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Minnesota Vikings: Open Blog Discussions on Pursuing CB Al Harris

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 30:  Al Harris #31 of the Green Bay Packers looks on during warm-ups against the Carolina Panthers at Lambeau Field on November 30, 2008 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Panthers won 35-31.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Brandon EricksonCorrespondent IAugust 16, 2016

As many of you have heard, the Green Bay Packers have recently released former Pro Bowl cornerback Al Harris. This is in part due to Harris's replacement, Tramon Williams, having a stellar season so far and the development of rookie (undrafted free agent) Sam Shields.

Harris had also been battling a knee injury that sidelined him for the duration of the 2009 season. He had been on the (PUP) physically unable to perform list and returned to practice October 19. At that point, the Packers would have three weeks to decide Harris's future.

Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said the decision was made with the overall lineup in mind and said, "I think Al Harris will definitely play again in the National Football League."

Harris made 14 interceptions, four sacks, and 77 passes defended in his seven-year stint in Green Bay, after being traded from the Philadelphia Eagles after the 2002 season. 

Now the true question comes to light—do the Minnesota Vikings pursue the 35-year-old corner to give a depleted secondary depth?

With almost every cornerback on the Vikings roster appearing on the injury report and Cedric Griffin tearing his second ACL in as many seasons, do the Vikings jump on this opportunity?

For Harris, he would be given the chance to most likely start and would likely be with the team in time to face the Packers in a couple weeks time.

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