NFL: Panthers trade S Harris to Bears for LB Williams
By MIKE CRANSTON
AP Sports Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers have traded starting strong safety Chris Harris to the Chicago Bears, continuing their offseason overhaul.
The Panthers get linebacker Jamar Williams in Tuesday's deal, while Harris returns to Chicago less than three years after he was traded to Carolina.
Harris joins starters Jake Delhomme, Brad Hoover, Muhsin Muhammad, Damione Lewis, Maake Kemoeatu and Na'il Diggs who have moved on because of Carolina's youth movement. The Panthers also let Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers leave in free agency.
The 25-year-old Williams has played in all 16 games in each of the past three seasons with the Bears, but hadn't been able to win a starting job with Lance Briggs in front of him.