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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  • buddydecker187

    @bearsbuzztap THAT FORTE TRADE THING WAS A JOKE, RIGHT? @MattForte22

  • buddydecker187

    @bearsbuzztap THAT FORTE TRADE THING WAS A JOKE, RIGHT? @MattForte22

  • BogieB48

    @bearsbuzztap they better stay put i dont think the fans r seeing eye to eye with the front office eithet

  • BogieB48

    @bearsbuzztap they better stay put i dont think the fans r seeing eye to eye with the front office eithet

  • BearGogglesOn

    @buddydecker187 I’m sure Forte’s people wanted to get that out there.

  • BearGogglesOn

    @buddydecker187 I’m sure Forte’s people wanted to get that out there.

  • Mr.Pickles

    Glad Harris is still around, I’m still scratching my head that he was a, seemingly, health scratch Sunday. I also have some growing fears that if Forte keeps playing the way he has been he might play himself right out of the Bears’ budget.

  • Mr.Pickles

    Glad Harris is still around, I’m still scratching my head that he was a, seemingly, health scratch Sunday. I also have some growing fears that if Forte keeps playing the way he has been he might play himself right out of the Bears’ budget.

  • Mr.Pickles

    Glad Harris is still with the Bears, I’m still scratching my head that he was a seemingly healthy scratch on Sunday. I have some growing fears that if Forte keeps playing the way he has been he’s going to play himself right out of the Bears’ budget.

  • Mr.Pickles

    Glad Harris is still with the Bears, I’m still scratching my head that he was a seemingly healthy scratch on Sunday. I have some growing fears that if Forte keeps playing the way he has been he’s going to play himself right out of the Bears’ budget.

  • BearGogglesOn

    I’m glad about Harris too because we’ve seen all too often how fast the revolving door spins for Bears safeties.

    As far as Forte, he may have already played himself out of the Bears’ budget. It’s clear that the Bears have set a value for running back and Forte values himself as being worth more. I’m afraid this is heading for a franchise tag and then a bad ending.@Mr.Pickles

  • BearGogglesOn

    I’m glad about Harris too because we’ve seen all too often how fast the revolving door spins for Bears safeties.

    As far as Forte, he may have already played himself out of the Bears’ budget. It’s clear that the Bears have set a value for running back and Forte values himself as being worth more. I’m afraid this is heading for a franchise tag and then a bad ending.@Mr.Pickles

  • flowermike

    Hard to fathom that they would trade for an ineffectual center, 2 wide receivers and a released safety and pay them all more than Forte. Sad really and when you count Brandon M and CTaylor…. wow, could not figure a way to keep Dmanning and Golsen.

    Sad excuse for a “management”.

  • flowermike

    Hard to fathom that they would trade for an ineffectual center, 2 wide receivers and a released safety and pay them all more than Forte. Sad really and when you count Brandon M and CTaylor…. wow, could not figure a way to keep Dmanning and Golsen.

    Sad excuse for a “management”.