FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced today that they have released WR Chris Harper.
Harper, 21, was signed by New England as a rookie free agent out of California on May 8, 2015. The 5-11, 185-pound wide receiver made the 53-man roster and was active for the season opener vs. Pittsburgh on Sept. 10 before being released on Sept. 15. He was then signed to the practice squad on Sept. 19 before being signed to the 53-man roster on Nov. 17. Harper was active in the Patriots' last two games vs. Buffalo on Nov. 23 and at Denver on Nov. 29. Over three games, he returned three punts for 17 yards and did not record a catch.