N'Keal Harry

New England Patriots
Wide Receiver #1
New England Patriots
Wide Receiver #1
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N'Keal Harry News

Absent on Day 1 of OTAs

Harry was absent for Day 1 of New England's OTAs on Monday, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Analysis: This isn't surprising as the 2019 first-round pick also skipped New England's voluntary offseason program at the end of April. Harry remains a candidate to be moved by the Patriots this offseason after the team traded for DeVante Parker and drafted Tyquan Thornton this offseason. Harry caught just 12 of 22 targets for 184 yards across 12 appearances during the 2021 campaign and is currently slotted to be the sixth wideout on New England's depth chart to start the 2022 season.

May 23, 2022 10:31 AM EST


Not present for voluntary program

Harry isn't present Wednesday for New England's voluntary offseason program, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Analysis: Harry is a rumored candidate to be moved by the Patriots this offseason, and the team's recent trade for DeVante Parker could add further credence to that idea. The 2019 first-round pick's absence for the start of the voluntary offseason program thus isn't much of a surprise. Last season, Harry was targeted just 22 times across 12 appearances. He managed 12 catches for 184 yards without a touchdown.

Apr 20, 2022 6:24 AM EST



Likely on the move

ESPN's Mike Reiss suggests that the Patriots' trade for DeVante Parker foreshadows the team parting ways with Harry.

Analysis: With Parker joining Jakobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor in New England's wideout mix, Harry looks like the odd man out. Since being drafted in 2019, the Arizona State product hasn't produced as hoped, with Parker -- a big target who can win in contested-catch scenarios -- slated to fill a role that the team had projected for Harry. This past season, the 24-year-old caught just 12 passes (on 22 targets) for 184 yards in 12 games and at this stage, a change of scenery would probably benefit the 6-foot-4, 225-pounder, who's approaching the fourth year of his rookie deal.

Apr 4, 2022 8:53 AM EST


Could be moved this offseason

Harry finished the 2021 regular season with 12 catches (on 22 targets) for 184 yards in 12 games.

Analysis: Per Paul Perillo of the Patriots' official site, Harry, who is signed through 2022 with fifth-year option for 2023, is a candidate to be moved by the Patriots this offseason. In three campaigns with the team since being taken 32nd overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, Harry has yet to secure a steady role in New England's offense and Perillo suggests that is possible the wideout could be traded for a late-round pick in advance of this year's draft.

Jan 25, 2022 10:08 AM EST


Back in lineup Sunday

Harry is active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Harry, who was inactive in Week 17, returns to the mix Sunday, but he's off the fantasy radar for now, with Jakobi Meyers, Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne ahead of him on New England's wideout depth chart.

Jan 9, 2022 12:22 PM EST



Inactive Sunday

Harry is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Given that Harry is not suiting up Sunday, the Patriots' Week 17 wideout corps will be headed by Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne, with Gunner Olszewski and Kristian Wilkerson candidates to mix in as well.

Jan 2, 2022 8:49 AM EST


Good to go for Week 17

Harry (hip) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: With Nelson Agholor (concussion) out for the contest, Harry figures log his share of Week 17 work alongside Kendrick Bourne and Jakobi Meyers (thigh/questionable), assuming he's active. Harry has yet to catch more than two passes in a game this season and even with the prospect of added snaps this weekend, he's a speculative fantasy option.

Dec 31, 2021 4:15 PM EST


Limited again in practice

Harry (hip) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Harry was also limited in practice Wednesday, but so long as he's able to maintain that level of activity Friday or upgrade to full participation, he should be in good shape to play Sunday against the Jaguars. Meanwhile, Nelson Agholor (concussion), who sat out last week's loss to the Bills, was unable to practice Wednesday or Thursday, perhaps putting him in line for another absence this weekend. If that's the case, Harry would likely maintain a regular role in three-receiver sets alongside Jakobi Meyers (thigh) and Kendrick Bourne.

Dec 31, 2021 7:14 AM EST


Limited at practice

Harry (hip) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday.

Analysis: Harry played through his hip issue in Week 16 versus the Bills, en route to logging a season-high 61 snaps, while catching two of his six targets for 15 yards. His increased snap count was the result of Nelson Agholor (concussion) being out, with Harry's Week 17 role once again hinging on the status of Agholor, who remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice.

Dec 29, 2021 4:27 PM EST


Sees season-high 61 snaps

Harry was on the field for a season-high 61 (of a possible 64 snaps) on offense in Sunday's 33-21 loss to the Bills, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Harry's increased snap count count was the result of Nelson Agholor (concussion) being out, but his fantasy impact was modest, as the 2019 first-rounder hauled in just two of his six targets for 15 yards. If Agholor is cleared ahead of the coming weekend, Harry's Week 17 workload would take a hit, but either way, steady volume continues to elude Harry, thus making him a low-percentage fantasy option.

