Bears safety Chris Harris played three years with WR Steve Smith in Carolina. Smith, 32, asked to be traded late last season and it is expected he will move on from Carolina. Chicago could be the landing spot.
Harris had this to say about Smith’s possible move to the Bears:
“If the opportunity is there, why not?” Harris said Thursday on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “You can never have enough big-time playmakers on your team.
“We have plenty of those on our team now. It definitely wouldn’t hurt to have another one.”
“I’ve been working out with Steve during this lockout. He’s in great shape,” Harris said. “He’s looking just as good as he’s been the previous years, so I’m trying to persuade him a little bit if things can go that way.
“But I think we have great receivers in the system that we have right now. They made that thing work last year in the first year [under offensive coordinator Mike Martz]. I figure in the second year they’ll really flourish under that.”
“I’ve heard the rumors. I’ve heard the rumors of him, the rumors of Santana Moss, I’ve heard all those rumors,” Harris said. “So I’ve heard that rumor about him and Chicago, and I was messing with him telling him I can show you around the city if you come on down next season.”
“He’s an excellent guy,” Harris said. “I had a chance to play with him for three seasons. He’s a guy that wants to win. He wants to win at all costs. He’s a competitor. If I was going down a dark alley and a fight was going to break out, I would definitely have him with me. He’s one of those scrappy kind of players that you love to have on your team.”
All quotes from ESPNChicago.com
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