Tommie Harris missed his third consecutive day of practice Friday and there is a chance the three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle will not play Sunday against Philadelphia. He is listed as questionable on the injury report.
"However you put it,'' coach Lovie Smith responded when asked if Harris was injured or just sore. "He's not in position to practice right now, whether that's injury, soreness or all of the above."
The Bears have been disappointed in Harris' production thus far. He's registered two tackles and one stop for loss through three games.
Harris said he would "see you on the field Sunday'' before going third-person on the situation.
"Close," Harris said when asked if he was near where he should be. "He went on vacation and I think he just got back this week. We'll see how he goes.
"Hopefully I can get all you guys back on my bandwagon when I make a couple more plays. I miss you guys. See you guys later. Tommie just got in from vacation this week and hopefully he is ready to play because he has been taking some time off. Hopefully everything is alright with him. We'll see what he does Sunday. I'm excited for him."
Asked about the possibility that he might not play, he acknowledged it was a possibility.
"[Harris] has to show up though, no question," Harris said. "No question. They gave him all that money. I guess since he plays for the money he better do something now since they paid him all that money. That's what they say, right? `He got a new deal, he shut it down.' I've always played for the money? Get out of here. See you guys Sunday."
As for the rest of the injury report, Brandon Lloyd (hip) and Devin Hester (rib) are questionable. Both had limited participation in practice. Defensive end Alex Brown (left ankle) and cornerback Nathan Vasher (shoulder) had full participation and are probable.