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08:40 AM ET 11.08 | The Packers are reportedly set to part ways with veteran Al Harris. Harris, who has yet to play this season while rehabbing a knee injury, told ESPN that the Packers planned to cut him on Monday. "Yes, that is what they are going to do," Harris told ESPN via text message. "I lost my job to injury, but I have only good things to say about Green Bay and everyone I worked with." Harris, 36, was a Pro Bowler in 2007 and 2008. He is a 13-year veteran who has played in Green Bay since 2003.

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November 8, 2010  09:06 AM ET

Time marches on...

November 8, 2010  09:13 AM ET

too bad ... very good player when he was healthy

November 8, 2010  09:54 AM ET

Someone should give him a shot. If nothing else, he could teach some skills to the young guys. He may have a year or two left, if there's an NFL next year.

Hey, Roger, how's your work on the CBA going? It IS your job, you know. Roger? Mr. Goodell?

Oh, well, I guess nobody's home. Or he's in the bathroom investigating the Jenn Sterger incident.

November 8, 2010  10:20 AM ET

CAPTION- Al Harris entertains fans by doing "The Robot".

November 8, 2010  10:30 AM ET

Classy way to go! Take notes Brett!

November 8, 2010  10:44 AM ET

Come to Nashville Al. We ned someone who can defend the pass!

November 8, 2010  10:52 AM ET

He would be a good fit in Nashville and New Orleans also.

November 8, 2010  10:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Classy way to go! Take notes Brett!

Amen to that! I wish Al well.

November 8, 2010  11:12 AM ET

If he gets cut, I wouldn't mind seeing him come to the Patriots. I don't know if he will be able to play that much, if at all. Though he would still be a good veteran to bring in and mentor the Patriots young secondary.

November 8, 2010  11:21 AM ET

Damn!!! Well I sure someone will pick him up. he is a good teamplayer.

November 8, 2010  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

If he gets cut, I wouldn't mind seeing him come to the Patriots. I don't know if he will be able to play that much, if at all. Though he would still be a good veteran to bring in and mentor the Patriots young secondary.

The Patriots should think about that.

And give him a hoodie to see how he likes coaching.

November 8, 2010  11:50 AM ET

I was hoping Harris could come back and play Nickel & Dime corner for the Pack.

November 8, 2010  12:33 PM ET

Was also hoping Harris would return, but with the impressive play of Williams, the improved play of Shields, and slightly improved play of Bush--it seems the secondary is okay. Bigby is also back, and Collins and Woodson are premier secondary pieces. I could see cutting Bush to make room for Harris, but he is over 30, coming off knee surgery and likely won't be himself for the rest of the season. He could help a team with realistic playoff expectations and certainly as mentioned above as a tutor type role. Harris just does not fit with the Pack's scheme anymore. Bump and run isn't really valued as much--even though Harris was one of the best at it. Sad to see him go, but unfortunately the NFL is a business. I hope he can have a few more meaningful years and play well for whoever snaps him up (as long as he gets burned when he plays his old team).

November 8, 2010  12:48 PM ET

I always said he was done. Cred the Pack for hangin' with him as long as they did. But in the end, Al is spent. If he can't beat out Bush for a roster spot, then things with Al cannot be all too good. Given that, it would be nice to see Al retire. Good luck Al! It was nice havin' ya on the D. And thanks for being classy about your situation. Some GB fans could take a lesson on this. Tired of the Ted Thompson haters pissin and moanin about this and that. Wish they would go root for a different team and shut their pie-holes.

November 8, 2010  02:44 PM ET

Looks like another ex Packer is headed to the Vikings

November 8, 2010  03:04 PM ET

Great player and a classy guy. Bummer to see him go.

November 8, 2010  03:19 PM ET

You mean the Al "We want the ball first because we're gonna win" Harris. I'm sure Matt Hasselbeck is glad to hear of him retiring.

November 8, 2010  03:29 PM ET

He's 35 going on 36 and plays a position emphasizing youth more than any other (besides RB). He's coming off a "catastrophic" knee injury (this has been mentioned more than a few times by coaches and training staff). He lost a roster spot to the seemingly immortal Jarrett Bush (ouch!). Guys, the writing's on the wall. Thanks for your time in GB, though. You were tough as nails.

November 8, 2010  04:13 PM ET

Harris has two things, opps three things going against him: his age, the seriouness of his injury and the fact his replacement isn't having six interference calls going against him every game!
The fact that he has a lot of money due also is a problem, oops that's four things. And he doesn't get it????????????????
He would fit in with the Lions. They've got nothing and everyone on the team knows how to commit penalties that defy logic.

 
November 8, 2010  05:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I was hoping Harris could come back and play Nickel & Dime corner for the Pack.

that's what I was thinking to

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