Patriots To Sign WR Maurice Harris

On Thursday morning, the Patriots met with Redskins free agent Maurice Harris and fellow free agent wide receiver Bruce Ellington. After agreeing to sign Ellington, they said, “Why choose?” 

The Patriots have agreed to sign Harris, a source tells Mike Garafolo of (on Twitter). Terms of the deal are not yet known.

Harris had 28 catches for 304 yards last season, but the Redskins opted against tendering him as a restricted free agent. The Patriots, in need of wide receiver help, have moved to add two solid options in one day. Of course, they aimed higher earlier in the week, but pursuits of Golden Tate, Cole Beasley, and Adam Humphries came up short.

Currently, the Patriots’ wide receiver depth chart is topped by Julian Edelman, Ellington, and Harris. With the draft and the second wave of free agency still ahead, you can expect that to change.

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7 comments on “Patriots To Sign WR Maurice Harris

  1. crosseyedlemon

    Must be a real morale booster for the Redskins to know the champs are willing to poach from them.

  2. BoSoxWin

    Maurice Harris will be sneaky good for New England this year (if he makes the team of course). Belichick & McDaniels love to bring a ton of WRs to camp, give them a modest signing bonus and then cut them before pre-season games start!

    • crosseyedlemon

      Patriots already have the more age on their roster than any other team so why add a 33 yr old receiver?

      • Mack83

        Bc age isn’t the deciding factor for a slot type WR. They’ll get a young WR or two in the draft, but Nelson in NE would be a good signing.

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