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Ex-Steelers safety Mike Mitchell thanks organization, fans

April 2, 2018 GMT

A week after being released by the Steelers, veteran free safety Mike Mitchell thanked the organization and fans with a message on his Instagram account.

“Everyone knows the passion that I displayed for this team and city, and Steelers Nation has been a huge part of that,” Mitchell wrote. “I cannot thank my fans enough for their unwavering support.”

Mitchell spent four seasons with the Steelers, but was released with one year and $5 million remaining on his contract. The Steelers signed former Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett this week to replace Mitchell in the secondary.

“The logo on my uniform may change, but I remain the same man, teammate and player,” Mitchell wrote. “I look forward to seeing what new opportunities will present themselves and I promise to bring the same mentality and passion with me as a I start my next chapter.”

Mitchell will turn 31 in June. Entering his 10th season, Mitchell will play for his fourth organization when he signs with another team.