Deonte Harris

New Orleans Saints
Wide Receiver #1
New Orleans Saints
Wide Receiver #1

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Placed on IR

The Saints placed Harty (foot) on injured reserve Saturday.

Analysis: The fourth-year receiver typically hasn't been a major part of the Saints' offensive game plan during his time in the NFL, but his absence for at least Sunday's matchup with the Bengals will loom larger than normal with each of New Orleans' top three receivers -- Michael Thomas (foot), Chris Olave (concussion) and Jarvis Landry (ankle) either ruled out for the contest or considered unlikely to play. Harty, who had recorded two receptions for 13 yards while also handling return duties in four of the Saints' first five games, won't be eligible to come off IR until the team's Week 10 matchup with the Steelers on Nov. 13.

Oct 16, 2022 6:06 AM EST


Out with foot injury

Harty (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Harty's foot injury robs him of the chance to take advantage of both Michael Thomas (foot) and Jarvis Landry (ankle) being out of the lineup. It's a tough situation for the Saints, especially with another game coming up Thursday against Arizona.

Oct 14, 2022 1:01 PM EST



Still not practicing

Harty (foot) was a non-participant at practice Thursday, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.

Analysis: Harty's inability to practice so far this week does not bode well for his status come Sunday against the Bengals. Considering the initial report of his turf toe injury by Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football claimed he was expected to miss time, and there was fear of significant injury, Harty being unable to play Week 6 wouldn't come as a surprise.

Oct 13, 2022 2:00 PM EST


Sidelined in practice Wednesday

Harty (foot) did not participate during the Saints' practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Harty is expected to miss some time after suffering what is feared to be a significant turf toe injury during Sunday's win over the Seahawks. The 25-year-old has served as New Orleans' primary returner for both punts and kickoffs when healthy this season, so his likely absence should lead to more special-teams usage for fellow wideout Marquez Callaway.

Oct 12, 2022 8:04 PM EST


Dealing with turf toe

Harty suffered a turf toe injury is Sunday's Week 5 win over the Seahawks, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Harty is expected to miss extended time after suffering the injury in Week 5, with the fear being that it is a significant tear in his toe. In his absence, Marquez Callaway and Taysom Hill will likely get more involved in the return game.

Oct 10, 2022 8:30 AM EST



Questionable to return

Harty (foot) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Seahawks, John DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports.

Analysis: Harty did not record a catch before exiting during the first half against Seattle. The 24-year-old was previously limited with a foot injury after sitting out Week 3, but he was able to return heading into last Sunday's loss to the Vikings. With Harty sidelined, Marquez Callaway figures to step in as New Orleans' primary return specialist.

Oct 9, 2022 10:51 AM EST


Slated to play Sunday

Harty (foot) was a limited participant in Friday's practice session and doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Vikings, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.

Analysis: Harty was limited for all three of the Saints' practice sessions this week, but he'll be able to play through his foot injury for Sunday's matchup in London. Over his first two appearances this season, he's secured both of his targets for 13 yards.

Sep 30, 2022 7:36 AM EST


Limited again Thursday

Harty (foot) was limited in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Harty is one of four wideouts on New Orleans' injury report, as Michael Thomas (foot) remains sidelined and Jarvis Landry (ankle) was limited Thursday. Meanwhile, Tre'Quan Smith (concussion) was a full participant. Harty will have one more opportunity to increase his activity level before Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Sep 29, 2022 9:36 AM EST


Limited with foot injury

Harty (foot) was limited at the Saints' practice Wednesday, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.

Analysis: Harty is still nursing a foot injury heading into Week 4, operating as a limited participant at Wednesday's practice. With Michael Thomas (toe), Jarvis Landry (foot) and Tre'Quan Smith (concussion) also banged up, the Saints could be short-handed at wide receiver Sunday.

Sep 28, 2022 9:44 AM EST


Inactive against Carolina

Harty will not play in Sunday's matchup against the Panthers due to the Coach's Decision.

Analysis: While it is unclear what the reason is, Harty will not take the field for Week 3. Fellow wideout and return specialist Marquez Callaway should take Harty's place as the No. 4 receiver for the Saints.

Sep 25, 2022 8:48 AM EST


Good to go for Week 3

Harty (foot) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Panthers, Luke Johnson of the New Orleans Advocate reports.

Analysis: Harty practiced fully Friday following a pair of limited sessions, shedding any doubt regarding his availability for Week 3. His impact comes primarily on special teams, as Harty returns both kickoffs and punts but sees limited usage on offense.

Sep 23, 2022 12:34 PM EST


Dealing with foot injury

Harty (foot) was limited at practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Harty played 11 offensive snaps and caught his lone target for nine yards during Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay. He was the only wideout outside of the team's starting trio of Michael Thomas, Chris Olave and Jarvis Landry to record a catch, but he appears to have come away from the contest with a foot injury. Harty has been competing with Marquez Callaway for the No. 4 wideout spot while Tre'Quan Smith (shoulder) is sidelined, but Harty's potential absence would have a greater impact on New Orleans' return game. Regardless, Harty still has two practices to clear his foot issue before the team has to make a decision on his status for Week 3.

