Originally posted on NBC Chicago  |  Last updated 10/27/11
Farewell, friend. Chris Harris was released from the Bears today after a tumultuous season that included a hamstring injury, getting benched, a trade request, and then starting again. He was in his seventh season in the NFL, four of which were with the Bears. Though Harris led the team in interceptions and was all-Pro last season, he fell out of favor with the Bears brass after Chicago lost to Detroit. In the last year of his contract, Harris requested a trade, but the trade deadline passed without any movement. At that point he said he was going to stick it out in Chicago. The Bears had other plans. Harris has long been a fan favorite because of his openness, particularly on Twitter and through his blog. He would engage in conversations with fans about everything from politics and religion to fantasy football. The birth of his son, his frustration with the lockout, and his joy to be playing again were all moments Harris shared with his fans. Bears fans even serenaded hi...
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