Lions’ James Mitchell ‘Feeling Really Good’ off Injury

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James Mitchell playing for Virginia Tech in 2019.

The Detroit Lions have seen some players sidelined as they have gotten camp going, but one player has been back in the mix in tight end James Mitchell.

Mitchell, sidelined with an ACL injury since last year, has been able to get things going in camp, and thus far, it sounds as if he has taken well to the work.

Speaking to the media on Friday, August 5, Mitchell discussed his recovery, and said he is in a good place heading toward the season and the knee is feeling better.


AJ Parker, James Mitchell, Trinity Benson, and Tom Kennedy meet the media at Lions Training CampWatch Detroit Lions cornerback AJ Parker, tight end James Mitchell, wide receiver Trinity Benson, and wide receiver Tom Kennedy speak to the media on August 5, 2022 at Detroit Lions Training Camp presented by Rocket Mortgage. 00:00 – 5:25: CB AJ Parker 5:26 – 9:52: TE James Mitchell 9:53 – 14:37: WR Trinity Benson 14:38…2022-08-05T19:54:44Z

“Feeling really good. The trainers have been great, we busted our butts over the summer trying to get to this point and knee’s feeling good and getting better day by day,” Mitchell explained.

While he was sidelined during OTA sessions, Mitchell has been able to come back off the mat and get to the point where he can get some reps in. As he said, that will go up as he proves he can handle the rigors on the field.

“Just kind of what we’ve been doing just sneaking down little team reps here and there and then just keep building off of that as long as there’s no problems, which there hasn’t been. We’ll keep adding stuff in and continuing to do