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Report: Patriots WR N'Keal Harry likely to be active for first time in NFL career

Report: Patriots WR N'Keal Harry likely to be active for first time in NFL career

The New England Patriots have been a bit short on receiving weapons this season. But in Week 11, they're finally going to have the services of their first-round pick.

According to NFL Network's Mike Giardi, N'Keal Harry will be active for the Patriots' Sunday game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Harry was the 32nd pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and was the first receiver to be taken in the first round by Bill Belichick. Harry posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in his final two years at Arizona State and scored 18 combined touchdowns over that span.

Harry impressed during Patriots camp and caught two passes for 36 yards in the preseason before missing time with the ankle injury that sidelined him until the midpoint of the season.

It's unclear exactly what Harry's role will be for the team out of the gate. That said, the team will likely find a way to mix the big, physical receiver into the receiver rotation along with Julian Edelman, Mohamed Sanu, and Phillip Dorsett.

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That 617 Life Podcast: Who made who? Bill Belichick or Tom Brady

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That 617 Life Podcast: Who made who? Bill Belichick or Tom Brady

The people's court is now in session. The topic of debate: Who made who, Bill Belichick or Tom Brady?

The two New England Patriots greats will always be inextricably linked for the success they've had in creating the Patriots dynasty. Together, the duo has won six Super Bowl titles and has overseen the most dominant two-decade stretch in NFL history.

Still, the question of who is chiefly responsible for the team's success has long been a debate among the New England faithful. And this week, Shanda, Cerrone, and Leroy take a deeper dive into the case for both sides on the latest episode of "That 617 Life Podcast".

Cerrone kicks off the "trial" by defending Brady, arguing that his on-field play and his arrival to the team snapped the Patriots out of the funk that they were in for most of the early part of their franchise's existence.

[The Patriots] were the team that nobody wanted to use in TecmoBowl. Now, for everybody in America, you're cheating if you use Tom Brady in Madden.

Furthermore, from Cerrone:

There's teams in the NFL over the past 20 years that still haven't defeated Tom Brady. Still, over 20 seasons. There are organizations and fan bases that still have not seen a victory in front of Tom Brady.

As for the case for Belichick, Leroy laid out a simple case for Belichick and called him "possibly the greatest coach in sports history."

Hear more of the trial and thoughts on the latest Boston sports stories on the latest episode of the "That 617 Life Podcast", which drops every Friday as part of the NBC Sports Boston podcast network.

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Report: Patriots expected to re-sign Nick Folk on Saturday

Report: Patriots expected to re-sign Nick Folk on Saturday

It's no longer a mystery who will kick for the New England Patriots vs. the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

The Patriots are expected to officially re-sign Nick Folk on Saturday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Folk was released by the team and replaced with Kai Forbath prior to last week's game vs. the Houston Texans after undergoing an appendectomy.

In three games with the Patriots this season, Folk has made seven of nine field goals and all three extra-point attempts. 

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