Rumors have been going around that ex-Bears DT Tommie Harris has a strong chance of being signed once again. Tommie Harris was the star defensive lineman for the Bears from 2004 - 2010. Tommie Harris had 213 total tackles, 28.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, and one interception in his seven years with the Bears. Harris had been to the Pro Bowl three times (2005, 2006, 2007) and had been an All-Pro is 2005. Harris had been cut in the 2011 offseason after durability issues and low productivity in the prior season.
After being cut, Harris had signed with the Indianapolis Colts but was cut once again a few weeks afterwards. After being cut the second time the San Diego Chargers signed him and had been the back-up/starter for the DE position for the remainder of the 2011-2012 season. Harris's production hasen't improved a great deal since being cut by the Bears but it has improved to the point where signing him would be a great choice for the Bears. The Bears currently only have three DTs: Paea, Melton, and Toeaina. Adding a veteran DT would bring in a lot including depth. Overall, signing Harris would be a smart move by the Bears and would also bring a familiar face back into the locker room.
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