Bears’ Harris vows to play against Green Bay
Chicago Bears safety Chris Harris practiced Friday on a limited
basis for the first time this week after suffering a hip pointer in
a playoff win over Seattle on Sunday.
Harris, listed as questionable, said he’s ”definitely playing”
in this week’s NFC championship game against Aaron Rodgers and the
Green Bay Packers and is feeling ”a lot” better.
He was injured in the first half against the Seahawks, forcing
the Bears to go with rookie Major Wright and Josh Bullocks. Harris
tied cornerback Charles Tillman for the team lead with five
interceptions in his first season back with Chicago after spending
the previous three in Carolina.
The Packers have been hit hard by injuries all season, but their
situation going into the game is relatively stable.
Outside linebacker Frank Zombo is listed as out because of a
knee injury, and backup offensive lineman Jason Spitz is
questionable with a calf injury.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy rested some veteran players this
week, including cornerback Charles Woodson, left tackle Chad
Clifton, and defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins and Ryan Pickett. All
are listed as probable.
Outside linebacker Erik Walden (shoulder) and inside linebacker
A.J. Hawk (knee) were added to the injury report Friday but are
listed as probable.