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LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Bears DT Tommie Harris responded to a recent critique in a discussion with reporters in the team's locker room on Wednesday.
Former Buccaneers and Raiders DT Warren Sapp called Harris a "blind dog in a meat house" in an interview with a Chicago sports talk radio show Wednesday morning.
"That's what I am," Harris said. "I agree with what Warren says. Warren knows my (phone) number though. If he has anything to say, he can call me."
Harris was asked if those comments might motivate him heading into Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
"I could care less what he says," Harris said. "It looks like he's got that job and it's just to blast football players, not to motivate. It doesn't bother me at all. I just know I have to go out there and do my job."
Harris said Sapp, an NFL Network analyst, usually Tweets or texts him, but he didn't ask Sapp to call him to discuss the "blind dog" comment.
"I was surprised," he said, before delivering a message to Sapp. "Thanks for saying that on air, but you know my number. Call me anytime, Warren."