Chris Harris won't have to wait long for a chance to burn his former team. But they won't have to wait long for a chance to burn him, either.
Harris' agent, Albert Elias, has confirmed that the Detroit Lions have claimed the former Bears starting safety, who was released Thursday. The Bears play the Lions on Nov. 13 at Soldier Field.
''It's going to be weird,'' Harris told the Detroit Free Press. ''It's going to be kind of a surreal feeling, but I think it's going to be fun. It's definitely going to be fun.''
Injuries have left the Lions thin at safety. Starters Louis Delmas (hip) and Amari Spievey (hamstring) have both been hurt his season. Vincent Fuller (elbow) was put on injured reserve Friday. Erik Coleman (sprained ankle) was put on injured reserve on Oct. 13. John Wendling, who started for Spievey against the Bears, had a bum knee earlier this season.