Cornerback Al Harris is expecting to be released Monday by the Green Bay Packers, he said in a text message to ESPN 540 Milwaukee on Sunday.
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"Yes, that is what they are going to do," said Harris, according to the report. "I lost my job to injury, but I have only good things to say about Green Bay and everyone I worked with."
Harris, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, has been on the physically unable to perform list while attempting to come back from multiple knee and leg injuries suffered nearly a year ago. He began practicing with the team on Oct. 19, and Monday is the three-week deadline by which the Packers must release him or place him on the injured reserve list.
With Harris out, Tramon Williams has taken over as the starting cornerback, and undrafted rookie free agent Sam Shields has been the No. 3 cornerback in the team's nickel package.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy did not speak to the Packers' intentions for Harris, according to the report.
"We'll evaluate that tomorrow. We'll go through the film, evaluate our rosters, see these two injuries, see what happens there," McCarthy said, according to the report. We haven't made a decision on Al yet."
Teammate and friend Atari Bigby said it's been difficult for Harris to watch from the sidelines. Bigby himself was activated from the PUP list for Sunday's blowout win over the Dallas Cowboys, while Harris was not.
"I spoke to Al [Friday]. It's killing him," Bigby said, according to the report. "He's very frustrated. Naturally anybody would be. He's been practicing, and of course he wants to play. It's a frustrating situation for him."
"I think he can definitely be a big asset to our team. But I'm not the one who makes the decisions."
Harris has played 12 NFL seasons with the Packers and Eagles. He has 21 career interceptions, including the game-winning "pick six" interception return for a touchdown in the Packers' 2003 overtime playoff win over the Seattle Seahawks.