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Let's get Al Harris back in green and gold for the Super Bowl

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Thor52, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Thor52

    Thor52 Cheesehead

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    Hey everyone new member but I've been a Packer fan for over 15 years. I've started a group page on Facebook in hopes of getting the attention of someone at the Packers front office so that they'll resign Al Harris to a one day contract for the Super Bowl. If you would like to join the movement please join the following group on Facebook, "Bring Al Harris Back To Green Bay".

    I've already written an email to Al Harris in hopes that he or his agent or publicist will go forward with the idea.

    GO! PACK GO!!
     
  2. Incubes12

    Incubes12 Bay Harbor Butcher?

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    This would be nice, but who gives up the roster spot for him?
     
  3. 7thFloorRA

    7thFloorRA Cheesehead

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    Ummm....he is a Dolphin currently if I am not mistaken. He still gets a ring and can go watch from a box.
     
  4. Thor52

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    Graham Harrell (QB#3)

    Nope they cut him.
     
  5. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

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    Could someone try and get me a one day contract too?
     
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  6. PackersRS

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    This just can't happen. Not only he's in contract, but we'd have to give up a roster spot for him. Which won't happen.

    But I think he gets a ring anyway, for being a part of the team this season. Maybe I'm wrong.
     
  7. rawalabhay

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    I think he was put on IR!
     
  8. red4tribe

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    We won't and shouldn't add Harris to the roster but if they want to make him an "Honorary Member" or something along those lines I would support it.
     
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  9. Murgen

    Murgen MechaPackzilla

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    Maybe it's like baseball, if you play a certain % of the season you get a ring.

    Yeah, which poor sap on the team now do they cut and say "Sorry, we're signing Al Harris for a day and giving him your ring". Assuming we won that is.

    Not gonna happen. Sorry.
     
  10. Chop0Suey

    Chop0Suey Cheesehead

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    Unfortunately, this just isn't the way the NFL works...no guy on the team deserves to lose their roster spot for a guy that isn't even capable of playing right now.

    Although I do believe they can still give him a ring since he was a part of this Super Bowl team earlier in the season, even if he didn't play a snap.
     
  11. JoshuaRHuffman

    JoshuaRHuffman Cheesehead

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    Is this supposed to be like the Deuce McCalister thing the Saints did last year?

    Dolphins released Harris at the end of DEC if I'm not mistaken. Only way this would happen is if Patrick Lee, Frank Zombo, or Erik Walden were IR'ed. No way someone gets released.
     
  12. ivo610

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  13. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

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    It's a silly idea.
    The Packers had their reasons for cutting him.
    I understand that your a big fan of Al, but I doubt that what you want won't happen.
    Why? Because if the Packers personal cave in to your request and pressure then other fans of other former Packers players will start making the same demands.
    Before you know it Brett Favre would be the starter, again. And we cannot let that happen.
    (I'm exaggerating a bit with the Favre example, but you get the idea.)
     
  14. Thor52

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    He's been cut. There's an article on nationalfootballpost.com and bleacherreport. I'd post links but don't have privileges yet.
     
  15. Eis Bowl

    Eis Bowl Touchdown Artist

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    Hopefully he will be at the game somehow and would be able to get a ring. It happens, but it's still a shame he couldn't be part of the team this year. But then of course how many other Packers that were injured this year won't be able to play in the big game?
     
  16. PackCrazed4

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    Al is a class act and I would totally support this as long as he doesn't push anyone off the roster. If anything, just invite him to the Super Bowl and give him a ring IF we win, I think that's fair :)
     
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  17. cakoski

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    I love Al Harris. He is a class act and was a great player for Packers. And one day we should give him a one day contract to retire as a Packer. But right not should not be our concern. Right now the only concern and only thing the team should be concentrating on is beating the Steelers
     
  18. Zeck180

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    It's almost like asking TT to re-add
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  19. Thor52

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    Not even close. BF had hissy fit and went to the Vikequeens.Al Harris bought an entire page in the paper thanking all the fans and the organization. Totally different. One guy understood Ted made a business decision and the other acted like a scorned woman.
     

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  20. SpartaChris

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    Guys, being put on Injured Reserve doesn't mean you're cut from the team. He's still under contract with the Dolphins, plain and simple. Even if they released him, we'd have to wait for free agency to open up before signing him.

    Put another way, while I agree with the sentiment of giving Al Harris (And Aaron Kampman too, BTW) an honorary ring, there is no way either of them could be signed by Green Bay in any capacity.


    Edit: I was wrong, and the OP was right. Harris was cut by the Dolphins.

    http://www.totalpackers.com/2010/12/31/dolphins-cut-al-harris/

    Either way, I wouldn't sign him to a contract because you'd have to cut someone else. That's not fair to the players who have competed for us all year this year. He's also not practice squad eligible, so there's no going that route.

    I did learn that the team can vote on certain players to receive an honorary ring though. I'm most certain Harris will get one, should we go on to win.
     
  21. Kitten

    Kitten Feline Cheesehead Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum! I'd love very much to have Harris back (wish he never left) but as others have posted, that would mean somebody would have to give up a spot. He still gets a ring, I'm happy with that.

    What I'd like to see happen is if he decides he is going to retire, I'd like the Packers to then sign him to a one day contract so he could retire as a Packer. I don't know if somebody would still have to be cut for that scenario to happen, I just think it would be a nice tribute to Harris who has given so much to this team.

    Harris is another player, along with Woodson and Driver who I would be so happy for if we won the SB.
     
  22. liljohn5115

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    I miss the day's when Harris and McKenzie ran around back there and looked like twins with that hair. I'd definitely like to see Harris get a ring, he deserves it.
     
  23. ivo610

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    He would get one based on being on the team this season. No need to vote.
     
  24. aaronqb

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    Go Packers
     
  25. longtimefan

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    Kampman?

    come on now, your not serious?

    If so might as well give one to Longwell too
     
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