The Panthers have signed starting strong safety Chris Harris to a four-year contract extension through the 2012 season.
Carolina Panthers safety Mike Minter said Friday he might retire before the start of the season due to severe knee pain.
Finally filling their need for another experienced safety, the Carolina Panthers on Thursday afternoon acquired two-year veteran Chris Harris from the Chicago Bears for an undisclosed choice in the 2008 draft.
Chicago Bears' safety Chris Harris has been fined $7,500 by the NFL for two incidents of overaggressive play in the third quarter of last Sunday's victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
The Bears have elevated rookie Danieal Manning to starting free safety, where he will replace second-year veteran Chris Harris.
An injury to free safety Chris Harris, who suffered a sprained right medial collateral ligament last week, will force a change in the secondary for the Bears' game at Pittsburgh on Sunday.