Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Chicago Bears have released veteran safety Chris Harris. It’s not totally shocking considering he got demoted and couple of weeks ago and subsequently asked for a trade just a day before the trade deadline.
Harris hasn’t had his best season and it’s been reported that he’s been in Lovie’s doghouse since Week 1 against Atlanta, but given the Bears’ struggles at safety, it’s still an interesting move. I don’t know who the Bears will bring in off the street that will be better than Harris, but they did work out a few players yesterday including a couple of safeties.
Harris tweeted his thank yous to Bears fans shortly after the news broke,
I was just released this morning by the Bears. Thank u for the opp to play football n do what I luv. I’m looking toward my next venture.
Stay tuned to see the Bears’ next move. If I were Jerry Angelo, I’d dust off the old checkbook and cut a nice check to Matt Forte to stave off the gathering angry mob of disgruntled Bears fans.
Thanks for the memories Chris.