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Bears release veteran safety Chris Harris

The Bears have released safety Chris Harris, Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Recently benched upon his return from a hamstring injury, Harris had requested a trade. When one was not made, Harris was inactive for the team’s Week 6 win over the Vikings before injuries put him back in the starting lineup for Sunday’s win over the Buccaneers in London.

Harris had three tackles and a pass defensed in the 24-18 victory over the Bucs.

A 2005 sixth-round pick out of Louisiana-Monroe by the Bears, Harris was traded to the Panthers in 2007.

Harris was dealt back to the Bears in April of 2010, Harris started 16 games and had a career-high five interceptions.

The veteran safety confirmed the news via a tweet: “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”

Harris told the Tribune he did not ask to be released.



  1. bob

    October 28, 2011 at 12:30 am

    I like the guy but he just didn’t have it this year. Hopefully he heals up and gets back to work with some other team, and then we can beat him over the top, lol. Hopefully Major has no more minor injuries as I would hate to fall back on Meriweather.

  2. Russ Loede

    October 28, 2011 at 5:37 pm

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