Dolphins bring in Al Harris

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DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins have signed cornerback Al Harris, who was released by the Green Bay Packers on Monday.

To make room on the roster, the Dolphins waived cornerback Jason Allen, who was the 16th overall choice of the 2006 NFL Draft and was leading the team with three interceptions this season.

Harris began the 2010 season on the physically unable to perform list while trying to recover from a knee injury that cost him the final six games of the 2009 campaign. He had been practicing with the Packers since October, but the team had to make a determination on his status Monday and decided to release him.

The 35-year-old veteran played his first five NFL seasons with Philadelphia before joining Green Bay for the 2003 campaign. He started all 102 games he played with the Packers and earned Pro Bowl honors in both 2007 and 2008.

Harris compiled 14 interceptions, returning two for scores, in seven years with Green Bay and has 21 picks in his first 12 NFL seasons. He was a member of Tampa Bay's practice squad in 1997 before being released prior to the 1998 season and picked up by Philadelphia.

Allen, who had started seven of the team's eight games this season, was tied for fourth on the team in tackles with 32 in addition to his interception total.


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