"The preseason is practice," Harris said, according to the Bears' official website. "Weâre talking about practice, not a game, practice. Chalk it up as a bad practice. Thatâs what the preseason is for, for you to get ready for the regular season.
"Nothing that happens will go on any stat sheet. Nobody cares about preseason stats, at least I donât. I donât think anybody in this [locker] room does. Itâs just an opportunity to get better."
Harris didn't sound too nervous about Saturday nightâs game against the Tennessee Titans, either.
"No. Itâs still a practice," Harris said. "I guess they say itâs a dress rehearsal. But you canât 'dress rehearse' for a regular-season game. Itâs the regular season or itâs the preseason. Itâs still another preseason game. Itâs another opportunity for us to go out there and get better. Everything we do is getting geared up for Atlanta."
"I feel weâve got plenty of time," Harris said. "Weâve got two weeks to get prepared and get ready for Atlanta to come in here, so I think we have more than enough time to get ready."
Meanwhile, Bears coach Lovie Smith said Wednesday that linebacker Lance Briggs and defensive tackle Anthony Adams will sit out Saturdayâs game at Tennessee and may also miss the preseason finale against the Browns.
Briggs has a bruised knee. Adams has missed both preseason games with a calf injury.
"He is good to go," Smith said. "He had an excellent practice. Heâs fresh and ready to go."