Biggs: Rodgers credits Harris for keeping him healthy

Talk about being grateful for a quarterback hit.

Logic would dictate that Aaron Rogers is never happy with being hit, but he sure was happy when Tommie Harris let up on him in the meeting between NFC North rivals last Sunday at Soldier Field.

The Chicago defensive tackle hit Rodgers low as he attempted a pass on a two-point conversion early in the fourth quarter and Rodgers said if Harris wanted to he could have put the Packers quarterback out for the season.

"I was just able to spin out of it," Rodgers told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "As I got hit, and I was turned, I felt my knee start to go back. Luckily, I really feel he (Harris) eased up on me a little bit.
"I don't know if that's because I know him and we've done a couple of charity events together, but he was like the first one to be like, 'Hey, Aaron, are you OK?' So, I appreciated that because if it had been somebody who is a dirty player, it might have been season-ending."

Harris told the Chicago Tribune that the NFL fined him $5,000 for the play, part of the legislation this season that outlaws players from hitting the quarterback low. Call it the Tom Brady rule. Harris said he would appeal the fine through his agent Drew Rosenhaus.

"I went for his legs and I let go of them," Harris said. "I could have squeezed them if I wanted to. I wouldn't do that.

"They said I fell on his legs. So I guess I should have tried to hurt myself to save him."

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