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Former Bears, Panthers safety Chris Harris retires

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One of the NFL’s best player Twitter accounts decided to call it a career this weekend.

Football, not Twitter.

Former Bears and Panthers (and briefly Lions and Jaguars) safety Chris Harris announced his retirement Saturday night. The former sixth-rounder finished his career with 16 interceptions and 14 career forced fumbles.

“After 8 awesome yrs in the NFL I’m deciding to retire,” he tweeted. “This was one heck of a ride and I’ve been extremely blessed to have played this game.”

Harris spent half his career with the Bears, but might have played his best football with the Panthers, forcing eight fumbles in 2007.

He’s also one of the most engaged players on the social network, active with fans and always willing to share his opinions, which we hope he continues.

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9 Responses to “Former Bears, Panthers safety Chris Harris retires”
  1. larryboodry says: Jan 27, 2013 10:25 AM

    Always liked him…Good luck in retirement, Chris!

  2. asublimeday says: Jan 27, 2013 10:29 AM

    Not the most flattering pic

  3. questforthesixthnotthelast2013 says: Jan 27, 2013 10:34 AM

    Helped make the game, thanks, have a good one sir!

  4. monstersofthemidway545051 says: Jan 27, 2013 11:13 AM

    Thanks Hitman Harris. Enjoy being rich in retirement.

  5. CKL says: Jan 27, 2013 1:44 PM

    I thought he played more than 8 yrs. Dang. He is a good dude and always seemed to be a great teammate. I wish him well.

  6. j4g3rb0mb3d says: Jan 27, 2013 2:12 PM

    Thanks for the memories, Chris. He hooked me up with a ticket to the Seahawks vs. Bears playoff game in ’10 for winning a Twitter contest, and I’ll never forget that.

  7. west4420 says: Jan 27, 2013 2:18 PM

    Chris, you played the game hard and helped the Bears and Panthers in the process.

    Have a good rest of your life.

  8. vicnocal says: Jan 27, 2013 3:20 PM

    Why don’t you post my earlier comment? Who moderates these blog entries?

  9. thegreatsantini56 says: Jan 28, 2013 8:41 PM

    Chris brought “the wood” when he played for the Panthers. Vaya con dios Chris. Twitter got you traded.

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