Patriots release WR 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.