Vikings Add Ex-1st Round Pick Wide Receiver To Bolster Depth Behind Justin Jefferson

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The Minnesota Vikings have signed wide receiver N’Keal Harry, formerly of the New England Patriots and the Chicago Bears.

The signing comes as Harry seeks a fresh start after a lackluster performance since being drafted in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Originally chosen as a first-round pick by the Patriots, N’Keal Harry was the sole first-round wide receiver selection made by the Patriots during the Tom Brady era under the Bill Belichick.

Harry’s time with the Patriots did not pan out as expected and he was later traded to the Chicago Bears just prior to the 2022 NFL season.

Although N’Keal Harry did not manage to establish himself as a standout receiver during his tenure with his previous teams, he is known for his adept blocking abilities, which could add a different dimension to the Vikings’ offense.

Despite his challenges in the receiving aspect of his game, Harry is expected to vie for a depth position on the Minnesota roster.

This is particularly a need as the Vikings are facing a scarcity of reliable options behind their star wideout, Justin Jefferson, promising rookie Jordan Addison, and the dependable slot receiver K.J. Osborn.

The Vikings’ decision to sign N’Keal Harry reflects their effort to add depth at the position.

Only time will tell if this fresh opportunity will allow Harry to tap into his untapped potential and make a more substantial impact on the field.