Agent: Bears safety Chris Harris granted permission to seek trade

From getting hurt, to playing woefully hurt, now to being a surprise inactive – the second go-around for Bears safety Chris Harris is all but over.

According to Harris’ agent Albert Elias the Bears have given the unhappy defensive back permission to explore a deal.

“(Bears general manager) Jerry Angelo and I just got off the phone. He’s been a mentor and a father-figure to me. The fact that he’s doing the right thing on Chris Harris’ behalf by granting us an opportunity to explore a trade goes a long way with us,” Elias said.

The Louisiana-Monroe product displayed his professionalism addressing the sticky situation.

“I requested a trade, I sure did,” Harris said. “I don’t know if I’ll be traded or not. I’ve definitely requested one, and the trade deadline is tomorrow, so that’s a very small window of time, so it’s not to say anything is going to be done.

“And if nothing is done, I’ll be here in Chicago for the remainder of this season. If my number gets called again, I’ll go out there and ball out and it will be what it is.”

“If there’s no trade made, I’m still going to be a Chicago Bear, and I’ll go to work every day and conduct myself accordingly, the way I should and be professional about it,” he said.

In conclusion, I like what I see so far from the Wright/Conte combination to part ways with Harris, granted, we receive a fourth or a fifth-round pick for the veteran safety.


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