Packers release Al Harris

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, Last Updated: 12:58 PM ET

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers have released cornerback Al Harris, who had not played this season while trying to recover from a knee injury that cost him the final six games of the 2009 campaign.

Harris, a Packer since 2003, started this season on the physically unable to perform list and had begun practicing with the club in October. The team had to determine his roster status Monday by activating him, placing him on injured reserve or giving him his release.

"We want to thank Al for his contributions to the Green Bay Packers," said Packers general manager Ted Thompson. "His hard work, dedication and professionalism have been the keys to his success. During his time here, he has been a valuable member of our organization and our community. We wish him the very best in the future and he will always be a part of the Packer family."

Harris played his first five NFL seasons with Philadelphia before joining the Packers. He started all 102 games he played with Green Bay and earned Pro Bowl honors in both 2007 and 2008.

The 35-year-old veteran compiled 14 interceptions, returning two for scores, in seven years with the Packers and has 21 picks in his 12 NFL seasons.


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