Packers cornerback Al Harris has said there’s no doubt in his mind he’ll be ready for the September 12 season opener against the Eagles (Harris’s former team, by the way). The 35-year-old has spent his offseason vigorously rehabbing a torn ACL suffered November 22.
Harris has been documenting his recovery on YouTube to promote the website NationalFootballPost.com, for which it is believed he is a part owner.
Head coach Mike McCarthy, who has closely monitored the situation with team physician Pat McKenzie, is skeptical about Harris’s immediate return. Harris’s knee injury was more than a routine ACL tear.
“The only (person) that we're concerned about would be Al Harris,” McCarthy said, according to Greg Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I think Al is going to be definitely challenged to make it at the beginning of training camp. I'm sure Al may tell you something differently, but that's kind of my assessment of the information I've been given”
Athletic fourth-year corner Tramon Williams recently signed his RFA tender and is expected to fill-in as the No. 2 corner opposite Charles Woodson. If Harris makes it back, he may not be competing with Williams for playing time, but rather, with backups Jarrett Bush, Will Blackmon and Pat Lee.
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