Former Green Bay Packers cornerback Al Harris cleared waivers Tuesday afternoon and became a free agent.
The news isn’t terribly surprising. Although we fully believe there is interest in Harris, as the National Football Post initially reported, teams are unlikely to make a deal with him before seeing him work out.
By making a waiver claim, a team would simply be betting that Harris is healthy, since they wouldn’t have been able to have him in for a workout before the waiver process was completed. They also would have had to pay the remainder of his salary for the 2010 season, which is $2.5 million.
Now, whoever signs Harris can make sure he’s fully recovered from the knee injury that’s kept him out since last December and negotiate a cheaper deal with him.
The Post says Harris’ agent Jack Bechta is in negotiations with several teams.
We fully expect the Minnesota Vikings to take a look at Harris.
Minnesota is where Packer greats go to die. He’s probably already on his way to the twin cities and we’ll all be treated with some lame “revenge” story line in the days leading up to the game.
The Packers have just announced the creation of a new retirement facility for former players. It is an amazing immersion environment were they can live out the rest of their days as pretend football players on a pretend football team. The facilities are currently in Winter Park MN, but are expected to move to the greater LA area at any time.
Cross posted from another thread, and I’ll probably put it in another (just want to make sure people see it:
Al Harris is now a Miami Dolphin.
Good move Al…good place to retire. Nice and warm!