Is Andy Reid giving Chip Kelly some advice? According to Bob Grotz of the Delaware County Times, Eagles tight end Clay Harbor may be in line for a position change. With Brent Celek, James Casey, and Zach Ertz prepared to get major time in the team's offense, Harbor could be the odd man out at his current position. That is why Harbor is apparently giving outside linebacker a shot.
Harbor, who is entering his fourth year in the NFL, has amassed 47 catches for 421 yards and four touchdowns during his career. A 4th round pick out of a small school, Missouri State, Harbor has mostly been Celek's primary backup over the last three seasons. He has shown flashes during his time with the team, but seems to have earned an "okay just isn't enough" reputation from Eagles fans and the local media.
Harbor is not the first Eagles player to switch sides over the past few years. The team had Dan Klecko for a season in 2008, and he played both defensive tackle and fullback. So while the move is unusual, it is not unheard of. The odd part about the switch is that there is already a logjam at outside linebacker and the Eagles had been rumored to want to possibly hold onto four tight ends.
The team and Harbor will likely take a "wait and see" approach to the position change, but it may not be a good sign for his future with the Eagles.
[Note by JasonB, 05/16/13 8:19 PM EDT ] Harbor responds on twitter
@phillyboyintn haha just learning some LB for emergency situations and versatility purposes— Clay Harbor (@clayharbs82) May 16, 2013