Dec 27, 2021 10:07 AM EST


Active for Week 16

Harry (hip) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Analysis: With Nelson Agholor (concussion) out, Harry has an opportunity to see some added Week 16 looks, but among New England's wideouts, Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne profile as higher-percentage fantasy options versus Buffalo.

Dec 26, 2021 8:43 AM EST


Listed as questionable

Harry (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Analysis: Harry was able to practice in a limited fashion this past week, so we suspect he'll be a go for Sunday's 1:00 ET contest. With Nelson Agholor (concussion) out and Kendrick Bourne (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Harry could see added Week 16 looks, assuming he's active this weekend, especially if Bourne isn't cleared to play.

Dec 24, 2021 1:40 PM EST


Limited by hip injury

New England listed Harry as a limited participant in Wednesday's practice with a hip injury.

Analysis: Harry exited early in the Patriots' Week 15 loss to the Colts after he appeared to take a hit to the head, but New England is listing him on its first Week 16 report with a different health concern. The fact that Harry was on the field in any capacity to begin the week is a promising sign that the hip issue won't keep him from playing Sunday against the Bills. Meanwhile, Nelson Agholor (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday and Kendrick Bourne (illness) was added to the reserve/COVID-19 list, so Harry could be in store for a larger role than normal Sunday if one or both of the other two wideouts aren't available to play.

Dec 22, 2021 2:30 PM EST


At practice Wednesday

Harry (head) was at practice Wednesday, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, Nelson Agholor (head) and Kendrick Bourne (reserve/COVID-19 list) were absent and if they aren't cleared to play Sunday against the Bills, Harry -- assuming he's available -- would be in line for added Week 16 snaps alongside Jakobi Meyers.

Dec 22, 2021 10:19 AM EST


Forced out of Week 15 game

Harry exited Saturday's loss to the Colts after absorbing a hit to his head, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Analysis: The same applies to Nelson Agholor and with Kendrick Bourne having been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Patriots' wideout depth as this Sunday's game against the Bills approaches is now looking taxed. For now, the team's only available roster options free of any only Week 16 availability concerns are Jakobi Meyers, and Gunner Olszewski, with Tre Nixon and Kristian Wilkerson on the practice squad. Prior to his exit from Saturday's contest, Harry caught two of his five targets for 52 yards.

Dec 20, 2021 3:18 PM EST


Catches two passes Thursday

Harry, who logged 26 of a possible 64 snaps on offense, caught both of his targets for 14 yards in Thursday's 25-0 win over the Falcons, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Harry was out-snapped by fellow WRs Jakobi Meyers (56), Nelson Agholor (49) and Kendrick Bourne (26) in the contest and has not seen more than two targets in each of the seven games he's suited up for this season. The 2019 first-rounder remains off the fantasy radar until he sees increased volume.

Nov 19, 2021 9:09 AM EST


Active versus Falcons

Harry (knee) is listed as active for Thursday night's game against the Falcons.

Analysis: Harry saw a season-high 35 snaps in this past Sunday's win over the Browns, but logged just one target and overall has yet to see more than two looks through the six games he's played in. While it's possible that the blocking prowess he displayed in Week 10 leads to an expanded role for Harry, he's a speculative fantasy option until or unless he sees an uptick in volume.

Nov 18, 2021 4:07 PM EST


Listed as questionable for Thursday

Harry (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Falcons.

Analysis: Though Harry was on the field for 35 of a possible 67 snaps on offense in this past Sunday's win over the Browns, he logged just one target in the game. It's possible that the blocking ability he displayed in Week 10 leads to an expanded role in the Patriots' offense for the 2019 first-rounder, but Harry remains a speculative fantasy option in Week 11, assuming he is in uniform Sunday, with Jakobi Meyers, Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne also in the team's wideout mix.

Nov 17, 2021 2:10 PM EST


Puts in limited practice

Harry (knee) was limited in practice Tuesday.

Analysis: Harry has dealt with the issue for a number of weeks but was able to suit up in Week 10. Barring a setback, he should again be good to go against the Falcons on Thursday.

Nov 16, 2021 2:28 PM EST


Listed as limited on practice estimate

Harry (knee) was listed as a limited on Monday's practice estimate.

Analysis: Though Harry approached Week 10 action listed as questionable, he logged a season-high 35 snaps in Sunday's win over the Browns. With no reported setbacks in the contest, it's likely his listed limitations Wednesday reflect that his practice reps would have been managed Monday had the team practiced. At this point there's nothing to suggest that Harry's availability for Thursday night's game against the Falcons is in danger.

Nov 15, 2021 2:27 PM EST


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