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Tommie Harris

Tommie Harris - #90 - DT

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 295 lbs.
Birthday 04/29/1983
Birthplace Killeen, TX
College Oklahoma
Years played 9
Drafted 2004, 1st round, 14th pick by Bears

Chargers place Sanders on I.R., sign DL Harris

Posted Sept. 28, 2011 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Chargers placed SS Bob Sanders on injured reserve and signed DL Tommie Harris, the team announced.

Report: Colts add former Bears DT Harris

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 8:25 p.m. ET
The Colts have signed former Bears DT Tommie Harris to a one-year deal, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Bears release Harris, two others

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Monday that they have released DT Tommie Harris, LB Hunter Hillenmeyer and OT Kevin Shaffer.

Cardinals expecting more from Wells in 2011

Posted Feb. 27, 2011 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
Injuries have limited RB Beanie Wells' production, but Arizona expects its former first-round pick to contribute more in the coming season, according to NFC Whispers.

Thurmond on track to win Seahawks' CB job

Posted Jan. 30, 2011 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Walter Thurmond is a good bet to unseat Kelly Jennings as Seattle's starting right cornerback in 2011, according to NFC Whispers.

Bears fire back at Cutler critics

Posted Jan. 24, 2011 @ 9:34 p.m. ET
Bears players spent a great deal of their media session on Monday responding to those criticizing QB Jay Cutler's toughness.

DT Harris says he'd like to return if Bears want him

Posted Jan. 24, 2011 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
Some expect the Bears to release DT Tommie Harris this offseason, but Harris said Monday that he'd like to return if the team wants him.

Packers-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' battle against the archrival Bears in the NFC championship game Sunday at Soldier Field.

DT may be priority for Bears in draft

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 11:16 p.m. ET
While the Bears did more than just get by with an unremarkable collection of players at defensive tackle in 2010, there could be some significant personnel changes made at the position in the offseason.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 7:01 p.m. ET
This week, Hub says Jay Cutler definitely makes his list of the top 10 quarterbacks under 30 years old and that he'd be surprised if Tommie Harris is still with the Bears next season.

Three-and-out with Bears DT Matt Toeaina

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
PFW caught up with Bears DT Matt Toeaina this week and discussed his development and his relationship with the player he replaced in the starting lineup, Tommie Harris.

They said it: Bears edition

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
DT Tommie Harris said the Bears' defense will have several weapons to worry about stopping on Sunday.

Recent moves put Bears on notice

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
While head coach Lovie Smith has said he always has held players accountable during his tenure, some in the organization admitted that things are being handled differently this season.

Bears DT Harris active vs. Giants

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
Bears DT Tommie Harris was not on the list of inactive players released by the team in advance of its matchup vs. the Giants.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
This week we get PFW publisher and Bears expert Hub Arkush's take on Tommie Harris and when the Bears will lose their first game.

Smith: Harris 'still a big part' of Bears

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 6:05 p.m. ET
Bears head coach Lovie Smith discussed recently demoted DT Tommie Harris at a press conference Wednesday.

Bears’ 60-second rant: Harris' future not looking bright

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 7:15 p.m. ET
How does DT Tommie Harris go from being a starter to not being one of the Bears' best 45 players in eight days?

DT Harris among Bears' inactives

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
Bears DT Tommie Harris and WR Devin Aromashodu are inactive for Monday night's game against the Packers.

Bears DT Harris responds to Sapp's comments

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
Bears DT Tommie Harris responded to a recent critique in a discussion with reporters in the team's locker room on Wednesday.

Eagles pick Jean-Gilles over struggling Andrews

Posted Jan. 02, 2010 @ 9:55 p.m. ET
With free-agent acquisition Stacy Andrews failing to live up to expectations after offseason knee surgery, according to NFC Whispers, the Eagles have elected to plug Max Jean-Gilles into the ORG spot vacated when Nick Cole was forced to move to ...


Posted Aug. 03, 2011
The Indianapolis Colts have signed Harris.||||||| In Chicago, Harris was a three-time Pro Bowler and played a prominent role in the Bears' Super Bowl run during the 2006 season. But he's been hampered by injuries in recent years was released by the team in February. Coach Jim Caldwell says the Colts like Harris because he is familiar with Indy's defensive system.
Posted Feb. 28, 2011
The Bears have released Harris, a three-time Pro Bowl pick who had struggled in recent years because of injuries.||||||| A Pro Bowl pick from 2005 to 2007, Harris was limited by knee and hamstring problems the past few years and never regained his old disruptive form. He had signed a four-year, $40 million extension in June 2008 and was locked in through 2012, but the Bears decided to cut him loose after several ineffective seasons. He was a healthy scratch against Green Bay in September and finished the season with 13 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks in 15 games.
Posted Sept. 30, 2010
Harris says he wants to stay with the Chicago Bears even though they benched him for the game against the Green Bay Packers on Monday night.||||||| The three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle gave an emphatic no when asked if he wants to be traded. He says he loves the city and the team and that he plays hard "every time I'm out there."
Posted Sept. 27, 2010
The Bears say they will hold Harris out of Monday night's game against the Green Bay Packers on a coach's decision.||||||| The reasons behind that decision were not clear. A three-time Pro Bowl pick, Harris was benched for a game last season and suspended for one in 2008 because of detrimental conduct. He has also been limited by knee and hamstring injuries over the past four years, although he was not listed on the Bears' injury report leading up to Monday's game. He has insisted he is healthy but is off to a slow start with one tackle and a fumble recovery.
Posted Nov. 13, 2009
The NFL said Harris had been fined $7,500 for punching Cardinals offensive lineman Deuce Lutui on the fourth play from scrimmage in last Sunday's 41-21 loss.||||||| Harris was ejected and later apologized. He did not draw a suspension and that helps the beleaguered Bears defense.