On PUP list, Al Harris set to rejoin Packers in practice

The three-week window for veteran cornerback Al Harris to make a return to action for the Green Bay Packers will be started.

Harris, who is on the physically unable to perform list as he completes his recovery from a torn ACL suffered last season, is expected to practice for the first time this week, according to an NFL source. Harris could play this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings in what is a key NFC North meeting for both clubs.

As banged up as the Packers have been, getting some healthy players back can only help. Harris is one of three players on the PUP list for the team along with safety Atari Bigby and rookie running back James Starks.

Players on PUP are eligible to be activated after six weeks. The team has a three-week window with which to evaluate the players and determine if he will be elevated to the 53-man roster. So, Harris could be promoted this week or three weeks from now. Teams can begin the three-week window for players on PUP in after Week 6 and through the end of Week 9.

The Packers have gotten steady play out of Harris’ replacement, Tramon Williams. But Harris could step in quickly as the nickel cornerback and solidify the sub packages.

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