Green Bay Packers To Release Al Harris
Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee reported late last night that Green Bay Packers cornerback Al Harris will be released by the team today.
“Yes, that is what they are going to do,” Harris said in a text message late Sunday night. “I lost my job to injury, but I have only good things to say about Green Bay and everyone I worked with.”
The 35-year old Harris tore the tore the anterior cruciate ligament, the lateral collateral ligament, the IT band, the fibular collateral ligament and the lateral hamstring in his left knee and leg against the 49ers last Nov. 22, but amazingly worked his way back to the practice field this season.
Following the injury, there were whispers around the league that the 13-year veteran would never play football again, but the Packers saw enough promise during training camp to place Harris on the Physically Unable to Perform list — rather than release him — prior to the start of the season.
On Monday, the Packers could place Harris on injured-reserve, but instead will choose to release the veteran. Upon release, Harris will have to clear waivers in order to sign with the team of his choice.
It appears that Harris’ days in Green Bay — and possibly the NFL — are over, but in a league of injuries and other surprises, it’s entirely possible Harris may suit up once more. In honor of Harris’ many great years with the Green Bay Packers, I’ll leave you with a video of my personal favorite Al Harris moment.