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The newest Minnesota Viking?

Several teams are interested in former Green Bay Packers cornerback Al Harris, including one NFC North team, according to the National Football Post’s Joe Fortenbaugh.

At least six teams have inquired about Harris, whom the Packers released on Monday, according to the report.

The NFC North team is likely the Minnesota Vikings or Detroit Lions.

The Vikings start Antoine Winfield and Asher Allen, with Chris Cook serving as their nickel back. Lito Sheppard and Frank Walker are next on the depth chart.

If Harris is truly healthy, he’d easily be an upgrade over both Sheppard and Walker, although the Vikings would want to have him in for a physical before making a move.

The Vikings’ secondary has been hit hard by injuries. The corners that are still active have been dealing with an array of maladies and Cedric Griffin is on injured reserve with a torn ACL.

Detroit starts Chris Houston and Alphonso Smith. They’re backed up by Nathan Vasher, Jonathan Wade and Brandon McDonald — not exactly a group of world beaters, as evidenced by the fact the Lions are ranked 22nd in pass defense.

Anyone who claims Harris will be responsible for the remainder of his salary, which is $2.5 million.

It’s also possible no one will claim Harris because no one’s seen him in action, this season, and he’s coming off a horrific knee injury. If that turns out to be the case, Harris will become a free agent and can sign with a team of his choosing.

Regardless of how it plays out, Harris thinks he can still play.

“I’m about to go work out and tear it up,” Harris said. “Who knows how much more I’ll go out and play? I might have a couple more years left.”

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13 Comments

  1. Taryn November 9, 2010

    Here we go again! I don’t care where anybody plays after they leave GB either by their choice or the management.Time and players move on and support who you have.The number one reason I’m never a player fan but a team fan.

    I support Aaron for all the shit the media and ALOT of Packer fans gave him with the Favre crap,but if he were to leave,so be it.

    Besides,how many of these 35+ ever say they can’t play.

    1. jeremy November 9, 2010

      Every time Gilbert Brown is on the radio in Milwaukee he says he’s ready to play.

  2. D Miller November 9, 2010

    You can count on the Vikings signing Harris. They sign every former Packer who becomes available. The list gets longer every year:
    Sharper
    Longwell
    Ferguson
    Favre
    and now probably Harris.

    1. Ryan November 9, 2010

      and Javon Walker for a little while lol

      1. Matt November 10, 2010

        oh yeah….whatever happended to walker. haha! silly vikings………..

    2. average fan November 9, 2010

      didn’t they pick up some montgomery guy too that we had once… i don’t remember but i’m sure there was someone else… some WR who was prone to drama off the feild…

  3. Buddy November 9, 2010

    Brad Childress was the Badgers running back coach/offensive coordinator (1991–1998) Does that count?

  4. Vijay November 9, 2010

    Gilbert Brown…hahahaha!!! Love it! He’s a retard.

  5. Matt November 10, 2010

    what the fuck did you just say Vijay???? that retard was one of the best defensive lineman the packers ever had. so maybe show a little respect? he’s also the head coach of our lacrosse nightrain sooooooooooooo….yeah, back the fuck up a bit

  6. Joe November 10, 2010

    looks like SOMEONE has a man crush on gilbert… although i cant blame you.. he has very valuptuous curves

  7. Kyle November 10, 2010

    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.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5787349

  8. Macity PAcker Fan November 10, 2010

    Anyone remember the Gilbert Brown burger at Hardee’s?