CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 12: Tommie Harris #91 of the Chicago Bears pressures Shaun Hill #14 of the Detroit Lions during the NFL season opening game at Soldier Field on September 12 2010 in Chicago Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 19-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

DT Tommie Harris Reportedly Visiting Patriots

The Patriots continue to look for more players by reportedly bringing in DT Tommie Harris for a visit.

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Tommie Harris Working Out With New England Patriots, According To Report

What, you thought the New England Patriots were done making moves? After a couple of blockbuster trades that netted them DT Albert Haynesworth and WR Chad Ochocinco, the Patriots are back at it again bringing in former Chicago Bears DT Tommie Harris for a visit, according to the Boston Herald

Harris was released by the Bears on Feb. 28 before the NFL lockout began so he's been without a team all summer. There have been some rumors that the Patriots are tweaking their defense and bringing in Harris, who has only played in a 4-3 defense, could support that line of thinking.

Harris has been with the Bears since they picked him up with their first round pick in the 2004 NFL draft. He's been bogged down by injuries in recent years but the Patriots have a way of taking players like this and reviving their careers so it'll be interesting to see what happens if they decide to pick him up.

We'll see if the Pats pick him up. It would be a good fit for him if there's enough playing time.


DT Tommie Harris Among Three Released By Chicago Bears

The Tommie Harris is over in Chicago. The Bears have announced that they've released three players including Harris. Also on their way out is LB Hunter Hillenmeyer and OT Kevin Shaffer.

The news isn't completely shocking considering Harris had over $9 million due to him in 2011. He began his career as the Bears first round pick in the 2004 draft and quickly established himself as one of the dominant defensive tackles in the game garnering Pro Bowl nods in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Harris signed a four-year, $40 million contract in 2008 that made him the highest paid defensive tackle in the league at the time. Since that point, though, Harris has struggled with injuries and hasn't been nearly as effective as he was early in his career.

Harris is now a free agent and eligible to sign with any team. However, he can not sign with a team after March 3rd, when the CBA between the owners and players is expected to expire. So if he wants to secure a team in 2011, he'll have to act fast.

SB Nation's Windy City Gridiron suggests this may have the Bears looking closely at a defensive tackle in the 2011 NFL draft.

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