Tommie Harris‘ return to the Bears’ starting lineup didn’t last long.
Officials ejected Harris on the fifth play of Sunday’s game at Soldier Field after the three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle threw a punch at Cardinals OL Deuce Lutui, who was down on the ground. The Bears were issued a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness.
Harris sat out last Sunday’s 45-10 loss to the Bengals after missing an entire week of practice. At first, Bears coach Lovie Smith said he benched Harris because of a sore left knee but later admitted that he wanted to see the veteran practice before he played in a game.