When the Bears released veteran defensive lineman Tommie Harris on February 28, it was a move that was probably long overdue. Between injuries and other issues, he had been suspended twice and had only shown brief flashes of the player that made three Pro Bowls in his first four seasons.
Still, the move means that there is a starting slot open on the Bears' front four. Will they replace Harris with someone internal? Or will they look to the draft, free agency or even a possible trade?
Let's examine the options and potential moves Jerry Angelo might make as the Bears head into their first season without Harris since 2004.
If there is a season, that is...