Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Brian Mitchell resurfaces at WIP

Earlier today, we wrote about ex-Eagle Brian Mitchell and his departure from ESPN 980 in D.C.

Brian Mitchell resurfaces at WIP

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Former Eagle Brian Mitchell said his firing from a radio station in D.C. was at least partly due to his criticism of the Redskins. (File photo)
Former Eagle Brian Mitchell said his firing from a radio station in D.C. was at least partly due to his criticism of the Redskins. (File photo)

Earlier today, we wrote about ex-Eagle Brian Mitchell and his departure from ESPN 980 in D.C.

The station said they let Mitchell go because of the economy, but the former special-teams ace told USA Today that it may have had more to do with his criticism of Dan Snyder and the Redskins' organization.

Snyder, you see, owns the radio station.

We also mentioned that B-Mitch resurfaced last week as a co-host of Howard Eskin on WIP. But was that a temporary move by the station, or do they have bigger plans for Mitchell?

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We reached out to station manager Marc Rayfield to get more information.

"When he became available, we decided to take a look," Rayfield said in an e-mail. "Where we might potentially use him is yet to be determined but the feedback from our listeners has been tremendous."

Mitchell spent three seasons with the Birds (2000-2002) and did a Monday night radio show on WIP.

Rayfield added that he never doubted Mitchell's football expertise, but has been pleasantly surprised about his knowledge of other sports.

For more on Mitchell's comments regarding why he was let go in D.C., click here.

So what do you think? Would B-Mitch be a good addition as a regular on WIP?

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