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NFL Rumors: Patriots might convert Mark Harrison from wide receiver to tight end

The New England Patriots have a way with manufacturing tight ends and they may have a new prospect in their targets. No, it’s not a draft pick and no, it’s not a current free agent. The said player is actually already on the Patriots roster as it’s being reported the Patriots are considering moving Mark Harrison from tight end to wide receiver.

The Patriots currently have three tight ends on the roster — Rob Gronkowski, Michael Hoomanawanui and D.J. Williams — but after further inspection, it’s possible they have a fourth; he’s just listed as a wide receiver.

It’s Mark Harrison.

The former Rutgers Scarlet Knight is 6-foot-3 and 231 pounds, which is about as big as it gets for a receiver and almost puts him into a “move tight end” classification.

Harrison spent his rookie season on the PUP list but he brings with him some unique tools out of Rutgers that could certainly give him an edge at tight end.

It’s not completely out of the realm to see a player have success going from wide receiver to a pass catching tight end and given the Patriots use of the position, Harrison could find it beneficial to his career moving forward.

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