New England Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell (19) is escorted to the practice field during the team’s NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Friday, July 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have released receiver Malcolm Mitchell.
The 2016 fourth-round draft pick played in 14 regular-season games as a rookie, catching 32 passes for 401 yards and four touchdowns. He caught six passes for 70 yards in the Super Bowl victory over Atlanta — five of them in the fourth quarter as the Patriots rallied from a 25-point deficit to force overtime.
But Mitchell, 25, spent all of last season on injured reserve.
He was released three days after the Patriots signed receiver Eric Decker as a free agent.


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