N'Keal Harry

Chicago Bears
Wide Receiver #1
Chicago Bears
Wide Receiver #1

N'Keal Harry News

Heads towards free agency

Harry caught one pass for seven yards in the Bears' 29-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 18, and ended the season with seven receptions, 116 yards and a touchdown over seven games played.

Analysis: Between games missed due to injury and others due to being a healthy scratch, Harry played more than 30 snaps just once all season. There was just one game in which he caught more than one pass, and he averaged less than 20 yards in the games he played. In his four-year career, his best season was 2020 with the Patriots when he caught 33 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns. He's now an unrestricted free agent.

Jan 8, 2023 5:26 PM EST

Posts first catch since Week 13

Harry caught one pass for 16 yards in the Bears' 41-10 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

Analysis: Harry caught one of the seven passes Justin Fields completed in this game, and he's averaging one reception over the six games he's played this season. His limited role in the offense will make him difficult to trust in Week 18 fantasy lineups when he faces the Vikings.

Jan 1, 2023 4:40 PM EST

Back in full Tuesday

Harry (back) practiced fully Tuesday.

Analysis: Harry, who missed Sunday's contest versus the Eagles as a result of a back issue, has since returned to practice as a full participant Tuesday. With both Chase Claypool (knee) and Equanimeous St. Brown (concussion) listed as questionable for this weekend's matchup against Buffalo, the 6-foot-4 receiver could handle additional snaps alongside Byron Pringle and Dante Pettis in Week 16.

Dec 20, 2022 2:09 PM EST

Won't play vs. Philadelphia

Harry (back) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Eagles.

Analysis: Chicago's bye in Week 14 was apparently not enough time for Harry to fully recover from a lingering back injury, and he'll now be forced to sit out in Week 15. With the Bears paper-thin at wide receiver, tight end Cole Kmet could operate as the team's top pass-catching option Sunday.

Dec 18, 2022 9:10 AM EST

Listed as questionable

Harry (back) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Eagles.

Analysis: Harry was a full participant Wednesday through Friday but is still listed as questionable for Week 15, which is certainly a disappointing development following Chicago's Week 14 bye. The 2019 first-round pick has caught at least one pass in each of his four appearances this season, totaling five receptions on six targets for 93 yards and one touchdown.

Dec 16, 2022 12:38 PM EST

Makes big play in loss

Harry caught a 49-yard pass in the Bears' 28-19 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Analysis: After being inactive in each of the last three games, Harry caught his only target and more than doubled his season yardage on the play. He's caught one or two passes in each of the four games he's played, and he could maintain a similar role down the stretch.

Dec 4, 2022 5:51 PM EST

Won't play Sunday

Harry (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Jets.

Analysis: Harry was also a healthy scratch Week 10, before missing Week 11 due to an illness. The third-year wideout started the season on IR with a knee injury and has yet to carve out a consistent role with the Bears since getting healthy. He'll work to earn an active roster spot Week 13 against the Packers.

Nov 27, 2022 8:44 AM EST

Not on injury report

Harry (illness) is not listed on Wednesday's injury report.

Analysis: Harry was a healthy scratch versus the Lions in Week 10 and missed Week 11 against Atlanta due to an illness, but it appears he's now available for the Bears if the team opts to deploy him Sunday versus the Jets. However, quarterback Justin Fields (shoulder) appears up in the air for Week 12, meaning if Harry is asked to suit up he could be catching passes from Trevor Siemian.

Nov 23, 2022 11:28 AM EST

Won't play Week 11

Harry (illness) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Analysis: Harry did not practice for the second day in a row Friday due to an unspecified illness, which appears significant enough to keep him sidelined against Atlanta in Week 11. This will mark the wideout's second missed game in as many weeks, as he was ruled a healthy scratch Week 10, and his next chance to play will come versus the Jets on Sunday, Nov. 27. While Harry has slotted into the bottom half of the Bears' wide receiver depth chart this season, his absence should open up more opportunities for Velus Jones, Byron Pringle and Dante Pettis against the Falcons.

Nov 18, 2022 12:12 PM EST

Dealing with illness

Harry (illness) was listed as a DNP on the Bears' injury report Thursday.

Analysis: Harry was ruled a healthy scratch ahead of Chicago's Week 10 loss to the Lions and did not carry any injury designation on the team's injury report Wednesday. While the nature and severity of this ailment are still unknown, the 24-year-old will have two full days to get healthy before Sunday's game against the Falcons. Harry has caught four of five targets for 44 yards and touchdown over three games this season, and he'll likely play a deep-reserve role when available moving forward.

