Tight end Clay Harbor, who has seen regular season action for the Eagles, Jaguars, Lions, and Patriots in his career, is trying to make it back to the NFL, as Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk (citing Mike Kaye of NJ.com) writes.
Harbor said, “I’m going to put everything into football for the next three months. If I don’t get signed by the time training camp is over or around that time, then I’m going to move on and figure out what the next step of my life is going to be.”
Harbor signed with the Saints in May 2017 but was placed on IR in August of that year. He has not played in a regular season game since 2016, which he began with the Patriots. New England cut him a few weeks into the 2016 campaign, and he caught on with the Lions immediately thereafter. He played very sparingly with both clubs, and though he appeared in 12 games with Detroit, he managed only three targets.
New Orleans acquired him with the thought that he could contribute on special teams and as a blocking tight end, but that did not really pan out. His best output as a receiver came over the 2012-14 seasons with the Jaguars, when he averaged 25 catches for 255 yards. He tallied five touchdowns during that time.
Given his modest offensive production over his career, and given that he has not seen regular action since 2015, it is hard to imagine that his comeback attempt will be successful.
Harbor was a contestant on the 14th season of The Bachelorette last year. He left the show after injuring his wrist while playing tackle football with the other contestants, an injury that required surgery.
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