Cam Newton agreed to a deal with the New England Patriots just under two weeks ago, and the team made the signing official on Wednesday. The 2015 NFL MVP wasted no time getting to work with one of his new targets, as he teamed up with Mohamed Sanu last week at UCLA. Now, he’s found time to work with another one.
Newton and rising second-year receiver N’Keal Harry put some work in, per EBA Sports. Harry is seen running several routes in the video.
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Harry, who starred at Arizona State, was expected to be a vertical threat in offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels‘ system. However, Harry suffered an ankle injury in training camp that resulted in a stint on injured reserve.
The 6-foot-4 wideout eventually returned in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He had three catches for 18 yards in his NFL debut. Harry would conclude his rookie season with 12 catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
Last season, the Patriots’ receivers struggled to create separation. It hampered the offense as the Patriots could not move the ball down the field efficiently. Only two players, Julian Edelman and running back James White, eclipsed 50 catches and 400 receiving yards. If Harry is able to make a leap in his second season, it would certainly help the team a lot.
Newton, the No. 1-overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and a franchise legend in nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers, joins the Patriots on what is reportedly a one-year contract laden in incentives. Newton is only guaranteed $550,000 of a $1.05 million base salary, but can earn up to $7.5 million in per-game roster bonuses and incentives.