Patriots To Release WR Malcolm Mitchell

The Patriots have released wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, according to Jason La Canfora of (on Twitter). The Pats put Mitchell on the trade block earlier this summer, but were unable to find any takers for him. 

Mitchell, a fourth-round pick in the 2016 draft, appeared in 14 games and made six starts as a rookie, posting 32 receptions on 48 targets for 401 yards and four touchdowns. The 26-year-old was also extremely efficient during the Patriots’ Super Bowl comeback in 2017, putting up six catches for 70 yards as New England defeated Atlanta.

Unfortunately, injuries have held him back as of late. Mitchell missed all of the 2017 season and was unable to fully participate in practice this offseason after undergoing a minor procedure on his knee.

Even though Julian Edelman is suspended for the first four games of the 2018 campaign and Jordan Matthews is no longer in the picture, the Patriots still have a busy wide receiver depth chart, particular with options such as Chris HoganCordarrelle Patterson, and the newly signed Eric Decker available. Kenny BrittPhillip Dorsett, and rookie Braxton Berrios are also in the mix and each player brings something different to the table.

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  1. GMB 883

    Do not be surprised to see the Pats inquire or sign Branden Coleman who was released by the Saints yesterday. He’s 6’6” 225lbs and played at Rutgers (sound familiar) assuming he can get and stay healthy. That’s been a problem.

    • bravesfan88

      Agreed, as soon as Coleman was released, I instantly thought he’d get a shot with either the Patriots or the 49ers..

      Also, look out for the Packers who might be in on Coleman and Mitchell..

      I’m hoping the 49ers take a long and hard look at both Coleman and now Mitchell..Mitchell could be an excellent pickup for any offense, providing the fact he’s able to come back healthy. When healthy, Mitchell can be a very solid weapon in the passing game..

    • bradthebluefish

      Get and stay healthy won’t be a problem if Coleman goes on the TB12 diet.

  2. Yeti

    Cowboys might have interest in this guy, they’re pretty much having an open competition at WR.

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