Patriots release wide receiver Maurice Harris
The New England Patriots are beginning to make cuts at wide receiver to make room for the players returning to the team. According to Field Yates, New England is releasing wide receiver, Maurice Harris.
Harris signed with the Patriots earlier in the year, expecting to carve himself a role in the offense. Due to Josh Gordon being reinstated and Demaryius Thomas being activated from the PUP list, things became bleak for the fourth-year wideout.
Before joining the Patriots, Harris spent his first three seasons in the NFL with the Washington Redskins. Harris’ best season came in 2018 when he caught 28 passes for 304 yards. Now, he will be searching for a new home ahead of the 2019 season.
There are plenty of teams who could use a strong-handed wide receiver who is only 26-years old. It’d come as a surprise if Harris doesn’t land on a roster in the next week.
For the Patriots, Gordon has seemingly been taken off of the non-football injury list after being seen in pads on Sunday. Along with Gordon, Thomas and Julian Edelman have been easing their ways back from injuries. Edelman had a thumb injury, and Thomas has been recovering from his torn Achilles that he suffered in 2018.
After New England’s receiver group seemed thin, they are now favorably deep at the position. With the departure of Rob Gronkowski, the team can use all of the aerial threats that they can find.
As Tom Brady enters his 20th season, he may have one of the deepest arsenals of weapons that he’s ever had on the field this year.