Just read this on rotoworld, apparently Al wasn't as crazy as some thought:
The Charlotte Observer expects the Panthers to make re-signing FS Mike Mitchell a priority.Mitchell greatly outperformed his one-year, $1 million deal in 2013. He made 15 starts, making 67 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles, and four interceptions. Mitchell is also known as a big hitter who racks up the occasional personal foul penalty. He'll turn 27 in June and is our No. 10 free agent safety. The former second-round pick should be able to land a multi-year deal.