It looked like things were getting much better for Bears safety Chris Harris and his hamstring when he had full participation in practice Wednesday, after missing the Bears' last two games, which they of course lost. Well, it turns out that things just got worse.

Harris suffered a setback with the hamstring on Wednesday, and is expected to miss at least the next two games according to Brad Biggs. I'd hope the Bears can get by without him against the Panthers at home on Sunday, but next week's game is a Monday Night Football game in Detroit, against an offense that is tearing it up in the air right now. And that's unlikely to stop anytime soon with the Stafford-Megatron combo.

There is some good news in regards to the safety position though, in that Major Wright is "Probable" after suffering a head/neck injury in week two.

In other Bears injury news, running back Marion Barber(calf) will finally make his Bears debut. Expect him to immediately step in as the backup to Matt Forte, and be the primary back in short yardage and goal line situations. Well, he should be at least, but we'll see what the Bears decide on Sunday.

Also, tight end Matt Spaeth sat out practice and is "Questionable". If he's out, look for undrafted rookie tight end Kyle Adams to get more playing time.

As for the Panthers, cornerback Chris Gamble is "Doubtful", and right tackle Jeff Otah was downgraded from "Probable" to "Questionable".

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