Packers Activate Bigby, No Word On Harris
The Green Bay Packers have activated safety Atari Bigby from the Physically Unable to Perform list to the 53-man roster. General manager Ted Thompson announced the move Saturday afternoon.
The fifth year safety out of Central Florida underwent surgery on his ankle in August and was placed on the PUP list prior to the start of training camp. Bigby is expected to be active for Sunday’s matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, and will likely see the field as part of the special teams unit.
Two other Packers players remain on the PUP list: cornerback Al Harris and running back James Starks. The Packers have until Monday to determine the fate of the players on the PUP list. The team must decide to activate the players, cut them, or place them on season-ending injured-reserve.
The Packers have a bye following this week’s game in Dallas, so the team may still choose to activate Harris and give him an extra week to heal from a devastating knee injury suffered against the San Francisco 49ers on November 22, 2009. Running back James Starks is a long shot to be activated, and is most likely headed for injured-reserve.