The Chicago Bears
have parted ways with veteran strong safety Chris Harris
Multiple sources told the Tribune that Harris was released Thursday morning. He started in the Bears' 24-18 victory over Tampa Bay in London with Major Wright
nursing a hip injury.
Harris told the Tribune he did not ask to be released, and later told "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on WMVP-AM 1000 that he didn't know why he was let go. Harris said he was notified of his release by coach Lovie Smith
and was told that the team wanted to go younger at the safety position.
Harris said in the radio interview that he was healthy and hoped to hook on with another NFL
team. Harris also said he didn't believe his release was related to his Twitter
activity, which included one tweet that questioned whether everyone associated with the Bears was being held accountable for the team's struggles.
"I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason," Harris said. "I'm going to keep moving on. There's nothing that can happen to me that can get my spirits down."
The Bears announced the news via a release after Harris had confirmed it via two tweets on his Twitter account (@ChrisHarrisNFL).
"I was just released this morning by the Bears," Harris tweeted. "Thank u for the opp to play football n do what I luv. I'm looking toward my next venture.
"This Business known as the #NFL is a strange one. Chicago I want to thank u for all the luv u have shown me over the yrs. u will b missed