Arizona defensive tackle Earl Mitchell has a workout scheduled with the Eagles, a league source tells Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post.
Mitchell (6-3, 295) started his college career as a tight end before switching to the defensive line for the 2008 and 2009 seasons. He had six sacks last year. Wes Bunting of the National Football Post has Mitchell ranked as the 24th-best defensive tackle prospect.
Earlier this month, Tony Pauline of SI.com put Mitchell in his "Risers" category for his combine workout:
Mitchell looked amazingly athletic for a defensive tackle who weighed in at 296. He was fast in the 40, twice breaking 4.75 seconds on stop watches, then practiced to that speed during drills. Mitchell was quick moving to the sidelines, displayed a burst in a straight line and was constantly applauded by coaches throughout the morning.
Per the report, Mitchell will workout for the Cardinals as well.
Earlier we wrote about the Birds taking a look at West Virginia offensive lineman Selvish Capers.
And don't forget to check out our updated list of prospect workouts and visits.
The report making the rounds today is from ESPN's Adam Schefter. Schefter reports that the Raiders have emerged as the front-runners for Donovan McNabb and that they are not concerned with him being in the final year of his contract.
We heard the same thing from Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports last week.
Let's remember a couple things here.
One, the Eagles are a franchise that kept the Michael Vick interest and signing completely under wraps until the deal was announced during that preseason game in August.
And the Raiders are run by Al Davis, meaning no one knows what they're capable of.
In other words, it is very difficult to know if something's close to getting done, or if a trade is nowhere near completion.
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