Inside The Bills

Poz respected Mitchell

Posted by Chris Brown on October 1, 2010 – 12:18 pm

Kawika Mitchell was not going to be able to help the Bills on the field in 2010. Once they put him on injured reserve his season for Buffalo was over. Still, seeing him released in an injury settlement and no longer part of the team was tough for Paul Posluszny.

Poz was just a second-year player when Mitchell was signed in free agency by the Bills and he was a very influential player for the young linebacker. Mitchell had a Super Bowl ring (Giants 2007) and instantly garnered respect among those in the linebacking corps.

“He came in and he was a great example for all of the young linebackers,” said Posluszny. “He’s a great player, a great person. When we found out that was going to be the situation I was disappointed because ever since he got here he’s been a very influential person for me. So to not have him with the team it’s tough.”

Poz understands that Mitchell desperately wants to get back on the field and knowing he can’t do that in Buffalo in 2010 an injury settlement was the only other option.

“If that’s what he wants to do I’m with him all the way,” Posluszny said. “I know he wants to be on the field all the way. I know he wants to be on the field more than anything. If he’s going to have the ability to do that and heal up fast and get on the field, then that’s the most important thing because I know he loves this game and wants to play.”

Mitchell however, likely has a couple of more months of rehabilitation before he’ll be fit to pass a physical should another NFL club show interest.

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