Former Packers cornerback Al Harris will have to take a pay cut to play in the NFL this year.
Harris passed through waivers on Tuesday according to multiple reports, meaning no team wanted the prorated rest of his $2.5 million contract.
The Packers brass watched Harris closely in practice for three weeks, so there has to be legitimate questions about whether he’s NFL ready following reconstructive knee surgery. Still, we’d be surprised if Harris didn’t wind up with a low-cost gig in relative short order.
UPDATE: Some of you asked about whether the Packers were responsible for Harris’ contract. They paid the prorated part of his salary for the first nine weeks of the season. They are not responsible for the rest of the contract, according to Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.