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Bears Coach Smith Wants to See Harris Practice
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Bears coach Lovie Smith wants to see defensive tackle Tommie Harris practicing more often before he puts the Pro Bowler into a game.

Smith said he held Harris out of the lineup against Cincinnati because Harris did not practice during the week due to knee soreness. Harris disputed that being the reasoning, and Smith confirmed Monday it was a coaching decision to sit Harris.

Smith said he "thought it would be better for Tommie to rest" against the Bengals, who routed Chicago 45-10 Sunday.

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