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Bears release safety Chris Harris

Bears safety Chris Harris was released by team Thursday. | Getty Images

Bears safety Chris Harris was released by the team on Thursday. | Getty Images

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Updated: October 27, 2011 10:56AM

Days after starting against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in London, veteran safety Chris Harris was released by the Bears on Thursday.

The Bears on Wednesday worked out defensive linemen and two safeties, Darcel McBath and Tom Nelson, who played at Illinois State and is from Arlington Heights.

Harris was expected to return to the bench, when Major Wright got healthy. Wright said earlier in the week he expected to return after the bye.

“I was just released this morning by the Bears,” Harris wrote on his Twitter account. “Thank u for the opp to play football n do what I luv. I’m looking toward my next venture.”

“This business known as the NFL is a strange one,” he wrote. “Chicago I want to thank u for all the luv u have shown me over the yrs. u will b missed.”

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