rookie receiver N’Keal Harry had his debut with the New England Patriots. It was
a much-anticipated debut, and Harry took part in the Patriots’ 17-10 win over
the Philadelphia Eagles.
Harry was selected 32nd overall by the Patriots in the 2019 NFL Draft. He was a first-round pick for the team. However, the receiver only played in the preseason opener against the Detroit Lions. He was placed on injured reserve before the start of the regular season, and missed the team’s first nine games. The rookie was healthy enough to play in the game against the Baltimore ravens, but the team made him inactive before the first loss of the season.
The wideout had three catches on four targets for 18 yards at Lincoln Financial Field. Harry was used more often after Phillip Dorsett left the game due to a head injury. He suffered an injury after the 15-yard touchdown pass from Julian Edelman.
The 21-year-old said postgame it was good to be on the gridiron and that he was really excited to keep moving forward. Harry took time to react to his debut on Twitter with a few simple tweets.
If you ask
me, Harry was pretty excited to help the team in the second half of the match,
especially with the playoffs coming his way.
offense struggled, head coach Bill Belichick praised his team and the team work
that resulted in a victory. The players went out on the field and competed for
60 minutes. New England didn’t have the best start, but they battled and made
plays in every phase of the game. They played for 60 minutes and played great
situational football. New England made plays they needed to make to win. The offense
struggled as usual, but the defense was excellent. The defense was great in the
second half, and they covered really well, rushed well and also tackled well. They
did a good job, and pretty much everyone had fun in the process.