A day after muffing a punt in the fourth quarter in the Patriots’ overtime loss to the Broncos, wide receiver Chris Harper is no longer on the Patriots’ 53-man roster.
According to CSNNE’s Tom E. Curran, the undrafted rookie has been released. He could return to the practice squad if he clears waivers. Sunday night was just Harper’s third active game of the year, as he’s spent the majority of the season on the practice squad.
“No, it was definitely catchable,” Bill Belichick said on Dale & Holley Monday of the punt. “Look, Chris has done a good job for us. He’s handled the ball in a lot of conditions here at practice that have been as bad, if not worse last week in the Buffalo game. He had a couple of tough catches where he had to run to get the ball on the sideline. It’s one of those plays where I’m sure he’d like to have back. There were plays I am sure every other player would like to have back somewhere along in the game. There are calls every coach would like to have another shot at, but that’s it.”
The Patriots will either go out and add another receiver from outside the organization, or this could be a sign that Danny Amendola will be ready for Sunday against the Eagles.
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