Al Harris has his Super Bowl ring. He joined all his former teammates in Green Bay a couple of months ago for the ceremony … and rightfully so. He was hurt near the end of the 2009 season in a freak mishap away from the ball in the south end zone of Lambeau Field.
Though he rehabbed the knee for nearly an entire year, he just wasn’t ready to join the team … the Packers had no choice but to cut him. It was a sad day for the popular Packers cornerback and Packers fans.
He signed a contract with the Dolphins near the end of last season and finished out the season with that team.
The good news is that Harris, though 36 years old, is going to give it another try. According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Harris signed a one-year deal to join the St. Louis Rams.
After originally entering the league as a sixth-round draft pick of the Buccaneers in 1997, Harris played for the Eagles from 1998 to 2002 and the Packers from 2003 to 2009. His style of bump and run and aggressive play endeared him to Packers fans and it was his interception of Matt Hasselbeck in the 2003 overtime playoff game in Green Bay that will be remembered as his greatest moment … and probably one of the most exciting plays in Packers history.
We wish Al the best. He’s a classy guy who deserves nothing but the best. We hope he makes the Rams’s squad and rebounds to be a contributor.
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