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srrono
10-27-2011, 09:45 AM
After benching and asking for trade, #Bears have decided to release S @ChrisHarrisNFL. First reported by @vxmcclure23.


Texans should look at him started for bears

Harris was a second team All Pro selection last year, which now just looks odd. He has a $1.095 million contract and can be claimed by any team. He started three games this year and was inactive for another.

Rey
10-27-2011, 09:49 AM
Tempting.

MistaRed
10-27-2011, 10:07 AM
Lance Z thinks we should take a look at him.

BigBull17
10-27-2011, 10:22 AM
Low on footspeed, but a good back-up option while Manning is out. I would 100%

Texans34Life
10-27-2011, 10:36 AM
Sign him and release Kareem. Score.

Rey
10-27-2011, 12:52 PM
I'd pick him up and release Keo...

eriadoc
10-27-2011, 12:59 PM
You have to work him out and interview him. At least get an idea of where the guy's head is. If you think he can come in with something to prove, sign him as a backup to Nolan and make play Nolan off the field. It seems like the Bears released him because of attitude problems rather than performance. They benched him for performance problems, but that doesn't mean they didn't think they could coach him up before he copped an attitude.

The Cush
10-27-2011, 01:14 PM
I'd pick him up and release Keo...

This right here. Matt Stevens was better than Shiloh Keo, I'm pretty sure a second team All-Pro is as well

welsh texan
10-27-2011, 01:26 PM
Got to be worth a shot, sign him and put Shiloh on the Practice Squad, give him a chance to improve for next offseason rather than cut ties completely.

Its a crowded stable of DB's back there though, even if it is a case of quantity not quality it might be that case that Wade see's an opportunity to get one of those CB's in spot duty back at S to get them some snaps.

run-david-run
10-27-2011, 01:47 PM
Since we just signed one of his former teammates (Manning), I imagine we have a pretty good source on what Harris offers. My first though was sign him, I guess we'll see where it goes.

False Start
10-27-2011, 02:16 PM
They should at least check him out. The dude has a lot of int's. Keo just looks lost out there, give him more time to get the hang of things, and place him on the PS.

HOU-TEX
10-27-2011, 02:47 PM
I dunno. He's been burnt crispy a few times this season in the limited times I was able to watch the Bears. Other than that, I really haven't noticed much of him. Except he's a Twitter fanatic.

Maybe he was in the wrong scheme? Who knows? Wait, doesn't Hoke still coach their secondary?

gtexan02
10-27-2011, 03:27 PM
Remember watching Keo trail the sole TD pass frmo the Titans?

Yeah, anyone but Keo

The Pencil Neck
10-27-2011, 03:49 PM
I dunno. He's been burnt crispy a few times this season in the limited times I was able to watch the Bears. Other than that, I really haven't noticed much of him. Except he's a Twitter fanatic.

Maybe he was in the wrong scheme? Who knows? Wait, doesn't Hoke still coach their secondary?

Yeah. HOKE is the Bears DB coach.

We should at least bring him in for a look. He HAS to be better than Keo and he gives us some time to get Brandon Harris ready.

srrono
10-27-2011, 03:53 PM
intresting write up on C Harris situation
http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/33385/chris-harris-the-latest-bears-veteran-to-go

Dutchrudder
10-27-2011, 04:38 PM
Well the last Bears Safety we got turned out to be pretty good, so sure why not.

paycheck71
10-27-2011, 06:17 PM
I'm sure someone will claim him off the waivers with a higher waiver spot than the Texans.

Naiirb
10-28-2011, 04:13 PM
Claimed on waivers by the Lions

srrono
10-28-2011, 04:32 PM
Claimed on waivers by the Lions

that means texans passed on him lions with better record would be behind the Texans on waiver wire

Porky
10-28-2011, 04:55 PM
that means texans passed on him lions with better record would be behind the Texans on waiver wire

When you have the smooth stylings of Shiloh Keo you don't need nothing else. :cutthroat:

The Cush
10-28-2011, 08:34 PM
I guess the Texans didn't want to take on his current contract

Updated: October 28, 2011, 5:30 PM ET
Lions claim Chris Harris

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A day after being released by the Chicago Bears, safety Chris Harris has been claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions, according to agent Albert Elias.

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Chris Harris joined "Waddle & Silvy" barely two hours after learning he had been released by the Bears.

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The Bears, who will play the Lions on Nov. 13, cut Harris just over a week after he requested a trade before the Oct. 18 deadline.

If he had cleared waivers, Harris was planning on visiting the Houston Texans, who lost former Bears safety Danieal Manning to a broken fibula, but the plan changed when Detroit claimed him.

The 29-year-old Harris was a second-team All-Pro last season and started the Bears' season-opening victory over the Atlanta Falcons before pulling a hamstring toward the end of the game.

Harris sat out the next three weeks to recover, and he returned to the lineup in an Oct. 10 loss to the Lions. In that game, Calvin Johnson beat Harris deep on a 73-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford.

"I felt good enough to play. I'm not going to say I was 100 percent healthy when we played Detroit, but I felt good enough to play," Harris said Thursday on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "I'm 100 percent healthy now. I played last week. I thought I played OK last week, and I feel 100 percent healthy. I feel good."

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Three days after the Lions game, the Bears decided to bench Harris. He was available to play as a potential backup in the Oct. 16 win over the Minnesota Vikings, but the team made the decision hours before kickoff to deactivate him.

The next day, Harris requested permission to seek a trade. Last Tuesday's trade deadline passed without a move, and Harris actually started against Tampa Bay on Sunday in London.

A sixth-round draft pick by the Bears in 2005, Harris has played in 88 career games with 82 starts over seven seasons, and has posted 416 tackles and 15 interceptions, in addition to forcing 12 fumbles.

ESPNChicago.com's Michael C. Wright contributed to this report

http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/7161494/detroit-lions-claim-ex-chicago-bear-chris-harris

srrono
10-28-2011, 08:40 PM
I guess the Texans didn't want to take on his current contract



http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/7161494/detroit-lions-claim-ex-chicago-bear-chris-harris

damn day late dollar short

edo783
10-28-2011, 08:50 PM
that means texans passed on him lions with better record would be behind the Texans on waiver wire

IIRC, waiver claims are based on the previous years record, not the current year record. Given that, he never got to us to make a claim.

srrono
10-28-2011, 09:01 PM
I did not know that Thanks for info