Photo courtesy: Arizona
Photo courtesy: Arizona

Son of former Bears player signs free agent deal


by - Senior Editor -

Former Arizona defensive end Jalen Harris has signed a rookie free agent deal with the Chicago Bears according to multiple reports on Sunday.

Harris, a long, athletic prospect, is the son of former Bears player Sean Harris, who was a third-round pick in 1995 after playing at Arizona from 1991-1994.

Harris, who stands at 6-foot-5 and weighs 265 pounds, had a productive college career at Arizona, starting all 12 games at defensive end in 2022 and recording a career-high 51 tackles, including 7.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. He also forced a fumble and deflected three passes.

During his time at Arizona, Harris amassed 171 total tackles, 26 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, 11 pass deflections, and three forced fumbles.

Harris is excited for the opportunity to play for the Bears as he took to Twitter to express his gratitude, saying "All Glory to God, I’ll give this opportunity everything I have."

With Harris' size and speed, he could potentially provide depth at the defensive end position and be a valuable asset on special teams.

For Harris, signing with the Bears is a dream come true, as he follows in his father's footsteps and becomes a part of the storied franchise.

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