Once again, Bill Belichick is making head-scratching decisions that will ultimately prove us wrong in the coming months. 


Unlike past years, Tom Brady is surrounded by a weak receiving corps in Foxborough, as the ​Patriots recently signed Eric Decker. While they made a solid addition in the former Tennessee Titans wideout, New England has surprisingly parted ways with Malcolm Mitchell. 


According to Jason La Canfora, ​the Pats released the former Georgia standout due to health issues. 

​​Mitchell was an unsung hero in New England's Super Bowl victory over the Falcons. Since then, the talented wide receiver hasn't been durable enough to keep a spot on the roster. 


During his rookie season, Mitchell had 32 receptions for 401 yards. With Decker, Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, and Rob Gronkowski receiving most of the targets, losing the 25-year-old won't greatly impact their offense. 


Nonetheless, the Patriots have dealt with a surplus of injuries already in training camp. 

Perhaps another move is waiting in the wings for New England, but until then it's all speculation. 


Expect teams to roll the dice on Mitchell, as the youngster offers upside and playoff experience to any roster looking to gain an edge.