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.

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