Tommie Harris Doubtful, Jerry Angelo Clueless (Audio)


The Bears announced on Friday that Tommie Harris was doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals with knee soreness.

Jerry Angelo appeared on the Mully and Hanley Show on 670 The Score on Thursday.  We already talked about the slings and arrows Warren Sapp fired his way.

In the same interview, Jerry also addressed questions about Tommie Harris’ health.  Listen for yourself:

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(Can you tell I got a new toy for the blog recently to pull in audio clips?  Me likey!)

So which is it Jerry?  Is he healthy or isn’t he?  Is it too much to ask to get some honesty from our Front Office?  At least if we knew he was hurt, we could lower our expectations a bit.

The Sun Times’ Brad Biggs paints a gloomy picture for Harris’ future with the Bears:

"Harris, who had arthroscopic surgery on the knee in March — about a month after he was paid a $6.67 million roster bonus — appears to be at a crossroads in his career. His knee can’t get better if he continues to play on it, but he can’t get better under the tutelage of line guru Rod Marinelli if he can’t practice. It’s still early in the season, but there’s a distinct possibility the Bears will have to consider his future with the organization after the season.Harris is scheduled to receive a $2.5 million roster bonus for next season, but he can’t earn it until June, giving the Bears a chance to consider alternatives in free agency and the draft. Harris isn’t performing commensurate to the four-year, $40 million contract extension he received before the 2008 season."

It’s not good news for a defense decimated by injuries including 2 of the 3 opening day linebackers . It’s worse when you consider thatthe Bears head into the 2010 draft without any picks until the 3rd round.  Can Jay Cutler play the 3-technique?


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