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Patriots’ N’Keal Harry Requests Trade



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New England Patriots wide receiver N’Keal Harry has formally requested a trade from the organization, according to his agent in a statement shared by NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo on Monday.

The Patriots selected Harry with the 32nd-overall pick in the 2019 draft, but he has never really been featured in the offense, hauling in 23 receptions for 309 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games last season. Harry was limited to 7 games in his rookie season.

“For the past several months, I have been working in cooperation with the Patriots behind the scenes to put a plan in place to allow N’Keal to thrive in New England. Through two seasons, he has 86 targets, which obviously hasn’t met the expectations the Patriots and N’Keal had when they drafted a dominant downfield threat who was virtually unstoppable at the point of attack in college. Following numerous conversations with the Patriots, I believe it’s time for a fresh start and best for both parties if N’Keal moves on before the start of training camp. That is why I have informed the Patriots today I am formally requesting a trade on behalf of my client,” agent Jamal Tooson wrote.

“N’Keal understands a key ingredient to production is opportunity. He will continue to work hard to develop and refine his craft after missing a large portion of his rookie year to injury. His draft-day expectations for his NFL career have not changed. We are confident success is just around the corner for him and will aggressively pursue it.”

The Patriots brought in Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne during the offseason.

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