Al Harris, Atari Bigby to open season on PUP list

The Green Bay Packers got down to the 75-man limit today by announcing that three players will remain on the physically unable to perform list – cornerback Al Harris, safety Atari Bigby and running back James Starks.

Harris has been working his way back from a serious knee injury and his goal all along was to be ready for Week 1. While coach Mike McCarthy said that the veteran is close, he’s not quite there in the eyes of the organization, so Harris will have to wait until after Week 6 to make his 2010 debut. Tramon Williams is expected to start in his absence.

Bigby, upset with his contract situation, missed the entire offseason program and then arrived injured. Not only did Bigby not get paid, he had minor knee surgery and now third-round draft pick Morgan Burnett will claim the starting job to begin the season. Whether or not he’ll relinquish it at some point, stay tuned.

Running back Quinn Porter, who has a sprained MCL, was placed on injured reserve.

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