The Patriots played the entire 2017 season without a pair of wide receivers that had been pencilled into their offensive plans heading into the year.

Julian Edelman tore his ACL in August and Malcolm Mitchell went on injured reserve in September with knee troubles of his own. There was some hope toward the end of the season that Mitchell might be able to get on the field, but it didn’t happen.

Despite the decision to remain on the sidelines, Mitchell says he’s in good condition as the offseason gets underway.