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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:56 pm    Post subject: should MINN sign CB Al Harris...? Reply with quote

Harris will go on waivers this afternoon and any team that would claim him would take on his $2.5 million base salary, according to the Journal Sentinel. (The team with the worst record that claimed Harris would get him.) If he isn't claimed, the 35-year-old Harris will be a free agent.

The question is would Harris be an upgrade on either Sheppard or Walker?

Harris sounds confident that he still has something left. Evidently, the Packers did not agree.

Harris: "I guess they feel I'm not good enough to play on their team. That was shocking. They really caught me off guard with this one."

http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/106897228.html?elr=KArksi8cyaiU9PmP:QiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUz33Dii_9PmP:Qi_vckD8EQD_1cuU
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure. I'd guess he has more left than Walker ever had, but I can't say that medically for sure.

I'd love to try him out at safety, frankly.....
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he would just about have to be an upgrade over Sheppard. Who isn't? And as PCP said he could more than likely be an upgrade at safety.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since Harris is so good in press coverage, he would be good to put on the other teams top WR, so he could jam them off the LOS. He could play well in the slot also. It would all depend on how well he has healed form his surgery, I guess. Of course, if he is all healed up then some team with a worse record than ours will probably claim him. Working in our favor is that many teams shy away from seasoned vets.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. Harris' knee injury was devastating and if the Packers are releasing him after all this time, then I can't help but think that he's done.

Besides our secondary has been playing very well this year.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I worry about his health, but he cant be worse than Shepperd and Frank Walker. Or is he?

If Harris was healthy, why would the Packers release him. I know they are happy with their top 3 CBs, but why not hang onto him as the 4th CB, and in case of injuries, which seems to be the Packers curse this season.

I would probably say no to Harris, the Packers obviously didnt want him around due to injury concerns.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobody's going to claim him off of waivers and pay him $2 million for the rest of this season. He's 36 years old coming off of 3 torn ligaments. His play was declining for the past few years before his injury.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't think he was really that good when he was 100% healthy...why would he be any better now?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If healthy, absolutely.

I stand by my opinion that Al Harris has been vastly overrated for quite some time now, but he's still capable and can be a starter in the short term. Grabbing another former Packer (especially a good one) is always a nice [inappropriate/removed] off, too.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vikingsrule wrote:
I worry about his health, but he cant be worse than Shepperd and Frank Walker. Or is he?

If Harris was healthy, why would the Packers release him. I know they are happy with their top 3 CBs, but why not hang onto him as the 4th CB, and in case of injuries, which seems to be the Packers curse this season.

I would probably say no to Harris, the Packers obviously didnt want him around due to injury concerns.
special teams play most likely.

Sounds like childress is going to watch tape of him to see, but not sure if there's an open spot.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say we should give him a shot. Anything is better than Frank Walker and Lito Sheppard has disappointed me. He is very good in press coverage but id like to see if he can play safety.

His contract is a little big to claim on waivers, but that might be the easiest way to claim him. Because of our poor record most of the teams in front of us on the wire are looking to youth and harris has been playing for like 13 years I think?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since Harris hurt AD a while back, and AD seems to have resented that hit, I wonder how much AD's attitude towards Harris will factor into the decision either to acquire Harris or not?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

disaacs wrote:
I didn't think he was really that good when he was 100% healthy...why would he be any better now?


my thoughts exactly
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Childress said he will look at tape of Al Harris but isn't sure there would be a spot for him.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vike daddy wrote:
Childress said he will look at tape of Al Harris but isn't sure there would be a spot for him.

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I don't want to get fed to the dogs for saying it, but it's the smart thing to do. Glad Childress isn't going to let a guy slip by without doing his due-diligence.
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