Jamal Tooson, N’Keal Harry’s agent, said “the best thing for both parties” would be if the wide receiver is traded by New England before the start of training camp.
Wide receiver N’Keal Harry’s agent told the NFL Network in a statement that he has formally asked the New England Patriots that his client be traded.
“For the past few months, I’ve been working compared to the Patriots behind closed doors to put together a plan that allows N’Keal to shine in New England. Over two seasons, they’ve thrown 86 passes to him, which they obviously haven’t. met the expectations that the Patriots and N’Keal had when they recruited a dominant downfield threat that was virtually unstoppable at the point of attack at the collegiate level. After numerous conversations with the Patriots, I think it’s time for a fresh start and best for both parties if N’Keal is traded before the start of training camp. Therefore, I have informed the Patriots today that I am formally requesting a trade on behalf of my client, “Agent Jamal Tooson said in the statement.RELATED
N’Keal Harry has been a disappointment in New England, after being selected in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. AP Photo
“N’Keal understands that a key element of production is opportunity. He will continue to work hard to develop and hone his craft after missing a significant portion of his rookie year through injury. His draft day expectations for his NFL career they have not changed. We are confident that success is just around the corner for him, and we will aggressively pursue it. “
The Patriots selected Harry with the 32nd overall pick in the 2019 draft. Injuries limited him to seven games in his rookie season, in which he caught 12 passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns. Last season, he had 23 receptions for 309 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games.
The Patriots added wide receivers Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne in free agency, pushing Harry back to the bottom of the roster. It looks like he will have to compete for the role of fourth or fifth receiver behind that pair of players, and Jakobi Meyers, who led the Patriots in receptions (59) and receiving yards (729) last season.