Former New England Patriots WR N’Keal Harry is finding it tough to catch a break.
After three underwhelming seasons with the Patriots, Harry was traded to the Chicago Bears for a 2024 seventh-round pick this offseason.
Harry has been trying to get his bearings with his new team, but a recent injury that saw the 25-year-old helped off the field could throw a massive monkey wrench in his and the team’s plans for him.
The Athletic’s Adam Jahns tweeted about Harry’s injury:
The Chicago Tribune’s Dan Wiederer said the injury “appeared to be a significant leg injury.”
Zack Pearson of BearReport.com speculated that it appeared to be an ankle injury:
Sean Hammond of Shaw Local News had a word on a potential update to Harry’s injury.
Per Hammond, Bears head coach Matt Eberflus didn’t have any new information on Harry’s lower-body injury.
An update is likely forthcoming on Monday when the Bears are expected to return to the practice field in preparation for their preseason opener against the Kansas City Chiefs on August 13. At the very least, Harry’s availability for that game would appear to be in some serious danger.
N’Keal Harry Has an Excellent Chance to Shine in Chicago
Harry has an outstanding opportunity to recharge his career in Chicago. The Bears don’t have many established receivers behind last year’s leader in receiving yards and receptions, Darnell Mooney. Harry was expected to compete with Byron Pringle, rookie Velus Jones and Equanimeous St. Brown for the other spots.
If Harry is shelved for a long time, he might lose an opportunity to make a serious impact in his first, perhaps only year with the Bears. Many Patriots fans might still be rooting for Harry to find some success in his NFL career.
After the Patriots selected him with the 32nd pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Harry was derailed by injuries, the lack of a grasp of the Patriots’ playbook, and inconsistent play at quarterback.
In Chicago, Harry has the opportunity to build chemistry with the Bears’ young franchise quarterback Justin Fields and carve himself a niche on a team with entirely new management and coaching personnel after the McCaskey family cleaned house following a disappointing 2021 season.
Hopefully, Harry can get healthy, and an injury isn’t what decides his fate in Chicago.
Patriots Notes and Quotes
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The Boston Globe’s Jim McBride tweeted the comments as he attended the ceremony:
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