Team gives Harris a ringing endorsement

Al Harris showed his character on and off the field.

Many Packers fans loved Al Harris.
His tough, tenacious, in-your-face style of play, coupled with his many years of service to the Packers, propelled him to stardom in the NFL and a fan favorite.
So what could be better than rewarding the man with the ultimate gift – a Super Bowl ring? Not much can top that.
Not only is it the right thing to do, but it’s the classy thing to do.
The announcement came Thursday night in Eau Claire as part of the Packers’ “Tailgate Tour.” The question posed from the audience was answered by team president Mark Murphy, saying that indeed Harris would receive the coveted ring.
Harris was released by the Packers last November despite his valiant efforts to come back from a serious knee injury suffered against the San Francisco 49ers. The injury, suffered freakishly in the south end zone without contact, had kept him on the road to recovery through the first three months of last season.
With the emergence of Sam Shields and the growth of Tramon Williams, Harris was expendable. On his release, he signed with the Miami Dolphins, but ended the year back on the injury list.
It’s great to see the Packers didn’t forget about this talented cornerback.
Through the years he was as tough as they made them and when he was teamed with Mike McKenzie and later Charles Woodson, the team consistently fielded arguably the best cornerback tandem in the league.
He was consistently the Packers’ shutdown cornerback. The team turned to him for leadership and he stepped up – game in, game out.
How many times did we see him shut down Randy Moss? More often than not. His consistency in containing receivers is legendary and a reason for winning Packers teams in the 2000s.
While his performance against Plaxico Burress in the 2007 championship game was his biggest disappointment, his pick-six against the Seahawks in the 2003 playoffs will forever be etched in Packers fans’ memories as his greatest achievement.
For that reason alone the decision to present Al Harris with a Super Bowl ring is the best off-season decision the team has made.

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