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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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Report: Pats' punishments for videotaping could include fines, draft picks

Report: Pats' punishments for videotaping could include fines, draft picks

While the investigation into the New England Patriots' illicit videotaping of the Cincinnati Bengals' sideline last weekend is ongoing, The Washington Post's Mark Maske is reporting that the punishment could be aligned in severity with similiar game-day violations committed by other NFL teams in recent years.

That means fines in the range of six figures and/or a reduced round value on a draft pick — or worse still, the loss of one altogether:

"The NFL is likely to penalize the New England Patriots for their admitted violation of league video policy last weekend and is contemplating disciplinary measures in line with those imposed on teams in recent seasons for infractions of game-day rules, according to people familiar with the deliberations.

That could mean a fine in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and potentially the loss or reduction in value of a draft choice, typically a lower-level pick."

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Looking for something similar to what the Patriots were levied for Spygate? Maske points out that punishment was clearly an exception, not a guardrail:

The Patriots have admitted wrongdoing in last Sunday's incident in Cleveland, in which a credentialed Patriots video crew member was caught filming the Bengals' sideline during their game against the Browns. New England has said the camera crew was there to feature a scout as part of their "Do Your Job" video series.

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Report: Julian Edelman, Ted Karras make trip with Patriots, Cowart out for Bengals game

Report: Julian Edelman, Ted Karras make trip with Patriots, Cowart out for Bengals game

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman and center Ted Karras, who were each listed as questionable with injuries, made the trip to Cincinnati with the team Saturday but backup defensive tackle Byron Cowart was downgraded to out with a concussion, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Edelman, the team's leading receiver, has been battling shoulder and ankle injuries. Karras, the starting center, missed the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday with a knee injury. Both were limited in practice this week. 

The Patriots (10-3), coming off back-to-back losses to the Houston Texans and Chiefs, play the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m.