New England Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, MA - JULY 28, 2021: NKeal Harry #15 of the New England Patriots walks onto the field during training camp at Gillette Stadium on July 28, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)

Last July, Patriots wide receiver N’Keal Harry seemingly requested a trade from the team. Nothing ever came of the request though, and Harry spent the 2021 season in New England.

With a new league year set to begin though, the trade winds are swirling around Harry again. Thursday night, Doug Kyed of PFF tweeted that Harry is “a name to keep an eye on as a potential trade candidate before the draft.” Kyed added that “teams have shown recent interest” in Harry.

Even before his trade request last summer, Harry was a rumored candidate for a move. Teams reportedly interested at the time including the Arizona Cardinals and now-Washington Commanders, with a Day 3 draft pick expected as the return.

NFL fifth-year option numbers for 2022

  • The NFL’s official fifth-year option amounts for 2022 were released this week, listed by position and grouped by different criteria. Albert Breer of The MMQB shared a memo from the league containing the figures. Here’s how it’ll all break down.

    Players with two or more Pro Bowls

    Quarterback: $29.7 million
    Running Back: $9.6 million
    Wide Receiver: $18.4 million
    Tight End: $10.9 million
    Offensive Lineman: $16.7 million
    Defensive End: $17.9 million
    Defensive Tackle: $17.4 million
    Linebacker: $18.7 million
    Cornerback: $17.3 million
    Safety: $12.9 million
    Special Teams: $5.2 million

  • Players with one Pro Bowl

    Quarterback: $27.2 million
    Running Back: $8.0 million
    Wide Receiver: $16.8 million
    Tight End: $9.4 million
    Offensive Lineman: $15.3 million
    Defensive End: $16.0 million
    Defensive Tackle: $14.7 million
    Linebacker: $15.8 million
    Cornerback: $15.2 million
    Safety: $10.8 million
    Special Teams: $4.7 million

  • Players who meet playtime criteria

    Quarterback: $22.4 million
    Running Back: $5.7 million
    Wide Receiver: $13.4 million
    Tight End: $6.9 million
    Offensive Lineman: $13.2 million
    Defensive End: $12.4 million
    Defensive Tackle: $10.8 million
    Linebacker: $11.7 million
    Cornerback: $12.0 million
    Safety: $7.9 million
    Special Teams: $3.9 million

  • Players who do not meet playtime criteria

    Quarterback: $19.6 million
    Running Back: $5.2 million
    Wide Receiver: $12.4 million
    Tight End: $6.2 million
    Offensive Lineman: $12.6 million
    Defensive End: $11.5 million
    Defensive Tackle: $9.6 million
    Linebacker: $10.9 million
    Cornerback: $11.2 million
    Safety: $7.3 million
    Special Teams: $3.6 million

  • Teams will have until May 2 to pick up the fifth-year option for eligible players. Click here to learn more about the key dates on the 2022 NFL calendar.

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