's injury underscores the advantage teams on the bye had over those playing last weekend.
Mitchell signed in Indy as a free-agent afterthought in early October. The veteran then morphed into one of the team's leaders both on and off the field. Mitchell's addition went well beyond Xs and Os. Colts cornerback Quincy Wilson credited Mitchell with turning his season around by showing the young corner how to prepare as a pro.
Other injuries we're monitoring on Wednesday:
- New Orleans Saints left tackle Terron Armstead (pectoral/knee) was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday.
- Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasely (ankle) did not practice again today. Receiver Tavon Austin (groin), defensive tackle Maliek Collins (illness/ankle), defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford (neck), guard Zack Martin (knee) and tackle Tyron Smith (neck) were all limited in practice.
- Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was added to the injury report on Wednesday with a ribs injury and was limited in the team's walkthrough.