The New England Patriots got a good look at recently signed tight end Clay Harbor in September, when they faced off against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium.
Harbor caught three passes for 43 yards in New England, and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick talked about him in the days leading up to the game.
I’d say that Harbor is kind of similar to (the Oakland Raiders’ Marcel) Reece,” Belichick said in September. “He’s a fullback, tight end kind of guy, sort of lines up in a lot of different places. They use him in motion, change formations with him quite a bit. .. Harbor is a good receiver.”
Harbor caught just 14 passes for 149 yards with one touchdown last season. His best seasons came in 2013 and 2014, when he had 50 receptions for 581 yards and three touchdowns in 29 games.
Harbor is the second tight end the Patriots have added this offseason, joining Martellus Bennett. The Patriots had Rob Gronkowski, Michael Williams and A.J. Derby heading into the offseason. They also have fullbacks James Develin and Joey Iosefa.
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Thumbnail photo via Oct 18, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Clay Harbor (86) runs during the second half of a football game against the Houston Texans at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports