Tommie Harris DL SD May 03 '79

Free agent DT Tommie Harris worked out for the Bucs on Tuesday.

Harris, 30, was out of the league last year, and he hasn't garnered a Rotoworld blurb in over 14 months. The former No. 14 overall pick of the Bears last played for the Chargers in 2011, registering 13 tackles and three sacks.

Tommie Harris DL SD Feb 17 '78

The Bears have "talked about" re-signing free agent DT Tommie Harris.

Harris was cut by Chicago last offseason, when he was scheduled to earn $5.3 million. After losing Amobi Okoye and cutting Anthony Adams, there's a fresh need for depth up front. Harris would be no higher than fourth on depth chart if he's brought back. "He could be productive in stretches," one personnel director said of Harris recently. "But he has degenerative knees. It will be a question as to whether or not he can get through a season."

Tommie Harris DL SD Jul 17 '77

Chargers DE Tommie Harris will play roughly 18 snaps per game going forward.

That's how many Harris played in his Bolts debut last Sunday, and it's a number HC Norv Turner would like to hold him at. Harris has just 4.5 sacks since the end of the 2008 season, and is far from a slam dunk to last through the end of the year in San Diego.

Tommie Harris DL SD Jul 08 '77

Chargers signed DL Tommie Harris, formerly of the Colts.

Formerly a three-technique defensive tackle in Indianapolis and Chicago, Harris was announced as a "DE" in San Diego's press release. He's playing in a 3-4 scheme for the first time in his life. The Chargers can't expect much from Harris, whose pass-rushing burst is long gone. He'll back up RE Corey Liuget.

Tommie Harris DL SD Jun 13 '77

Colts released DT Tommie Harris.

Harris flashed in the third preseason game, recording a sack and a pass defensed against Green Bay. A 90-game starter with the Bears over seven years, Harris may be a candidate to reunite with former coordinator Ron Rivera in Carolina.

Tommie Harris DL SD May 13 '77

The Colts have reportedly signed DT Tommie Harris to a one-year contract.

New England was also interested. The Colts haven't traditionally been a team that looks outside the organization for help, but they've added three former first-round picks in the past two days (Ernie Sims, Jamaal Anderson). The Colts and Bears run similar defensive schemes, so it makes sense to take a flier on Harris. Expectations should be low, as knee injuries have sapped Harris' power.

Tommie Harris DL SD May 11 '77

The Patriots will host free agent DT Tommie Harris for a private workout on Monday.

It's another indication that the Patriots are moving to a truer 4-3 defense. Harris, in his prime, was a penetrating three-technique tackle and not a fit for a 3-4. He has obvious medical concerns and hasn't been an effective pass rusher since 2007-2008, but it can't hurt to kick the 28-year-old's tires.