N'Keal Harry gained confidence in loss to Chiefs

Ryan Hannable
December 14, 2019 - 9:45 am

FOXBOROUGH -- Even though N'Keal Harry played just two snaps last week in the 23-16 loss to the Chiefs, he come away from the game with some much-needed confidence.

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In the fourth quarter when the Patriots were in the red zone, Harry came in motion and caught a short pass from Tom Brady on basically an end-around and raced for the end zone. The rookie made a few moves and appeared to make a great play for a touchdown, but officials ruled he stepped out at the three-yard line. 

Even though it was clearly a touchdown, the Patriots were out of challenges so it couldn't be reviewed.

Speaking to reporters Friday, Harry acknowledged he was encouraged by the play.

“Yeah, definitely,” he said. “Because it kind of felt like some of the stuff that I did in college — just getting the ball in my hand and being able to run with it. So that definitely helped, just seeing that I’m still able to do the same things.”

It's unclear what his role will be for the rest of the season, but the first-round pick is ready for whatever it is.

“I just want to do anything I can to help the team win and do my part and contribute,” Harry said. “… The way I look at it, when I get on that field, no matter if it’s 50 snaps or one snap, whenever my name is called, I have to be able to contribute.”

Harry and the Patriots will take on the Bengals Sunday afternoon.

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