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Patriots QB Tom Brady talks about N’Keal Harry’s return

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The New England Patriots are eligible to activate their first-round pick, wide receiver N’Keal Harry, for Week 9’s tilt with the Baltimore Ravens. Though a surreal talent coming out of Arizona State — comparable to Anquan Boldin — Tom Brady lets it be known that expectations should be tempered.

Harry has yet to log an NFL regular-season snap. He had just three in the preseason and missed much of training camp with an ankle injury. That lack of experience means he will be eased into the lineup, rather than immediately pushed in.

He’s missed a lot of football,” Tom Brady said on Friday, via Henry McKenna of the Patriots Wire. “Just got to try to work at it every day. It’s gonna be up to him to put the effort in. Everyone’s there to help him, but you’ve got to go out there and do it, and earn it and earn the trust of your teammates.”

Brady was asked if he projects Harry to contribute after missing so much valuable time. As he says, projecting isn’t is his job. That’s up to those typing articles about his comments (me).

“It’s tough to project that,” Brady said. “You guys can project that. I’m not supposed to be projecting. … If he’s active and he gets the opportunity, you’ve got to make the plays.”

Much has been said about Brady’s options at receiving, but it’s not as if he has lacked turnover. He has seen Antonio Brown come in and leave after a week, Josh Gordon be released, Demaryius Thomas released and traded, and Harry goes on the injured reserve and come off of it. Nonetheless, he is undefeated, which is all that matters in Foxboro.