Nov 17, 2022 2:00 PM EST

Healthy scratch for Week 10

Harry (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against Detroit.

Analysis: Harry appeared in each of the previous three games, totaling four receptions on five targets for 44 yards and a score. However, with Byron Pringle back on the active roster after a stint on IR, Harry and Velus Jones find themselves as healthy scratches.

Nov 13, 2022 8:52 AM EST

Quiet in losing effort

Harry caught one pass for six yards in the Bears' 35-32 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

Analysis: Harry has been targeted one or two times in each of his three games on Chicago's active roster, but with Chase Claypool immediately taking on a volume role after being acquired heading into this game, Harry may struggle to see an increase in targets going forward.

Nov 6, 2022 5:16 PM EST

Scores first touchdown for Chicago

Harry caught two passes for 24 yards In the Bears' 49-29 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.

Analysis: Harry was targeted twice, but his 24 yards was good for the second-highest total on the team. He's currently a part of a five-player rotation at wide receiver, but unless he separates himself from the pack, he may struggle to see more than a handful of targets each week.

Oct 30, 2022 5:07 PM EST

Hauls in pass in Chicago debut

Harry caught one pass for 14 yards in the Bears 33-14 win over the Patriots on Monday.

Analysis: Harry was targeted once while playing 42 percent of the snaps against his former team. With three receivers ahead of him on the depth chart in a low-volume offense, he'll need to move up the depth chart to have a chance at becoming a reliable fantasy option

Oct 25, 2022 3:54 AM EST

Making Chicago debut

Harry is listed as active Monday at New England.

Analysis: The Bears activated Harry from injured reserve ahead of Week 6 action but made him a healthy scratch against the Commanders. With a full week of prep under his belt, he'll make his debut with the team against the organization that selected him in the first round of the 2019 Draft. While Darnell Mooney is Chicago's unquestioned No. 1 wide receiver, Harry will be in the mix for passes from Justin Fields along with Equanimeous St. Brown, Dante Pettis and Velus Jones.

Oct 24, 2022 3:59 PM EST

Healthy scratch Thursday

Harry (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Thursday against the Commanders.

Analysis: The Bears activated Harry from injured reserve Monday, but his season debut will be delayed until Monday, Oct. 24 in New England, at the earliest. The team may be taking a cautious approach with Harry after he underwent ankle surgery in early August, and his cause likely wasn't helped by the fact that Chicago's receiving corps otherwise is relatively healthy at the moment.

Oct 13, 2022 3:55 PM EST

Cleared for Thursday

Harry (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Thursday's game against the Commanders.

Analysis: Harry opened the season on injured reserve after ankle surgery in early August, missing the first four weeks before returning to practice last week. He's now been cleared to play in a game for the first time all season, and it's possible he handles a significant role given how little the Bears have gotten from their wide receivers this year. It's also possible the 2019 first-round pick doesn't play or barely plays, given the long lay-off and his lack of prior success in the NFL.

Oct 12, 2022 11:46 AM EST

Limited by ankle Tuesday

Harry (ankle) was limited at Tuesday's walkthrough.

Analysis: A first-round pick of the Patriots in 2019, Harry found a new home in Chicago back in July after three underwhelming seasons in New England. He proceeded to suffer a high-ankle sprain in his first training camp in Chicago, resulting in a tight-rope surgery and subsequent placement on injured reserve. After missing the first five games of the campaign, Harry was activated from IR on Monday, only to show up on the injury report one day later. His status thus bears monitoring ahead of Thursday's contest against the Commanders.

Oct 11, 2022 12:43 PM EST

Ready to return

Harry (ankle) was activated from injured reserve Monday.

Analysis: Harry was designated to return from IR on Wednesday, opening up a 21-day window to be activated. With Harry now having the all clear, he should be able to return to action Sunday against Washington. His return will hopefully provide a spark for the Bears' offense, which has failed to find any consistency in their passing game.

Oct 10, 2022 2:29 PM EST

Designated for return to practice

The Bears have designated Harry (ankle) for return to practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Harry has spent the entire season on IR so far, but he's eligible to return to the field as soon as he's cleared by the Bears. Justin Fields and Chicago's passing game are in dire need of a spark, so the 2019 first-round pick could have a real path to offensive opportunities once back to full health. The best statistical season of Harry's career came in 2020, when he racked up 309 total receiving yards.

Oct 5, 2022 10:14 AM EST

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