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.