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X-man and the X factor

The adjustment from college football to pro football is difficult. The adjustment from defensive end to linebacker is challenging, too. One former Tennessee Vol will try to handle both in the months ahead.

After starting 25 games at defensive end for the Big Orange in 2006 and 2007, Xavier Mitchell is moving to linebacker in an attempt to catch on with the NFL's Cleveland Browns, who recently signed him to a free-agent contract. Mitchell, a 6-2, 258-pounder from Long Beach, Miss., recorded 109 tackles and 8.5 sacks in his four years at Tennessee, including 51 tackles and 2 sacks as a senior last... Recommended Stories

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