N'Keal Harry took positives from IR stint, now working on building trust with Tom Brady

Ryan Hannable
November 14, 2019 - 5:22 pm

FOXBOROUGH -- For the first time since the summer, Patriots rookie wide receiver N'Keal Harry spoke to the media Thursday at his locker.

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Harry has been practicing for several weeks and is on the 53-man roster, but hasn't yet appeared in a game. The Arizona State product was on injured reserve since the start of the season with a hamstring injury, but was activated to the 53-man roster the day before the Patriots played the Ravens. He did not play in the game, though.

“I just looked at it as a blessing," Harry said of being on IR. "I just looked at the positive things in it. God has done so much throughout my life. He has put stepping stones in certain places so I just looked at it the same way.”

The No. 1 thing for a Patriots wide receiver is building chemistry with Tom Brady, so how is that going?

“It’s been great," said Harry. "Going out there, like I said, trying to get better every day, just trying to make sure I am improving and giving it my all every day.”

Brady had some positive things to say about Harry when speaking on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Wednesday.

Now becomes the question of will Harry play Sunday against the Eagles? 

Based on Mohamed Sanu's words, it feels like he will.

“You just have to let him — he’s been around a little bit — you just have to let him go out there and have fun," he said. "Don’t let him think too much of it. I know it’s his first NFL game and whatever he’s going to feel what he’s going to feel, but let him go out there have fun and play football.”

Sanu added: “He’s a special kid. He’s just going to be himself and let his abilities take over. … Have fun, and he’ll be good.”

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