FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England waived Kenny Britt on Wednesday, ending the wide receiver's underwhelming stay with the Patriots.
Despite losing Danny Amendola in free agency and knowing Julian Edelman will be suspended for the first four games of the regular season, the Patriots let go of the 29-year-old Britt, who was with his fourth team. New England also had released Jordan Matthews and Malcolm Mitchell from its receiving corps.
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.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A children's book written by New England Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell is being highlighted at Boston-area schools.
Massachusetts' first lady, Lauren Baker, planned to read and discuss "The Magician's Hat" on Monday with first- and second-graders at the Brophy School in Framingham. The event is part of the Lunchtime Reading Program, sponsored by the Read to a Child organization, based in the state.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots appear to be getting healthier as they head toward Sunday's home game against the Houston Texans.
Dont'a Hightower (knee) and Danny Amendola (concussion, knee), who both missed Sunday's win at New Orleans, and Philip Dorsett (knee), Chris Hogan (knee) and Eric Rowe (groin) — injured against the Saints — were all back at practice Wednesday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Brandin Cooks arrived in New England excited to join what was already a stacked stable of receivers for Tom Brady to throw to.
A week into the regular season, that group looks vastly different than it did entering the preseason.
Julian Edelman is out for the year with a knee injury. Malcolm Mitchell is on injured reserve with his own knee issue. Danny Amendola suffered a concussion and knee injury in the Patriots' Week 1 loss to Kansas City.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have placed receiver Malcolm Mitchell on injured reserve.
New England announced the move Thursday, about two hours before kicking off its season opener against the Chiefs. In addition, the Patriots signed offensive lineman Ted Karras to the 53-man roster.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have had more than their share of luck when it comes to getting the most out of their receivers during the Bill Belichick era.
Last season that guy was Chris Hogan, a modestly used player during his first four NFL seasons in Buffalo. Unsure of their long-term plan for him, he went into free agency last offseason in search of a new home.
NEW YORK (AP) — New England Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell can be sweet when he wants to be.
Mitchell has a three-book deal with Scholastic, the children's publisher told The Associated Press on Thursday. The books include a newly illustrated edition of his self-published "The Magician's Hat," to come out next May, and two more original works.
A person familiar with the deal says the New Orleans Saints have agreed to trade receiver Brandin Cooks to the New England Patriots.
The Patriots sent their 2017 first-round selection and a third-round pick to New Orleans for Cooks while the Saints will send back a fourth-round pick, said the person who spoke Friday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the teams have not announced the deal.
There have been 50 of these already, making this Super Bowl LI in the roman numerals the NFL uses to make sure no one forgets just how important the game really is.
And important it is, at least as a national holiday of sorts to the 100 million Americans who will tune in. People who have no clue who Malcolm Mitchell is and are only vaguely aware of Matt Ryan will party in homes and bars across the country.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots will have a healthy complement of receivers for their AFC championship game matchup with the Steelers.
Receiver Michael Floyd, acquired in December following an ankle injury to Danny Amendola, is listed as inactive for Sunday's game. Rookie Malcolm Mitchell returns to the active list after missing last week's divisional-round win over Houston with a knee issue.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Under Bill Belichick, the Patriots have become masters at culling more diamonds than duds from the NFL draft.
This summer was no exception despite New England drafting without a first-round pick as part of its "Deflategate" punishment.
New England picked Alabama cornerback and punt returner Cyrus Jones in the second round. Then, a few rounds later they went with another Southeastern Conference-tested prospect, Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitchell.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Things just keep getting better for rookie Malcolm Mitchell.
The rookie receiver the past two games has suddenly become an important part of the New England offense. Now comes a big Monday night stage.
"I know (there's) a lot of excitement around it," Mitchell said Thursday as the Patriots prepared for their home game against the Baltimore Ravens in a matchup of AFC division leaders. "It's the only game on Monday night so I'm looking forward to it."
Week 13 of the NFL regular season saw the slow destruction of logic and well-laid plans.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady got one practice in last week before facing the New York Jets. The New England Patriots hope his ailing knee allows him to get a few more in this week before hosting the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday.
"I'm happy the week is over," Brady said after a 22-17 victory over the Patriots' AFC East rivals. "It was a long week."
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady was hobbled, yet efficient as ever with the game on the line and time on the clock.
Playing with an ailing knee, Brady tied Peyton Manning for most wins by a quarterback in NFL history, getting his 200th by throwing a go-ahead 8-yard touchdown pass to Malcolm Mitchell with 1:56 left, leading the New England Patriots to a 22-17 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.
It was the 50th win for Brady after facing a fourth-quarter deficit or tie.
The Latest on Week 10 of the NFL season (all times eastern):
There are no longer any NFL teams that haven't thrown an interception this season.
The Patriots' streak of eight straight games without a pick came to an end with 9:20 left the second quarter against Seattle Sunday night.
Tom Brady danced in the pocket to buy some time on first down, but his pass intended for Malcolm Mitchell was well short and intercepted by DeShawn Shead.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Several punches were thrown when a shoving match erupted between Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots players near the sideline about an hour before their game Sunday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have a brand new quarterback issue.
Jimmy Garoppolo had three touchdown passes before leaving in the second quarter with a right shoulder injury as the New England Patriots outlasted the Miami Dolphins 31-24 on Sunday.
It was the Patriots' eighth straight home victory over Miami (0-2). It came at a price as New England (2-0) was dealt another blow at quarterback with Tom Brady already out his four-game "Deflategate" suspension.