7 Patriots players fighting for their jobs after minicamp

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Kevin Harris

The Patriots backfield will likely be the prioritized part of the offense this upcoming season, led by Rhamondre Stevenson and Antonio Gibson. There's room for another running back to step up into the third spot on the depth chart, with third-year player Kevin Harris seemingly being the top candidate.

However, he has yet to make much of an impression since being drafted in 2022 and will have more competition this summer in making the team.

The teammate he will probably see the most head-to-head competition with is JaMycal Hasty, who some feel is a "Brandon Bolden-type" player who can be utilized on offense on the ground and in the passing game while also having the special teams versatility to push him ahead of the others.

That puts Harris in a precarious spot because he has a lot to prove in a short amount of time. Unfortunately, it might be too tall of a task to make the initial 53-man roster, leaving him relegated to the practice squad again.

But things can change, and summer practices can yield surprising results.