Patriots Looking To Trade Malcolm Mitchell

Malcolm Mitchell is on the trade block. The Patriots have been shopping the wide receiver this summer, sources tell Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (on Twitter). 

Mitchell has shown potential in the Patriots’ offense, including the 2016 season in which he had 32 catches. However, he has been held back by injuries and he may be on the wrong side of a numbers crunch this offseason, even when factoring in Julian Edelman’s four-game suspension.

The Patriots hope they’ll be able to turn back the clock and get bounce-back seasons out of Kenny Britt and Jordan Matthews. Beyond that, they also have Chris Hogan, Cordarrelle Patterson, Braxton Berrios, and special teams ace Matt Slater in the mix. It’s likely that they could move forward with those six WRs for Week 1, which would allow them to perhaps net a draft pick for Mitchell.

Mitchell — who missed all of the 2017 campaign with a knee injury – had 32 catches for 401 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie. Then, in the Super Bowl, Mitchell caught six passes for 70 yards as the Patriots defeated the Falcons.

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  1. Connorsoxfan

    Is it just me or is this one of the more abysmal WR groups NE has rolled out under the Belichick era?

    • sportsfan101

      Besides moss/cooks, name one big name wr the pats brought in via fa or trade? We’ve basically turned no name wr into studs and got them paid. For example branch amendola and that’s just 2 off the top of my head

  2. Thomas Bliss

    I think he would be a good fit in Seattle honestly. There isn’t any reason he couldn’t complete for the 4th spot with them. Seahawks only have like 3 receivers with a starting spot right now and that’s Brandon Marshall, Doub Baldwin and Tyler Lockett.

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