Trade Deadline Passes Quietly for Bears - Harris and Forte Stay Put

Not surprising that the Bears stand pat and keep Chris Harris.  First of all, his trade value is at rock bottom, so it makes more sense to keep him around.  If I had to guess, he’ll be on the field holding down the safety spot before the season ends.  Maybe it will be an injury or maybe it will be due to another breakdown by one of the youngsters.

I was a little surprised to see Forte’s name come up on Tuesday morning, not by the Bears but rather by other teams looking to pry the do-everything-except-make-big-bank-deposits running back from the Bears.  I guess it’s worth a phone call if you’re a GM out there looking for a running back and there’s a disgruntled one out there looking for new paper.  There’s no way the Bears are trading away 40+% of their offense.

Check out some of the trade deadline fallout and how it will affect the Bears after the jump.

It looks like the Bears will get to face Carson Palmer as the Raiders sent nearly a Jay Cutler’s worth to Cincinnati for the veteran QB.  With Jason Campbell going down with a bum wing, the Raiders went all in to try to fortify that position.

The Lions look to bolster their power running game by picking up Ronnie Brown from the Eagles.  The Bears will get to see them again in a few weeks, so it’ll be interesting to see how Brown can add a little thunder to Jahvid Best’s lightening.

The Rams traded for Brandon Lloyd.  Thankfully the Bears that land mine.  The corresponding move by the Rams was to release Mike Sims-Walker, who ends up heading back to Jacksonville.  Before he re-signed with the Jags, there were some rumblings the Bears might want to sniff around MSW.  If you can’t make it with the Rams and that receiving corp, you can’t make it anywhere.

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