Veteran CB Harris signs with Dolphins

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 10:39 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Dolphins have signed ex-Packers CB Al Harris and waived former first-round CB Jason Allen.

Harris was waived by the Packers on Monday, and cleared waivers on Tuesday, making him eligible to sign with any team as a free agent.

Harris began 2010 on the physically-unable-to-perform list after undergoing knee surgery last November. He returned to practice for Green Bay in late October but did not appear in a game before being waived.

Harris, who turns 36 next month, is a 13-year veteran who has appeared in 182 NFL games, making 123 starts. He has 21 career interceptions.

The way we see it

While the Dolphins have an emerging star at one CB spot in Vontae Davis, the other spot hasn't been an area of strength this season. That's one of the reasons Allen, the 16th overall pick in the 2006 draft, was sent packing.

Harris could eventually push Sean Smith for playing time. The Dolphins have been plagued by dropped interceptions this season, with Smith dropping one that could have gone for a pick-six last week vs. the Ravens. Miami has only five interceptions this season, ranking among the lowest totals in the NFL this season.