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Packers release former Pro Bowl cornerback Harris


Green Bay Packers' defensive back Al Harris celebrates his interception against the St. Louis Rams in the first quarter of their NFL football game in St. Louis September 27, 2009. REUTERS/Peter Newcomb
Green Bay Packers' defensive back Al Harris celebrates his interception against the St. Louis Rams in the first quarter of their NFL football game in St. Louis September 27, 2009. REUTERS/Peter Newcomb

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Veteran cornerback Al Harris, sidelined while recovering from offseason knee surgery, was released by the Green Bay Packers on Monday.

Harris, who has been on the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list as he rehabilitated his left knee, began practicing on October 19 and Monday was the deadline for the Packers to activate him or place him on injured reserve.

The emergence of his replacement Tramon Williams left the 35-year-old Harris without a job.

Harris, twice a Pro Bowl selection who played his first five years with the Philadelphia Eagles and the last seven seasons with Green Bay, will become a free agent if he is not claimed off waivers.

(Reporting by Larry Fine, Editing by Ed Osmond)

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