July 27, 2001 |
Former UCLA receiver Freddie Mitchell signed a five-year deal Thursday with the Philadelphia Eagles, hours before training camp began. "It's a big load off my shoulders," said Mitchell, the No. 25 pick whose deal reportedly is worth more than $5 million. "I was worried because [negotiations] were going so late, and it's critical for me to be at camp."
January 29, 2005 |
Freddie Mitchell's big mouth struck again. Philadelphia's other loquacious receiver -- the one without the Pro Bowl pedigree and ankle injury -- offended some members of the New England Patriots when he dissed the team's secondary in a television interview. Mitchell, a starter only because All-Pro Terrell Owens is hurt, said he just knew the numbers -- not the names -- of New England's cornerbacks. He singled out Rodney Harrison, saying he "has something" for the veteran strong safety.
March 14, 2008 |
For Brandon Breazell, time is of the essence. Time, as in tenths of seconds. Breazell, a former UCLA receiver who hopes to play in the NFL, said he was much more comfortable Thursday at the Bruins' so-called pro day workout than he was at last month's scouting combine. His results showed that. With scouts from about a dozen NFL teams clocking him, Breazell covered 40 yards in 4.38 seconds, far more impressive than his 4.47-second performance at the combine. That probably won't boost his stock tremendously -- Breazell is generally thought to be a late-round pick or free agent -- but it certainly felt better to him. "When they said I ran a 4.47, that messed my whole day up," he said, even though that time would please many receivers.
December 10, 2000 |
Freddie Mitchell said he was "shocked" to lose the Biletnikoff Award, presented to the top receiver in college football, to Antonio Bryant of Pittsburgh. Mitchell caught 68 passes for a school-record 1,314 yards. Bryant caught 62 passes for 1,154 yards. "He's a great receiver, and I'm not trying to belittle him," Mitchell said Saturday after returning from the award presentation. "But I haven't seen any of Pitt's highlights on ESPN. It's crazy.
October 16, 1997 |
He had been watching UCLA practice since two-a-day drills in August, but always from the outside while he pondered a way to remedy his academic and athletic future. A week ago, Freddie Mitchell became an eligible freshman and got a look inside. "College is different from what I thought it would be," he said Wednesday. "The plays are more sophisticated. Myself, I have no doubt about my ability to play in college. I knew I had college ability in high school, but there's a lot to learn."
November 20, 2000 |
Wide receiver Freddie Mitchell was on a different end of the Bruins' two longest plays in Saturday's 38-35 loss to USC. He was on the receiving end of a 74-yard pass from quarterback Cory Paus, and he was on the throwing end of a 45-yard touchdown pass to Brian Poli-Dixon. In the first quarter, with the Bruins at the line of scrimmage, Paus walked down the line to the right, as if hollering for an audible.