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Sunday, September 28, 2008
Hester in, Harris out for Bears

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

CHICAGO -- Bears receiver/kick returner Devin Hester will be in uniform tonight. Defensive tackle Tommie Harris will not.

Hester will give it a go two weeks after tearing cartilage in his rib cage. We're not expecting him to play every down on offense, but Hester could at least give the Bears some juice on special teams.

Meanwhile, Harris apparently won't play because of a knee injury that has bothered him since training camp. He has refused to make the connection between the knee and his slow start this season, but perhaps the Bears are. Or, they're at least giving Harris some time down to get himself straight.

Harris doesn't have a sack this season and his loss won't be felt as much as you might think. The Bears will start Israel Idonije in his place, and also have Anthony Adams and Marcus Harrison in reserve. A healthy Idonije is pretty close to an injured Tommie Harris.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb (chest) is active. Running back Brian Westbrook (ankle) won't play.