Bills Release LB Mitchell After Reaching Injury Settlement

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that linebacker Kawika Mitchell has asked the Buffalo Bills for his release. The Bills have confirmed that an injury settlement has been reached, and have granted Mitchell's request.

The move comes three weeks after the team placed the veteran on Injured Reserve for the second consecutive season. At that time, Brian Galliford speculated Mitchell had played his last down in a Bills uniform, and he looks to be correct.

On Wednesday, Mitchell told reporters in the Bills locker room that he had a Linsfranc foot injury and would be out a minimum of 12 weeks. Despite the length of the projected recovery, he seemed displeased by his placement on IR. As a possible sign of his frustration, he tweeted his praise for Bill Polian and the Indianapolis Colts for keeping Bob Sanders on the active roster despite a long-term injury.

Mitchell had this to say Wednesday: "Obviously I was upset, but there's another side to this thing than just going on the field and putting your pads on and play. They got things they gotta do so, I wasn't upset because I just felt like it's a part of the business so I just deal with it that way."

Earlier this week, Mitchell expressed his confusion over the release of Trent Edwards. Perhaps this was a bubbling over of his frustration with the Bills front office. Regardless, it appears that he won't be concerned with the team or its personnel department for much longer.

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