Sep 21, 2022 1:51 PM EST


Notches second catch of 2022

Harty caught his lone target for nine yards while playing 11 of his 22 total snaps on offense for the Saints during Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Harty was the only New Orleans wide receiver outside of the team's starting trio - Michael Thomas, Chris Olave and Jarvis Landry - to record a catch during Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay, hauling in quarterback Jameis Winston's final pass of the fourth quarter. However, the 24-year-old's largest impact still came via special teams, as he tallied 65 yards on two kick returns while netting a six-yard loss on one punt return to go along with three fair catches. Harty has slotted in alongside Marquez Callaway, who did not record a target Sunday, for New Orleans' fourth receiver spot while Tre'Quan Smith (shoulder) has been ruled inactive in Weeks 1 and 2, though neither of these two have managed to make a significant offensive impact.

Sep 19, 2022 7:56 PM EST


Sticking in New Orleans

Harty signed his restricted free agent tender Thursday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayunereports.

Analysis: Harty is set to make $4 million in 2022 while playing on the tender. Originally an undrafted free agent, Harty has made his mark primarily on special teams, as he picked up 690 kick return yards and 199 punt return yards in 2021. He also tallied a career-high 36 receptions to go along with 570 receiving yards and three touchdowns last season, though he is likely to be buried on the depth chart assuming Michael Thomas (ankle) can return and after the addition of Chris Olave in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Apr 28, 2022 9:27 PM EST


Gets second-round tender

The Saints are giving Harris a second-round tender, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: This all but assures the restricted free agent will stay with the Saints, as no team would give up a second-round pick for the right to sign him. Harris did have a career year in 2021 as the Saints' No. 3 receiver and return specialist, catching 36 of 59 targets for 570 yards and three touchdowns. Listed at 5-foot-6, 170 pounds, Harris likely will be the team's third or fourth receiver in 2022.

Mar 14, 2022 12:42 PM EST


Tallies three receptions

Harris recorded three receptions on four targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 30-20 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: Harris finished second on the team in targets and receptions behind only Tre'Quan Smith. However, that translated into subpar production as the Saints took to the air only 24 times as opposed to 46 rushing attempts. Harris had an inconsistent season marred by a three-game suspension, time on the reserve/COVID-19 list and a hamstring injury. However, when on the field he emerged as a big-play threat by logging five receptions of 20 or more yards and four receptions that gained at least 40 yards. The Saints could overhaul their offensive personnel this offseason, meaning Harris' potential role in 2022 remains unclear.

Jan 9, 2022 10:15 PM EST


Two catches in return

Harris caught two of two targets for 23 yards during Sunday's 18-10 win over Carolina.

Analysis: Making his return from a three-game suspension, Harris finished third among Saints wide receivers in offensive snaps despite the absence of Tre'Quan Smith (chest). While Harris was still able to do just as much damage as Lil'Jordan Humphrey (two catches for 28 yards), both of these receivers watched as Marquez Callaway brought in six of 10 targets for 97 yards. However, it's possible that Harris' mid-week stint on the COVID list impacted his playing time. If so, Harris could be in store for a heightened workload in Week 18 against Atlanta, especially if Smith remains sidelined.

Jan 3, 2022 12:18 PM EST


Removed from COVID-19 list

Harris was removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Harris spent time on the COVID list during the third and final week of a suspension, but if everything checks out from a health standpoint he could step into a big role this Sunday against Carolina. Starting wideout Tre'Quan Smith (chest) has been ruled out already, with backups Lil'Jordan Humphrey (illness) and Ty Montgomery (back) listed as questionable. Still, there's not a ton of upside for the Saints' passing game with Taysom Hill at QB.

Dec 31, 2021 1:52 PM EST


Suspension over, still on COVID list

Harris' (undisclosed) suspension was lifted Tuesday, but he remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Harris found himself on the COVID-19 list Sunday, just one day before he was set to fulfill his three-game ban for violating the NFL's policy and program for substances of abuse. If he clears league amended league protocols in time to play Week 16 against the Panthers, he should join Marquez Callaway, Lil'Jordan Humphrey and potentially Tre'Quan Smith (chest) as the wide receivers for whoever happens to be available at quarterback for the Saints.

Dec 28, 2021 3:08 PM EST


Moves to COVID-19 list

The Saints placed Harris (suspension) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Harris has one game to go on his three-game suspension, which will be served once the Saints play Monday against the Dolphins. Once the ban is lifted Tuesday, though, he'll already be on a different reserve list, with his return to the team subject to COVID-19 protocols. If Harris is able to at some point in the next week, he'll be eligible to play next Sunday versus the Panthers.

Dec 26, 2021 1:48 PM EST


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