National Football League
Name  Tommie Harris
Born  10/29/1983
Height  6-3
Weight  295
College  Oklahoma
9/30/2010 11:04:00 PM
Description: The Chicago Sun Times reports Harris said he does not want to be traded after his Week 3 benching.
Insight: Harris acknowledged he has not played well this season, and will do "what's best for the team." (
9/28/2010 3:01:00 PM
Description: The Chicago Sun Times reports the Bears told Harris in the middle of last week he would not be active for Monday night's game against Green Bay.
Insight: Harris is healthy, and the move was not known to be discipline related. He is in the second year of a four-year, $40 million contract, so it stands to be next to impossible to trade him if the Bears wanted to go that route. (
8/3/2010 11:11:00 AM
Description: The Chicago Sun Times reports Harris has looked healthy and has made his presence known early in Bears' training camp.
Insight: Harris, a three-time Pro Bowler, could be primed for a bounce back season. (Rapid
4/14/2010 11:41:00 AM
Description: The Chicago Sun Times reports Harris admitted he did not play like a premier player in 2009.
Insight: Harris was slowed by injuries last season, but if he can be healthy he could return to his previous form. (
3/4/2010 11:54:00 AM
Description: According to the Chicago Sun Times, Harris is still a "strong candidate" to be released before his $2.5 million roster bonus is due in June.
Insight: The report ties Harris' status to the Bears' potential signing of Julius Peppers or Aaron Kampman, but Harris could benefit from the acquistion of a pass-rushing DE. (
2/26/2010 1:35:00 PM
Description: According to the Chicago Sun Times, Bears' head coach Lovie Smith insists Harris can still be an "impact player."
Insight: Harris began to play better toward the end of 2009, which could bode well for 2010. If he can play to his potential, the Bears' defense as a whole will have a good chance to improve. (
2/4/2010 11:31:00 AM
Description: The Chicago Tribune reports Harris will be surgery-free this offseason for the first time in three years.
Insight: If Harris can return to his previous form, the Bears could turn around their struggling run defense next season. (
11/9/2009 9:49:00 AM
Description: Harris was ejected from Sunday's game against Arizona after punching Cardinals' guard Deuce Lutui in the first quarter.
Insight: Harris is almost certain to be suspended for this incident, as his rough 2009 season continues. (SportsBuff.com0
10/30/2009 4:49:00 PM
Description: According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun Times, Harris will be active for Sunday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: Harris was deactivated for last week's game against Cincinnati, and his benching was likely performance-related since he has zero sacks so far this season. He has been dealing with some soreness in his left knee, but that does not appear to be an issue any longer. If he can return to his form of a couple years ago, that would obviously help the Bears' defense.(
10/28/2009 7:37:00 PM
Description: According to the Associated Press, Harris (knee) is not on Wednesday's injury report.
Insight: This would seem to support Harris' contention that injury was not the reason he was deactivated last week. He has zero sacks so far this season, so the deactivation was likely at least partially performance related. (
Doubtful10/26/2009 11:39:00 AM
Description: According to the Chicago Sun Times, Harris (right knee) said he doesn't have a knee injury.
Insight: Harris was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Cincinnati, and was not active even after working out prior to the game. Bears' GM Jerry Angelo had expressed some concern over Harris' performance (zero sacks) so far this season. It will be interesting to see how this situation turns out. (
Questionable10/23/2009 3:41:00 PM
Description: According to the Chicago Tribune, Harris (knee) is not expected to play this week against Cincinnati.
Insight: Harris has had a disappointing season to this point, with zero sacks. In his absence, the Bears would likely use a rotation including rookie Jarron Gilbert. (
Steady7/24/2009 9:29:00 AM
Description: New Bears defensive line coach Rod Marinelli thinks Harris is ready to resume playing at a top level. "He seems pretty healthy," Marinelli said in the Sporting News Today.
Insight: Harris is an excellent interior defensive lineman, when healthy. He hasn't missed many games, but still doesn't make for much value in IDP leagues. (
Questionable9/29/2008 11:06:00 PM
Description: Harris ended up missing the Sunday night victory over the Eagles because of a knee injury after getting mad during the week about being asked too many questions about his hurting knee.
Insight: Pair this absence with the fact that he has no sacks through three games, and this is a guy you don't want as an IDP. (
Questionable9/26/2008 8:17:00 PM
Description: Harris did not practice on Friday because of a knee injury, but the Chicago Tribune reports that Harris expects to play Sunday night.
Insight: It looks like we'll have to get used to Harris missing a lot of practice this year. It doesn't mean he won't be on the field on Sundays. (