Former Green Bay Packers cornerback Al Harris has signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the move brings Harris, who lives in Pompano Beach, closer to home.
“Al is excited to be playing in his hometown,” his agent, Jack Bechta said. “He has intimated to me that he wants to play as long as he can. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a new road. He’s eager to play right away and also eager to play for a few more years.”
The Packers released Harris on Monday, after he spent the first six weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list and the last three weeks practicing with the team. He tore his anterior cruciate ligament, lateral collateral ligament, ilotibial band, fibular collateral ligament and his lateral hamstring last December.
He cleared waivers Tuesday afternoon, primarily because teams didn’t want to pick up the remainder of his contract, which was $2.5 million.
As we suggested, Harris drew interest from both the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions, who have tenuous situations at cornerback. He also drew interest from the Houston Texans, according to Bechta.