Rookie WR Malcolm Mitchell leaves with ugly arm injury


Rookie WR Malcolm Mitchell leaves with ugly arm injury

FOXBORO – Malcolm Mitchell’s right arm bent in a way it wasn’t made to bend in the second quarter of the Patriots preseason opener against the Saints.

Whether it was an elbow dislocation or a break of both the radius and ulna, Mitchell was in intense pain after making an 8-yard catch near the Patriots sideline.

Mitchell, who had four catches in the quarter, was struggling to break free of New Orleans’ De’Vante Harris who had hold of Mitchell’s jersey. Mitchell braced himself as he fell and the arm gave way.

He immediately staggered into the arms of Patriots’ training staff who escorted him to the locker room.

The Boston Herald reports that it's a dislocated elbow.

A fourth-round pick out of Georgia, the 6-foot, 198-pound Mitchell was plagued by injuries in college. He displayed nice route-running skills and an ability to fight for the ball in traffic during training camp and was taking that right to the game field Thursday night before the injury. He finished with four catches for 55 yards.

The Patriots have several dinged-up wideouts currently. Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman, Keshawn Martin and Chris Hogan all sat out this one. Aaron Dobson and DeAndre Carter saw significant time at wideout in the first half.

Report: Patriots special teams ace Slater visiting Steelers

Report: Patriots special teams ace Slater visiting Steelers

Patriots seven-time Pro Bowl special teamer Matthew Slater is in Pittsburgh on Saturday making a free-agent visit to the rival Steelers, according to an ESPN's Field Yates.

Slater, who turns 33 in September, has spent the past 10 seasons in a New England. The special teams captain and one of the leaders in the locker room signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract extension in 2016.

The Patriots lost special teamer Johnson Bademosi to the Texans in free agency on Friday but signed special teamers Brandon Bolden and Brandon King just before the free agency period began.

More to come...

Brady tests his 'Brady Bunch' knowledge on NPR

Brady tests his 'Brady Bunch' knowledge on NPR

Tom Brady has been making the media rounds lately with "Good Morning America" and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" appearances this past week to promote his "Tom vs. Time" series and TB12 Method book. On Saturday, Brady was a phone-in guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" for their "Not My Job" segment. 

Before a mostly cheering live audience in Hartford and after a discussion of the benefits and drawbacks - mostly drawbacks - of tomatoes and strawberries, plus an assessment of the intelligence of most defensive coordinators, Brady settled in to handle three questions about the world's second-most famous Bradys, the family from the classic sitcom - "The Brady Bunch".

Click here to listen and see how he did.