N’Keal Harry is nearing a return to the field for the New England Patriots.
The third-year receiver’s impressive training camp came to a screeching halt when he injured his shoulder during a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Harry eventually was placed on short-term injured reserve, meaning he’ll miss at least the first four games of the 2021 season.
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So, what role will Harry have in the Patriots offense upon his return? That remains to be seen.
Harry hasn’t performed at a level deserving of a major role in his young career, ultimately leading to his trade request during the summer. His breakout camp raised optimism for a big regular season, but Harry now is dealing with yet another roadblock. So, the jury is out.
NESN.com’s Zack Cox discussed Harry’s situation in his Friday mailbag column.