Bears release Chris Harris

Days after starting against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in London, veteran safety Chris Harris was released by the Bears this morning.

The Bears on Wednesday worked out defensive linemen and two safeties, Darcel McBath and Tom Nelson, who played at Illinois State and is from Arlington Heights. But early indications are the Bears will not fill the roster spot with either of those players.

Harris was expected to return to the bench, when Major Wright got healthy. Wright said earlier in the week he expected to return after the bye.

“I was just released this morning by the Bears,” Harris wrote on his Twitter account. “Thank u for the opp to play football n do what I luv. I’m looking toward my next venture.”

“This business known as the NFL is a strange one,” he wrote. “Chicago I want to thank u for all the luv u have shown me over the yrs. u will b missed.”

UPDATE: The Bears website confirmed the news of Harris’ release at 9 a.m.

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