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Only weeks after the New England Patriots lost receiver Julian Edelman for the season, the team announced fellow receiver Malcolm Mitchell will be placed on Injured Reserve.

Related: The Patriots have their worst fears realized after Julian Edelman injury

Mitchell isn’t necessarily out for the season, and he will be eligible to return in eight weeks. As NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport pointed out, the Patriots’ trades for Phillip Dorsett and Brandin Cooks seem more important now.

Mitchell began to develop rapport with Tom Brady last season as a rookie. He caught 32 passes for 401 yards and four touchdowns last season.

Now, the Pats will rely on Cooks, Dorsett, Danny Amendola, and Chris Hogan at receiver.

Patriots lose yet another weapon for at least half the season Adam Glanzman/Getty Images
Cole Frederick About the author:
Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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