The agent for safety Chris Harris insisted the opportunity to shop for a new club isn't personal and downplayed any problems if his client remains with the Bears.
"Jerry is a mentor to me. We go back a long way," agent Albert Elias said. "He does things the right way.
"This was a situation where I wasn't happy, and I had to represent my client. At the end of the day, we shook hands, hugged each other and moved on. It's nothing personal. It's business," Elias said.
Asked if Harris would create any problems if he stayed on the team, Elias said, "No.
"Chris will be a head coach one day. We're not just going to be traded to any team. All we wanted was an opportunity. If it doesn't work out, then Chris will be a back up and support his team."