When it comes to the recovery process ahead of training camp, Mitchell told Stephen Hewitt of the Boston Herald on Saturday "I'm good" when asked about his knee during an appearance in Stoneham, Massachusetts, to promote education and literacy to a group of local youth football players.
As for being ready when the Patriots kick off training camp on July 26, Mitchell left his status up in the air.
"We'll see," Mitchell told the Boston Herald.
A healthy Mitchell showed promise in 2016, finishing the regular season with 32 catches for 401 yards and four touchdowns. He capped off his rookie campaign with six catches for 70 yards in the Super Bowl LI, including five catches during the Patriots' furious fourth-quarter comeback en route to a 34-28 overtime win against the Atlanta Falcons.