The Bears sent a 2024 seventh-rounder to the New England Patriots in exchange for the former 32nd overall pick, who has played only wideout going back to his college days at Arizona State.
On the July 16 episode of 670 The Score’s Parkins & Spiegel Show, Bears sideline reporter Mark Grote, who was filling in for co-hosts Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel, spoke to longtime Bears analyst and insider Hub Arkush of Shaw Media about Chicago’s acquisition of Harry.
Arkush noted that based on what he has seen and heard so far about team practices, undrafted free agent Chase Allen is looking to be the team’s No. 2 tight end behind Cole Kmet. Arkush then noted he wouldn’t be surprised to see Harry get some snaps at TE, as well.
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Arkush: Bears Don’t Have Reliable ‘U’ TE on Roster
Despite Harry’s lack of experience at TE, Arkush thinks it’s reasonable Chicago’s new offensive coordinator Luke Getsy experiments a little.
“A lot of these guys that they’re bringing in on offense, rather than pigeonholing them into a position, they’re talking about the different things that Luke Getsy wants to do with his offense and guys who can become versatile weapons in that offense. I can see different ways that they can use Harry,” Arkush said.
“They don’t really have a move tight end, a ‘U’ tight end on the roster,” Arkush added. “And even though Harry I’m sure will get a chance to play wide receiver, I could see them using him as that second tight end in some two-tight end sets, even putting him in the slot, putting him outside, bringing him inside, so they can do a lot of different things with him.”
Arkush isn’t the first insider to float the idea of Harry moving to tight end. Patriots insider Mike Reiss of ESPN.com first mentioned the idea in early June, when Harry was vying for a spot on New England’s roster.
“Harry’s best chance might be to ask about a possible switch to tight end to compete with [Devin] Asiasi and [Dalton] Keene as TE3 behind Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith,” Reiss wrote.
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