MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 04: Kevin Boss #87 of the Oakland Raiders is tackled by Marvin Mitchell #50 and Yeremiah Bell #37 of the Miami Dolphins during a game at Sun Life Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of free agent linebacker Marvin Mitchell on Tuesday.
With the Vikings, Mitchell will likely provide depth at multiple LB spots and he will certainly be in the mix as a core special teams contributor.
Mitchell, 27, played all 16 games last season for the Miami Dolphins recording 30 tackles, two forced fumbles and one interception. He was drafted in the seventh round by the New Orleans Saints in 2007 and played his first four seasons in New Orleans.
Mitchell is listed at 6-foot-3 249 pounds and played his college football at Tennessee. Minnesota needs to improve their depth at the linebacker position and are hopeful signing Mitchell will do just that.