During the first week of free agency, a few reports popped up about potential trades involving Patriots’ wide receiver N’Keal Harry. Now, as the dust settles from that busy week, the rumors are continuing.
According to John Keim, who covers the Washington Football Team for ESPN, Washington is looking to add at their skill positions and “is monitoring [Harry’s] situation.” He adds that “WFT GM Martin Mayhew was in San Francisco when the 49ers showed interest in Harry before the 2019 draft.”
Keim also adds that “at least three other teams could be interested” in Harry. One of those teams could likely be the Arizona Cardinals, who have been linked to Harry a handful of times this offseason.
With multiple teams calling on Harry, the Patriots will pick up some extra leverage. “It’s hard to imagine New England settling for anything less than a fourth-round pick,” Keim writes.
It’s been tough sledding for Harry since the Patriots took him with the 32nd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Injuries cost him part of his first training camp and held him to just seven games as a rookie. That missed time has seemingly slowed his development. In 21 career games over two seasons, he’s caught 45 passes for 414 yards and four touchdowns.
With Harry’s production a question mark, the team was aggressive in the pass-catcher market this offseason. After signing two tight ends and two wide receivers, it’s hard to see much playing time for the 23-year-old in the team’s new-look offense.
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