CB Al Harris, Released By Packers, Signs With Dolphins

Al Harris was released by the Packers on Monday and signed with the Dolphins on Wednesday.

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Al Harris To Dolphins: Former Green Bay Packers CB Signs With Miami

The Miami Dolphins have a new cornerback: Al Harris.

The Green Bay Packers released Harris on Monday and he was placed on waivers the following day. No one claimed him and his agent, Jack Bechta, confirms to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network that he will be signing with the Dolphins.

Last November Harris suffered a season-ending knee injury that kept him sidelined to this point. The Packers had him on the PUP list to start the season but his agent says he's been practicing for several weeks and is in shape to play. That the Dolphins signed him is evidence of that.

Harris now leaves one of the NFC's best teams for a 4-4 Miami team that's lost four of its last six games. The Dolphins rank 13th in passing yards given up so Harris will be expected to help shore that up a little bit.

Harris' deal is for one-year and, at his age, that probably makes the most sense. If he's still got it -- and there are indications that he does -- the Dolphins could consider signing him next year.

Check out our Miami Dolphins blog, The Phinsider, for more on the Al Harris signing.


Al Harris Released By Green Bay Packers After Knee Injury

Al Harris is no longer with the Green Bay Packers. The team released Al Harris on Monday ending a long string of success he had with the Packers. Harris, a Pro Bowler as recently as 2007 and 2008, confirmed Sunday night to ESPN Milwaukee that he would be released on Monday.

"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."

Harris has been on the PUP list after suffering a significant knee injury. SB Nation's Acme Packing Company writes that Harris also has more depth at the corner position working against him.

CB Tramon Williams continues to improve since taking over as the starter (Ravens "armbar" game excepted), undrafted rookie CB Sam Shields has surprised many by taking over as the nickelback, the coaches still insist on playing CB Jarrett Bush, and CB Brandon Underwood is a decent option at the end of the bench.

We're not quite sure where he stands with that injury but his agent, Jack Bechta, tells Joe Fortenbaugh of NFP that Harris has been ready to play for several weeks and "we expect he’ll be claimed by another team when the opportunity presents itself." The question now becomes where Harris will go next. Teams will likely be interested under the condition that he's fully healthy.

Check out Acme Packing Company to see what Packers fans are saying about the move.

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