Bill Belichick keeps making head-scratching decisions regarding the Patriots organization, and he will definitely prove us wrong in the months that follow.
The Patriots will introduce a couple of changes in the world of football, and it seems like the players are about to give their best. But, this has nothing to do with Malcolm Mitchell.
Unlike the past seasons, quarterback Tom Brady is supported by a weak receiving corps in Foxborough. Yes, this comes after the Patriots landed Eric Decker. Although the team made a nice addition in the former Tennessee Titans wideout, the Patriots have decided to part ways with Malcolm Mitchell.
Lason La Canfora was among the first to confirm the big news, noting that the Pats have released the former Georgia standout. The main problem was his health condition.
“Patriots have released WR Malcolm Mitchell. Really flashed as a rookie, but has battled injury problems,” Jason La Canfora tweeted.
Mitchell is still the unsung hero in the Patriots’ Super Bowl win over the Falcons. The wide receiver didn’t have much luck when it comes to keeping his spot on the roster.
Malcolm had 32 receptions for 401 yards in his rookie season. Decker, Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, and Rob Gronkowski received most of the targets, and the loss of the 25-year-old wide receiver won’t really affect the team’s offense.
But, the Pats are dealing with a huge number of injuries in training camp. Should we be worried?
“Source: veteran WR Eric Decker worked out for the Patriots on Monday. The team is currently dealing with some injury issues at WR (Kenny Britt, Malcolm Mitchell, Jordan Matthews),” Field Yates tweeted.
Maybe the Pats will make another move, but we won’t rush too much with the speculations. Teams will probably roll the dice on Mitchell, because he has upside and playoff experience for teams looking to gain an edge.