Bears safety Chris Harris valiantly fought through an injury last week to play his heart out in the Bears' 21-14 loss to the Packers on Sunday. Only Brian Urlacher and Danieal Manning had more tackles.
So he knows of what he speaks when he defended Jay Cutler from criticism by other NFL players for not being tough enough when Cutler was unable to finish the game. Among the players were the Jaguars Maurice Jones-Drew and the Eagles Asante Samuel.
''It's kind of a slap in the face,'' Harris said. ''It's kind of an unwritten code for players to [not] bash another player based on an injury. It would have been easy for me to say, 'Hey, Maurice Jones-Drew, you should have played our last two games of the season even though you have an injury and your team is still fighting for a playoff spot.' I could do that, but I'm not going to do it.''