New England Patriots

Less than a month after an exchange for a 2024 seventh round pick sent N’Keal Harry to the Chicago Bears, the wide receiver is undergoing tightrope surgery.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported the news, adding that “Harry is expected to be sidelined around eight weeks.”

If you’re curious, tightrope surgery is a procedure to repair the strong band of ligaments in your ankle that connect the tibia and fibula.

The former 2019 for the New England Patriots didn’t have the production that the team expected. He surpassed 200 receiving yards once, never caught more than two touchdowns in a season, and dealt with a multitude of injuries.

It stings for Patriots fans when players like Deebo Samuel, D.K. Metcalf, A.J. Brown, Diontae Johnson, Terry McLaurin, and Hunter Renfrow were selected after Harry in that draft class. Most of which got extensions, upwards of $20 million per year.

Players such as DeVante Parker and Tyquan Thornton are in place to play in the role that Harry couldn’t amount to. A big-bodied downfield threat to take the top off the defense and make more opening in the short and intermediate parts of the field. Both players have reportedly impressed in camp.