Harris hoping to chill less, tackle more

Defensive tackle reveals knee surgery

Originally Published: August 5, 2009
By Jerry Bonkowski | ESPNChicago.com

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- For the past five years, Tommie Harris has been big, bad and boisterous; the kind of guy that thrives on being the center of attention.

But take the Bears' defensive tackle out of his element -- the starting lineup or regular practices -- and you get the "anti-Tommie," a full-of-life guy who is suddenly and uncharacteristically flummoxed.

After starting training camp seemingly good as new more than 10 days ago, he's been held back from practice the past couple ...

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