Following an unsuccessful attempt at forcing his way out of town, Chris Harris has finally received his wish — walking papers from the Bears.

Per ESPNChicago.com, the Bears released Harris, one week after the veteran strong safety asked to be traded.

Upon learning of the news, Harris tweeted that he appreciated his time in the Windy City, but is excited for what the future holds with another organization.

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

Although he was a second-team All-Pro in 2010, Harris’ play took a turn for the worst this season as he was constantly beaten badly in coverage; the low point coming in Week 5 against the Lions and receiver Calvin Johnson, who burned him deep for a 73-yard score.

The Bears then chose to bench Harris, who subsequently requested to be dealt but found no interested takers and was forced to remain in Chicago for the time being.

Now officially on the open market, the 29-year-old Harris should receive a few looks as he is still a solid player in run support and a playmaker on the ball, having recorded 15 interceptions and 12 forced fumbles in 88 career games.

He would be a valuable asset to another club down the stretch — just don’t expect good results if he’s left alone with an elite wideout.


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