New England Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell returned to the practice field on Tuesday after a weeklong absence following the team's second preseason game.
Mitchell, who had a strong rookie season, has been in and out of practice all summer. He was limited early in training camp, but played in the Week 2 preseason game at Houston. During his time on the field in that game, Mitchell kept grabbing at his right knee. He remained in the game, however, and appeared to be moving well.
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We had a news story Monday saying the Pats potentially have plans for Mitchell to help replace the loss of Julian Edelman. Danny Amendola is expected to see more snaps, perhaps in the 40-50-percent range, but that position may very well see a split of Amendola and Mitchell, as long as Mitchell can stay healthy.