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N'Keal Harry, Isaiah Wynn could give Patriots welcome boost

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriots and NFL:

1. Harry eligible to begin practicing this week: Coach Bill Belichick loves to trade, so if the right opportunity presents itself before this year's Oct. 29 deadline, the Patriots will naturally pounce. But those factors, in many ways, are outside of the team's control. Belichick can't make a team trade a player. He also has to weigh salary-cap space, as the team's failed signing of Antonio Brown has eaten up valuable space.

All of which leads to two key players on injured reserve -- 2019 first-round pick N'Keal Harry and 2018 first-rounder Isaiah Wynn -- and why they might turn out to be the most important "acquisitions" of all.