February 26, 2024

Patriots

That is Harris’s second straight elevation from the observe squad.

Kevin Harris may get his first snaps of 2023 in wake of Rhamondre Stevenson’s harm. AP Photograph/John Amis

The Patriots made one observe squad transaction heading into Sunday’s contest in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs.

New England introduced the elevation of operating again Kevin Harris to the gameday roster on Saturday.

That is Harris’s second straight promotion from the observe squad as he was elevated to the roster in opposition to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 7. The 23-year-old didn’t see the sector, although.

Harris’s current elevations are available in wake of Rhamondre Stevenson’s ankle harm that has sidelined him since Dec. 3. Stevenson has already been dominated out versus the Chiefs.

With Stevenson on the mend, Harris additionally supplies depth at operating again behind Ezekiel Elliott. The workforce launched Ty Montgomery this previous week, who crammed Elliott’s footwear when he was on the sideline in opposition to the Steelers.

The Patriots even have operating again Jamycal Hasty on their lively roster, although he has but to see a snap with the workforce since he was claimed off waivers on Nov. 14. Maybe Hasty and Harris will get their first seems of 2023 when Elliott wants a fast relaxation on Sunday.

Head coach Invoice Belichick just lately spoke about Hasty’s lack of enjoying time.

“He’s gotten higher, particularly the final couple of weeks,” Belichick informed reporters on Friday. “He’s gotten extra reps. I do know final week was a walk-through week, however even these walk-through reps assist. So, I might say he’s gaining on it.”

Harris obtained reward from Belichick throughout coaching camp this summer time regardless of not but being signed to the 53-man roster by means of 15 weeks of motion.

“These are two different guys (Harris and Pierre Robust Jr.) who’ve taken a giant bounce in 12 months 2, good offseasons and manner forward of the place they have been final 12 months,” Belichick mentioned in July. “Each confirmed flashes of fine issues final 12 months, and I believe the expertise and confidence with them is far larger than it was final 12 months.”

Robust was traded to the Cleveland Browns for offensive deal with Tyrone Wheatley Jr. on Aug. 27. He has performed in each recreation for the Browns this season.