Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Saturday that he is not "aware of" Harris' displeasure with his contract. Harris, 31, is just two seasons into a five-year, $19 million extension that he signed Sept. 11, 2004. That deal included more than $7 million in bonus money. He is scheduled to make $1.5 million this season. He also received a $1 million roster bonus this off-season.
McCarthy said he expects Harris, who is skipping the mini-camp to demonstrate his unhappiness with his contract, to attend the team's Organized Team Activities, which begin May 31 and end June 21.
"I have not spoken to Al Harris (about) anything with his contract," McCarthy said.
The Packers recently traded away Javon Walker to Denver because Walker was not happy with his contract. In 2004, disgruntled cornerback Mike McKenzie held out of the off-season mini-camps and training camp before he was traded to the New Orleans Saints. McKenzie also was unhappy with his contract.
The Packers also renegotiated wide receiver Donald Driver's contract, despite the fact that Driver had two years remaining on his existing deal. Driver's new deal is worth $17 million and he is under contract through 2009.
Harris, the team's top cornerback in the last two seasons, may be using the seven-year, $52 million deal that the Packers gave free agent Charles Woodson in April as a reason for his contractual discontent. Woodson, 29, will be paid approximately $10 million this season in bonuses and base salary.