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Patriots 2018 mandatory minicamp: Day three recap; Malcolm Mitchell returns while offense has a sloppy day

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Let's see what happened on the final day of minicamp.

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The last open practice of the New England Patriots' 2018 mandatory minicamp is over. Today's practice – another two hour long session – was once again held under perfect conditions on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium. Let's find out what happened:


Attendance

Four players were not spotted during the session: RB Brandon Bolden, WR Kenny Britt, OG Joe Thuney, FS David Jones. (source)

One player returned to practice: WR Malcolm Mitchell, who came on late and spent the rest of the session working with the limited players. (source)

Eleven players were present but limited: WR Malcolm Mitchell, WR Cody Hollister, WR Braxton Berrios, OT Marcus Cannon, OT Isaiah Wynn, OT Trent Brown, DT Malcom Brown, CB Cyrus Jones, CB Jason McCourty, CB Keion Crossen, SS Nate Ebner. (source)


Injuries

Both Trey Flowers and Jason McCourty left the field midway through practice for undisclosed reasons. (source)

Dwayne Allen appeared to be limping near the end of the session. (source)


Offense

The quarterbacks looked as follows during 11-on-11 drills (source):

Tom Brady: 9/13

Brian Hoyer: 2/8

Danny Etling: 5/7

Jacob Hollister again was among the standouts. The second-year tight end had a very good minicamp. (source)

Jordan Matthews, after beating Eric Rowe, had a drop on what would have been a long touchdown pass from Brady. (source)

Overall, the session was a sloppy one. The entire offense had to run a penalty lap at one point during 11-on-11 work after committing an illegal substitution penalty. (source)


Defense

Cornerback J.C. Jackson continues to stand out. Playing with the starters, the undrafted rookie broke up two Brian Hoyer passes and forced two more incompletions with tight coverage of Chris Hogan and Cordarrelle Patterson. (source)

Jackson was not the only young defensive back to stand out: Ryan Lewis broke up a Tom Brady pass, Damarius Travis broke up a Danny Etling pass. (source)

Deatrich Wise Jr. recovered a fumble by Brian Hoyer and ran it back for a touchdown. Hoyer had to run a penalty lap for the mishap. (source)


Miscellaneous

After the session, the team did sprints on the hill behind the practice fields. (source)

Coaches from Iowa, Duke and Syracuse were present for the session. (source) Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa also was among the Patriots' guests. (source)

With minicamp over, the Patriots' workouts become voluntary again. The next OTA practice will take place on June 11.