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Panthers trade S Harris to Bears for LB Williams

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers traded starting strong safety Chris Harris to the Chicago Bears on Tuesday, continuing their offseason roster overhaul.The Panthers got reserve linebacker Jamar Williams in the deal, while Harris returns to Chicago less than three years after he was traded to Carolina.Harris was deemed expendable after he struggled some in 2009 and Carolina added depth at safety."Chris is going back to an organization where he has familiarity and we wish him the very best," Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said in a statement. "He has done everything we have asked and has been a valuable member of our team. Right now we have some young safeties who will get the opportunity to continue to earn playing time."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....

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