Report: Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell suffers dislocated elbow

Report: Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell suffers dislocated elbow

FOXBORO – Malcolm Mitchell’s elbow injury – nasty as it looked – could have been a lot worse. The Patriots rookie wideout will be out for about a month with a dislocated elbow according to The Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe and Karen Guregian.

Mitchell was in the midst of an outstanding debut game with four catches for 55 yards in the second quarter when he reached out to brace himself as he was being tackled. His arm bent badly.

Had it been a broken arm the recovery timeline likely would have been a lot lengthier.

The Patriots are down several receivers at the moment. Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan and Keshawn Martin all were held out of Thursday’s game. Only Hogan has been practicing regularly from that group.


Eric Ebron signs two-year deal with Colts

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Eric Ebron signs two-year deal with Colts

Former Lions tight end Eric Ebron is signing a two-year deal worth $15 million with the Colts, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Ebron was rumored to be a potential target for the Patriots, especially after new Pats running back Jeremy Hill tried recruiting him to the team.

The 24-year-old had 53 receptions for 574 yards and four touchdowns a season ago with Detroit. 


Patriots release Shea McClellin

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Patriots release Shea McClellin

Shea McClellin will be blocking kicks for somebody else next season. 

The Patriots announced Monday they've released the veteran linebacker, ending his tenure with the team after two seasons.  ESPN's Field Yates broke the news.

The Pats signed McClellin to a three-year deal prior to the 2016 season, but that was the only season in which he played for the team. McClellin missed all of last season due to injury. Prior to coming to New England, McClellin played four seasons with the Bears, who chose him 19th overall in 2012. 

McClellin's biggest contribution with the Pats came when he blocked a Justin Tucker kick in Week 14 of the 2016 season against the Ravens.