Harbor will work to rejoin the NFL this offseason, Mike Kaye of NJ.com reports.
The former Eagles tight end and Bachelorette star has reportedly given himself a three-month deadline to make an NFL comeback. Harbor spent last season out of the league and all of 2017 on injured reserve, and has played for five different teams since entering the league in 2010. The 31-year-old may have to reprise his role as an asset on special teams in order to earn a spot with a team prior to the end of training camp.
The Saints placed Harbor (undisclosed) on injured reserve Monday, Nick Underhill of The Advocate reports.
Harbor and the Saints agreed to a contract during the offseason. The veteran was competing for a spot on the final roster. The specifics of his injury are unclear, but he now will spend the entire 2017 season on IR.
Harbor signed a contract with the Saints on Monday, NOLA.com's Josh Katzenstein reports.
Despite being 30 years old, Harbor participated in the Saints' rookie minicamp over the weekend and flashed enough to land a contract. However, he enters a crowded tight end corps and will need to earn himself a roster spot ahead of the regular-season opener.
Harbor secured both of his targets for 16 yards Sunday against the Redskins.
With Eric Ebron (knee) and Brandon Pettigrew (knee - ACL) still out of commission, only a trio of Harbor, Khari Lee and Cole Wick remained to make up the Lions' tight end corps Sunday. Out of those three, Harbor was the only one to see any attention at all in the passing game, and that's now been the case for two consecutive weeks. The Missouri State product hasn't been able to carve out a significant target share amongst all Lions pass catchers, though, as Golden Tate, Marvin Jones and Anquan Boldin have operated as QB Matthew Stafford's go-to options downfield. Such a trend is unlikely to change anytime soon, and with both Ebron and Pettigrew each nearing a return, Harbor's receiving totals only stand to decrease in the coming weeks.
Harbor secured his only target for three yards Sunday against the Rams.
Even with top tight end Eric Ebron (knee) inactive, Harbor remained almost completely uninvolved in the passing game. Golden Tate, Anquan Boldin and Marvin Jones dominated the available targets -- a common trend this season -- and, along with Andre Roberts, were each on the receiving end of one of QB Matthew Stafford's four touchdown passes. Its unclear if Ebron will return in Week 7, but Harbor doesn't project to be a significant fantasy contributor regardless.
Harbor agreed to a contract with the Lions, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
Released by New England on Sunday, the 29-year-old Harbor didn't take long to find a new home. The signing could put Orson Charles or Khari Lee in jeopardy of losing a roster spot.
The Patriots have released Harbor, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
With Harbor no longer in the mix, the Patriots' TE corps is now comprised of top options Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett, with AJ Derby and Greg Scruggs in reserve.
Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, Harbor was on the field for 22 of the Patriots' 80 snaps on offense in Sunday's win over the Dolphins.
In the process, Harbor was not targeted, which underscores the reality that he'll only merit fantasy consideration in the event that both Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett are sidelined.
Harbor is in uniform for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
With Rob Gronkowski still out and AJ Derby scratched Sunday, Harbor is on hand to back up Martellus Bennett at tight end for the Patriots on Sunday.
Harbor is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
With starter Rob Gronkowski out with an injury and Harbor inactive, Martellus Bennett and A.J. Derby are in line to handle the Patriots' Week 1 tight end duties.
Harbor is not on the Patriots' Week 1 practice participation/injury report.
Top tight end Rob Gronkowski was limited at practice Wednesday, but we'd be surprised if he was unable to play this weekend. In any case, with Martellus Bennett also in the mix, both Harbor and A.J. Derby remain speculative fantasy plays.
Harbor was "shaken up" during Tuesday's practice, ESPN.com reports.
With Rob Gronkowski missing practice Tuesday and Bryce Williams still sidelined, Harbor's unspecified injury further taxes the Patriots' short-term depth at tight end. The team's current healthy options at the position are Martellus Bennett, A.J. Derby, Bear Pascoe and Steven Scheu.
Harbor -- who opened training camp on the Patriots' active/PUP list -- is back practicing with the team, the Boston Herald reports.
Harbor, who dropped a catchable ball at practice Sunday, slots in behind both Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett, an assignment that carries limited fantasy upside for Harbor as long as his high-profile position mates remain healthy.
Harbor (unspecified injury) is set to open training camp on the Patriots' active/PUP list, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
Harbor figures to secure a roster spot with the Patriots, assuming his current injury issue doesn't linger, but given that the tight end works behind both Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett, fantasy relevance remains a break or two away.
The Patriots have signed Harbor, ESPN.com reports.
Harbor gives the Patriots added depth at tight end behind Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett, plus he has a degree of fullback versatility to offer the team. In 15 games for the Jags in 2015, Harbor caught 14 passes for 149 yards and a TD, and given the talent ahead of him on the team's depth chart, he'll be off the fantasy radar in the absence of injuries to Gronkowski and/or Bennett.
Harbor (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.
With the return to health of top tight end Julius Thomas, however, Harbor's Week 7 absence is of more import to the Jaguars' depth at tight end than it is to fantasy owners.
Jaguars tight end Clay Harbor caught four passes on six targets for 31 yards in Sunday's loss to the Colts.
Harbor has served as the Jaguars' No. 2 tight end in the absence of Julius Thomas (hand), but with Thomas expected to return within the next week or two, Harbor could see his role diminish.
Through four games, he's been targeted only 12 games, hauling in seven passes for a total of 74 yards. His lone touchdown came in the second half of a blowout loss to New England in Week 3.
The Jaguars would seem to have too many tight ends after signing free agent Julius Thomas, but Clay Harbor feels like he will still be able to make an impact at the position with the team's offensive scheme, per the Florida Times-Union.
Harbor had 26 receptions for 289 yards last season, but went through a stretch where he was virtually absent from the team's offense. But the Jags plan on running a two tight-end offense, and Harbor hopes he will be part of the plans.
"This system is very exciting," Harbor said. "It uses the tight ends a lot and it gives our [meeting] room more opportunities to make plays."
The minor contributors outnumbered the major ones Sunday for the Jaguars - it's no wonder they lost badly to Dallas.
The best of the bunch was wideout Allen Robinson, who caught five passes for 60 yards. Tight end Clay Harbor chipped in with three catches for 28 yards while running back Jordan Todman added three receptions for 27 yards and two rushes for six yards. Also contributing were tight end Nic Jacobs (1-14) and wideouts Marqise Lee (1-13), Ace Sanders (1-10) and Allen Hurns (1-9).
Running back Toby Gerhart managed two yards on four carries for Jacksonville, which has embarked on its bye week.
The Jaguars received minor contributions from several role players in a Week 8 defeat to Miami.
Running back Jordan Todman worked behind Denard Robinson and Toby Gerhart in the running game, rushing for only 10 yards on two carries. He also caught all two of his targets for no gain. Rookie wideout Marqise Lee wasn't much of factor, as he came down with a 9-yard grab in the fourth quarter for his only catch of the afternoon. Tight end Clay Harbor caught two of four targets for 27 yards in a 27-13 defeat.
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