Mitchell was selected by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2016 draft and began his NFL career on a hot start, catching 32 passes for 401 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games (with six starts), but major recurring knee issues had him missing practices and being placed on injured reserve just before his second season started.
To make matters even more interesting, Pelissero reports that Mitchell had undergone another knee procedure as of yesterday.
Adding to the Malcolm Mitchell story: he went to have a procedure on his knee today, per source. Knee problems kept Mitchell out all of last season. Explains the mounting frustration. https://t.co/meLixkCUWy