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Bill Belichick: Malcolm Mitchell did everything he could to return

Ryan Hannable
August 07, 2018 - 9:37 am

FOXBORO -- The Patriots officially released Malcolm Mitchell on Monday as the receiver just couldn't get on the field after missing all of last year with a knee injury.

Speaking Tuesday morning, Bill Belichick had nothing but good things to say about the former Georgia product when it came to the work he did to get back.

"He did everything he could. It's unfortunate that it didn't work out," Belichick said. "I don't know how much more he could've put into it than he did."

Mitchell has had knee issues since his college days.

By releasing him without an injury designation, if he clears waivers he will become a free agent.

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