Josh McDaniels: ‘It’s all positive’ with N’Keal Harry

Andy Hart
November 12, 2019 - 11:33 am

Patriots' first-round pick N’Keal Harry has generated a lot more discussion than on-field production to this point in his rookie season.

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The Arizona State receiver missed the first eight games of the year on injured reserve. He returned to the active roster for the Week 9 loss in Baltimore, but was among New England’s game inactives.

As such there has been plenty of analysis of the way Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, in particular, have discussed Harry’s work on the practice field and what his immediate future might hold within the work-in-progress Patriots passing attack.

During a Tuesday morning, post-bye conference call with the New England media, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels took an upbeat tone when specifically asked where Harry is at this point and where he’s headed in the process of trying to get on the field and make an impact.

“Continues to make progress. Works hard,” McDaniels said. “Each week is an opportunity that we’re trying to add more in terms of the things he can do, the things he’s comfortable doing, the things we’re comfortable with him doing within our offense. I think it’s all positive. Everybody’s working hard for the same goal, which is to have him contribute and help us win games moving forward. So, nothing other than that to add to it.”

The Patriots exit the bye week to travel to Philly on Sunday afternoon to take on the Eagles, another chance for Harry to make his NFL debut.

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