BOURBONNAIS, IL - AUGUST 06: Chris Harris #46 of the Chicago Bears smiles as fans sing "Happy Birthday" as he walks to a summer training camp practice at Olivet Nazarene University on August 6, 2011 in Bourbonnais, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The Detroit Lions claimed defensive back Chris Harris on Friday. Harris was waived by the Chicago Bears earlier in the week.
The Detroit Lions claimed safety Chris Harris off of waivers from the Chicago Bears on Friday, according to the player's agent. Harris was released on Thursday after starting all three games he appeared in for the team this season.
Harris made the All-Pro Second Team after a 2010 season for the Bears that saw him record 50 tackles and grab five interceptions while forcing a pair of fumbles, but the 29-year-old veteran was waived earlier in the week after not being able to find any suitable trade offers prior to the NFL trade deadline.
Albert Elias, Harris's agent and the president of Elias Sports Management, tweeted "Chris Harris claimed by the Detroit Lions! Congrats Chris!" on Friday afternoon. The Lions are obviously looking for help in the secondary this week after signing fellow defensive back Don Carey earlier in the week.
Harris will have his first crack at his old team when the Lions face-off against the Bears on Nov. 13 at Soldier Field.