Bears Cut Harris, Hillenmeyer And Shaffer

On Monday, the Chicago Bears terminated the contracts of veterans Tommie Harris, Hunter Hillenmeyer and Kevin Shaffer.

Harris, a former Pro-Bowler, started 90 of 104 career games over his seven years as a Bear. He had 286 tackles, 28.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and was given the team’s 2007 Ed Block Courage Award and 2004 Brian Piccolo Award.

Hillenmeyer had 458 tackles, seven sacks and two interceptions in his 101 career games, 69 of which were as a starter.

Shaffer started seven games at right tackle over his two seasons with the Bears. He’s played in 132 career NFL games with Atlanta (2002-05), Cleveland (2006-08) and Chicago.

  • Tree Hate Me

    Let the Matt Toeiana Era begin!

  • Tom Zelenik

    No more blind dog.

  • the hole in Adolfo Soriano's gold glove

    about four years too late with Harris.

  • Spoon

    Awwww! Good luck Hunter!!!

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  • Val

    Right on Spoon!!!..Hillenmeyer did alot of unappreciated work. The punch out of the ball from Adrian Peterson on the last Monday night game a couple of years ago that led to a Bears victory on a Cutler to Aromashadu overtime pass play is still on my Tevo…Played alot of good ball..Thanks Hunter, and good luck……..


    Best wishes guys. Thank you.

  • FletchGuy

    The Hunter release doesnt make much sense as he has saved the Bears butt more then once last few years and his money was minimal.

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