Bryant Mitchell tried to make the jump from the Canadian Football League to the NFL last year, but a training camp injury got in the way. Now he'll get another shot in 2020.
Mitchell (6-2, 198) was due to become an exclusive rights free agent but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers skipped that step by giving the 27-year-old wideout a new one-year contract, officially announcing the deal on Thursday.
The first-year wideout joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year after a successful three-year run with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL. He actually signed with the Arizona Cardinals first in 2019 but was waived in May and signed by the Buccaneers six days later. Mitchell had an impressive start to training camp in Tampa and caught five passes for 32 yards in the Bucs' 2019 preseason opener at Pittsburgh.
However, Mitchell's debut also ended with him being carted off the field after he suffered a torn Achilles tendon. He then spent all of the 2019 regular season on injured reserve. Mitchell's CFL totals included 97 receptions for 1,418 yards and six touchodwns, with 60 of those catches for 867 yards and three touchdowns coming during a breakout 2018 campaign.
Mitchell played his college ball at Northwestern State, where he recorded 53 receptions for 564 yards and five touchdowns over two seasons. He hails from San Diego, California.