Tommie Harris Over Alex Brown: Decision Chicago Bears Regret

September 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

During the offseason, there was much gnashing of teeth over the decision to release defensive end Alex Brown. Many Bear fans rationalized this by considering Brown a trade for newly-signed, pass rusher extraordinaire, Julius Peppers.
What we now know that we didn't know then is the Bears needed to trim payroll following their free agent splurge. That decision probably could have been avoided if they had done one simple thing.
Not pay Tommie Harris a $2.5 million roster bonus in June.
At the time the Bears hoped the declining and oft-injured Harris was finally healthy and Mark Anderson would bounce back to his rookie form.
On Monday night, the Bears benched Harris. This was despite general manager Jerry Angelo's statement after the Packers game that Harris is healthy.
If Harris is healthy it certainly isn't obvious by his play in the first two games of the season.
The former Pro Bowler has only one tackle, two quarterback hits, and one fumble rec...

Read Complete Article at Bleacher Report - NFL
Article is property of BleacherReport.com

readers comments