Will Bears trade Chris Harris?

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The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 18.

I suspect there’s a chance that the Bears will ship safety Chris Harris elsewhere before then.

There’s a clear divide between player and club.

Harris intercepted five passes last season, and he was named an All-Pro. But the Bears have treated him like a rent-a-player, drafting yet another safety (Chris Conte) and not making much of an effort to re-sign him to a contract, since his current deal expires after this season.

He was sidelined for three games, and his play was seemingly missed. But, in a start against the Detroit Lions, he and Brandon Meriweather had rough games, and they were both benched during the week.

The surprise, however, is that Harris was also inactive.

He wasn’t available for comment, but Harris had some interesting posts on his Twitter account.

At 12:10, he wrote, “It’s a beautiful day for football.”

Then, about four hours later, he wrote, “… God will never put more on you than you can bear.”

At 5:11, he wrote, “Most difficulties we face [are] pretty insignificant in the big scheme of things.”

Then, after the game, he wrote, “Speak to me Lord!”

In the end, if given a chance, the Bears may take anything for Harris.

Bears coach Lovie Smith suggested Harris didn’t play because he doesn’t play special teams.

“That was the main reason Chris didn’t dress,” Smith said.

There, of course, has to be more. And if so, since he’ll be a free-agent after the season anyway, the Bears may find a suitor who is thin at the position.

Behind starters Major Wright and rookie Chris Conte is Harris, Meriweather, Craig Steltz and undrafted rookie Anthony Walters.

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