Active in the trade market, the Green Bay Packers acquired cornerback Al Harris from the Philadelphia Eagles and dealt wide receiver Terry Glenn to the Dallas Cowboys in two separate draft choice transactions and signed cornerback Bryant Westbrook, GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman announced Friday.
The Packers sent their second round choice in the 2003 NFL draft to Philadelphia for the 6-1 185-pound Harris, a five-year veteran, and the Eagles' fourth-round pick in the upcoming draft.
In the other transaction, the Packers received an undisclosed selection from the Cowboys in the 2004 draft in exchange for Glenn.
The 28-year-old Harris, a Texas A&M-Kingsville alumnus was employed extensively as the "nickel" back in the Eagles' defense, which ranked fourth in the NFL. Appearing in all 16 games, with two starts, he closed out the season with 25 tackles, 18 of them solo. He also posted one interception and was credited with 13 passes defensed.
Additionally, Harris contributed a pair of solo tackles in Philadelphia's Divisional Playoff victory over the Atlanta Falcons January 11.
Overall, Harris has appeared in 80 games with 21 starts, and amassed 171 tackles, 133 of them unassisted.
A highly durable performer, he has not missed a game over his five-year NFL career and will carry an 80-game playing streak into the 2003 season.
Originally a sixth-round draft selection of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1997, he joined the Eagles via the waiver route August 31, 1998.
Glenn, acquired from New England in a draft choice transaction March 11, 2002, became the Packers' starting flanker and closed out the season as the team's third-ranking receiver with 56 catches for 817 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Playing in 15 games overall, Glenn saw 43 of his 56 receptions go for first downs, a 76.8 percentage and the third-best such figure in the National Football Conference.
Westbrook spent the final two-thirds of the season with the Packers playing in six games as a reserve. He finished the season with 3 tackles, 1 interception, 3 passes defensed and 4 special teams stops.