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Chargers sign former Bears D-Lineman Tommie Harris, Sanders to IR

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  1. bigmike.x.09

    bigmike.x.09 Well-Known Member

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    The former Bears defensive lineman agreed to a one-year deal with San Diego and will fortify the defensive line. Safety Bob Sanders also will be placed on Reserve-Injured.



    SAN DIEGO – The Chargers signed defensive lineman Tommie Harris to a one-year contract Wednesday and placed safety Bob Sanders[​IMG] on Reserve-Injured with a knee injury.
    Harris, a two-time All-Pro, provides reinforcement along the injury-riddled defensive line. Luis Castillo[​IMG] (tibia) andJacques Cesaire[​IMG] (knee) aren’t expected back for a period of time and the team was uncertain of Corey Liuget[​IMG]’s status this week (calf).
    Harris spent all seven of his NFL seasons with the Chicago Bears, making the Pro Bowl each year from 2005-07. He started double-digit games at defensive tackle every year until 2010, when he played in 15 games (six as a starter).
    Harris made a career-best eight sacks in ’07. His Bears team lost Super Bowl XLI to Sanders and the Indianapolis Colts after the ’06 season. The Bears released Harris in February after he lost his starting job during last season. Indianapolis signed Harris in August but released him as part of final cuts Sept. 3.
    Sanders was signed by the Chargers this offseason after seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. He made 14 tackles in two games before being injured. Steve Gregory[​IMG] started last week in his place.
    “All we wished for Bob was good health and hoped to turn him loose to do his thing, which was being one great, physical, highly-competitive player,” General Manager A.J. Smith said. “It didn’t work out for him or us, and we wish him the very best. He was with us a very short time, but made a positive impact with our team in many ways, and I’ll always appreciate that.”
    The former NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 built a reputation with the Colts as one of the hardest-hitting players in the league, earning Pro Bowl selections in ’05 and ’07. The Associated Press made Sanders the fourth safety in NFL history to claim Defensive Player of the Year honors. He recorded 96 tackles, 3.5 sacks and two interceptions that season, a year after he helped the Colts to their second Super Bowl championship in franchise history.
    Sanders’ physical play forced him to the sideline due to injuries much of his career. He has played in just 50 games in eight seasons.
    http://www.chargers.com/news/articl...-reserve/e7b8db4a-bae5-4250-aeb4-91edbbea092b
     
  2. Nutz&Boltz

    Nutz&Boltz BoltTalker

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    This is straight bs!
     
  3. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    No ******* way. :(

    I'm speechless.
     
  4. Nutz&Boltz

    Nutz&Boltz BoltTalker

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    not the tommie harris part..
     
  5. Buck Melanoma

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    I hope Sanders just bows out of the NFL. It's obvious that he just can't stay healthy.

    Time for Stuckey to step up.
     
  6. L.T Bolt

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    Bob Sanders Could Have Been One Of The All-Time Greats... I Really Wanted Him To Revive His Career Here I Did... But His Body's Not Durable Anymore.. When He Mentioned All You Can Wonder Is What If.. How Good Would He Have Been If He Could Stay Healthy, His Career Is Over... Every Year Injuries Pile Up For San Diego :unsure:
     
  7. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Who??? :confused:

    ;)
     
  8. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Check your "caps lock" key........ #imjustsaying ;)
     
  9. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Ironic that we replace a high motor guy like Sanders with a soft putz like Harris.
     
  10. Buck Melanoma

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    You know - yet another DB that AJ drafted. :cool:
     
  11. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Wait........ what??? They're moving Harris to safety?!?!? :roflmao:
     
  12. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    He has to beat out that stud Oliver first. ;)
     
  13. Buck Melanoma

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    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight ..... but wait ..... Oliver came in after Mouton was IR'd .... doesn't that mean he's an ILB? :roflmao:
     
  14. BoltFanDan

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    Injuries aren't just piling up for us...it's every single team. Goes to show...no ota's and just 4 weeks to get ready was a recipe for disaster....I blame the lockout myself. It is cleary obvious it's having a disastrous effect on this NFL season for all teams.
     
  15. Blue Bolt

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    Since he was sitting on the couch eating Ho-Ho's when the Chargers called, that doesn't surprise me. ;)
     
  16. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    Good depth on the line. All he needs is to have one more good 1/2 season in him.
     
  17. Nutz&Boltz

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    I really like Stuckey, I'm actually kinda happy that he got hurt early and not later at least we can't blame the injury if we don't get the defense together. Give Stuckey a chance, he can play!
     
  18. Fouts

    Fouts I heart Deano!

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    Good thing I didn't waste my time converting my CRO jersey to Sanders. :-x
     
  19. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Very unfortunate and at best it was a shot in the dark. Hopefully one of the young'uns can step up and make a name for themselves.
     
  20. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    I'm sad about Sanders :(

    He's a good dude and it's disappointing to see he's down for another season, especially so soon.
     
  21. SuperCharger92

    SuperCharger92 Winners Win

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    Gregory will deff start instead.. I'd like to see Stuckey and possibly Gilchrist in the future there.. Tommie Harris wasn't a bad signing for the defensive line.. but yet again another new face in the defense..

    Really unfortunate for Bob guy had 14 tackles in 2 games.. he was deff on pace for a career year.. its too bad he won't be returning next year for sure.. last one we need to lose is Gates! :mad:
     
  22. ntman68

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    Bummed about Sanders, but the Harris signing is curious when Travis Johnson was still out there. They must really be down on old trapj99.
     
  23. Brundlefly

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    Jesus Christ
     
  24. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Travis Johnson was worthless. I'm not a fan of Tommie Harris because of his low motor, but when the guy turns it on he can be dominating. Some of AJ's best pickups have been mid-season due to injuries, lets hope he knows what he's doing now.

    At worst he'll be Travis Johnson, just playing patty cake with the O-line.
     
  25. AnteaterCharger

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    That's what makes me scratch my head about the pick up of Harris. He hasn't shown any motor, driver or determination since probably the Bears super bowl season when he was damn near unblockable. He has been injured and hasn't been able to be of use to even more defense deprived teams like the Colts (who have been weak at DT for years). Further more he's always been a UT in a 4-3, never played in a 3-4 and never shown any ability to hold up against tackles

    So why in the world did we sign him unless either A) there's something in him we don't see or B) He really was the best option out there? I'm hoping for A but expecting B and nothing of worth there
     
  26. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    :mad:

    Bob Sanders =

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  27. BOLT POWER

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    Me too, but when we signed him I was crossing my fingers hoping we could get one whole season out of him. But after 3 games and he's done. At least we got him cheap:(
     
  28. ThunderHorse17

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    Fixed it for ya.
     
  29. chargerlipz

    chargerlipz Leading the league in nose hairs.

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    I think Clinton Hart is available.
     
  30. Scott the Rock

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    This is really sh!!Ty!
     

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