Al Harris: Why the Green Bay Packers are Making a Mistake by Releasing Him

November 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Today marked the end of Al Harris' career as a Green Bay Packer. Harris, who had been on the PUP list this season due to a serious knee injury sustained in last season's win over the 49ers, was released this morning instead of being placed on the active roster.
According to head coach Mike McCarthy, the decision to release the two-time Pro-Bowler has more to do with the talent currently on the Packers roster and less to do with Harris' ability to play at an NFL level after his injury. 
Charles Woodson continues his solid play, Harris' replacement Tramon Williams has been playing at a Pro-Bowl level this season, while nickel corner, undrafted rookie free agent, Sam Shields has been a pleasant surprise, especially considering the fact that he only played a single year at cornerback in college.
The depth behind Woodson, Williams and Shields is questionable, however. Big things were expected out of second-year man Brandon Underwood and 2008 second-ro...

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