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Patriots release Malcolm Mitchell

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)

Patriots release WR Malcolm Mitchell

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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