WR N’Keal Harry formally requests trade from Patriots

N’Keal Harry has not nevertheless met his NFL anticipations, and his representation thinks it is

N’Keal Harry has not nevertheless met his NFL anticipations, and his representation thinks it is time the previous Arizona Condition star finds a much better possibility in a new residence.

Harry’s agent, Jamal Tooson, declared Tuesday he has formally requested a trade for his consumer. Tooson produced a statement announcing the ask for submitted to the Patriots, who spent a 2019 to start with-spherical decide on on Harry.

“For the previous a number of months, I have been doing the job in cooperation with the Patriots behind the scenes to set a strategy in put to allow N’Keal to thrive in New England,” Tooson mentioned in the statement acquired by NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. “By means of two seasons, he has 86 targets, which obviously hasn’t achieved the anticipations the Patriots and N’Keal had when they drafted a dominant downfield menace who was pretty much unstoppable at the point of assault in college or university. Adhering to various conversations with the Patriots, I imagine it really is time for a fresh commence and finest for the two functions if N’Keal moves on just before the start off of training camp. That is why I have informed the Patriots today I am formally requesting a trade on behalf of my customer.

“N’Keal understands a important component to manufacturing is prospect. He will go on to perform difficult to establish and refine his craft soon after lacking a significant portion of his rookie calendar year to damage. His draft-day anticipations for his NFL occupation have not altered. We are confident results is just around the corner for him and will aggressively go after it.”

Harry appeared in just seven game titles as a rookie, observing 24 targets and catching just 12 of them for 105 yards and two touchdowns in Tom Brady’s closing season in New England. The Patriots clearly have been counting on Harry remaining a considerable element of the offense in 2019, so substantially that when they realized they’d need to have additional aid, they sent a 2nd-spherical pick to Atlanta for Mohamed Sanu in the center of the 2019 year. Sanu caught just 26 passes for 207 yards and a single TD in 8 games with the Patriots right before his time there concluded in September of 2020 by way of launch at the conclusion of training camp.

Sanu’s departure appeared to all over again open a doorway for Harry to make his mark with the Patriots, but his focus on totals stayed regular with what he saw as a rookie, obtaining just 57 targets in 14 video games in 2020 and attaining 309 yards and catching two TDs. By that level, New England’s offense experienced morphed into an attack that was considerably less about moving the ball as a result of the air than it was on the floor with Cam Newton now having snaps as the starting up quarterback.

Newton is back again in 2021, and the Patriots demonstrated in the offseason they’re going to no for a longer period acknowledge the position quo in the passing sport, signing Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne. It appears to be as if Harry isn’t really assured to even make the 53-man roster by the time the time arrives and his illustration appears to be receiving in advance of a probable parting via termination by requesting a trade as an alternative.