On July 6, Patriots wide receiver N’Keal Harry requested a trade. His agent, Jamal Tooson, released a statement via Twitter reading in part, “following numerous conversations with the Patriots, I believe it’s time for a fresh start and best for both parties if N’Keal moves on before the start of training camp [July 28].”
Now on July 12, less than a week later, reports say Harry plans to attend camp. Josina Anderson first reported it with the following tweet:
Update: As dialogue continues with the team, I'm told the current plan is for #Patriots WR N'Keal Harry to attend training camp. In his ongoing preparation for team activities, Harry currently has plans to train with T.J. Houshmandzadeh, per source.— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) July 12, 2021
Anderson makes it clear that the trade request has not been taken back. Both sides are still in discussion and trying to find a solution. Harry’s agent wanted the trade to be done before camp, but that doesn’t seem likely at this point.
In the meantime, Harry will be training with former 11-year veteran T.J. Houshmandzadeh, who was most known for spending eight years with the Bengals and making it to one Pro Bowl.
The Patriots drafted Harry with the 32nd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Over his first two seasons, he’s tallied 45 catches, 414 receiving yards and four touchdowns in 21 games. In 2021, he’s competing against a revamped Patriots receiver depth chart that includes free-agent additions Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne.
New England kicks off training camp on Wednesday, July 28, and opens the 2021 regular season on Sept. 12 against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium.
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