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Patriots’ Bill Belichick sounds off on N’Keal Harry’s latest statement on trade request

Patriots, Bill Belichick, N'Keal Harry

Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are in the middle of their preparation for the 2021 NFL season, but there are also issues they have to straighten out on the side. Among them is the case of wide receiver N’Keal Harry, who made a request to be shipped out of Foxboro back in June.

Harry seems to be singing a different tune now, telling reporters recently that he’s “ok with being a Patriot,” per the Boston Herald. New England also seems to be having positive discussions with the wideout, with Bill Belichick sounding optimistic (relative to Belichick standards) about Harry when he spoke to reporters Monday morning, per Myles Simmons of Pro Football Talk:

“N’Keal and I have talked about it,” Belichick said in his press conference. “We had a good conversation, have a good relationship. So I’m not going to get into all that.”

Harry has two more years in his current contract with the Patriots and he could look forward to an expanded role in the team’s passing attack, especially with two of the top five most targeted players in 2020 gone. Last season, Harry only had 309 receiving yards, 33 receptions, including just a couple of touchdown grabs in 15 games, and on just 57.76 percent offensive snap appearance.

The Patriots will kick off their 2021 season with a game at home against the Miami Dolphins on September 12.