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Vikings sign receiver N'Keal Harry; place James Lynch on IR

By Craig Peters

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings added a receiver to the mix on Sunday.

Minnesota signed N'Keal Harry after he tried out at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center.

The Vikings also placed defensive lineman James Lynch on Injured Reserve after he suffered a knee injury during practice last Thursday night.

The addition of Harry brings another former first-round pick to the Vikings receiving corps that also features three other players who were drafted in a first round. Justin Jefferson (2020) and Jordan Addison (2023) were selected by the Vikings. Jalen Reagor (drafted by Philadelphia in 2020 a spot ahead of Jefferson and acquired via trade last year) is the other former first-round pick.

Harry was selected 32nd overall by the Patriots in 2019 out of Arizona State. Harry racked up 213 receptions for 2,889 yards and 22 touchdowns with the Sun Devils from 2016-18.

In three seasons with New England, he appeared in 33 games with 18 starts and totaled 57 receptions for 598 yards and four touchdowns on 103 targets.

Harry played in seven games for Chicago in 2022, including the regular-season finale against Minnesota. He totaled seven receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown on nine targets with the Bears, who acquired him from the Patriots by trading a 2024 seventh-round pick. His Bears debut was delayed by surgery on an ankle injury last August.