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Harris is close to returning

Brad Biggs is reporting that Green Bay Packers cornerback Al Harris could begin practicing next week.

Harris has been on the PUP list since the beginning of training camp, while he continues to rehabilitate a torn ACL.

According to a league source, Harris could be cleared to return to practice as soon as Monday. He’d likely begin with light positional drills and be brought along slowly. Whether or not he could be ready for the season opener Sept. 12 remains in question, but if the Packers elevate him from the PUP list, it’s a good sign that they believe Harris will be in game action sooner rather than later.

That’s good news for a Packers defense that looked less than spectacular in their preseason-opening loss to the Cleveland Browns.

The Packers current cornerback lineup includes starters Tramon Williams and Charles Woodson, nickel back Brandon Underwood, and dime back Pat Lee. Jarrett Bush, Sam Shields and D.J. Clark are also in the mix.

It still looks doubtful Harris will get much game action before the regular season, but having him available to play a role in the Packers defense can only help.


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  1. average fan August 17, 2010

    lets hope he’s not returning too early and he stays healthy

  2. RayV#7 August 17, 2010

    Sounds good after experiencing that terrible injury vs the 49ers. Its good to hear hes progressing and that he might be ready for the season opener vs the Eagles. We need all the CBs we can get that dont play like Jarrett Bush and Harris has been nothing but terrific during his career with the Packers! i hope he recovers soon and gets on the field and helps us get to the SuperBowl!

  3. Vijay August 17, 2010

    It’s not how you start…it’s how you finish…and health will go along way to determine the fate of the Pack this season (like every year).