NFL Rumors: Charles Tillman may leave Bears to join Bucs

Nov 17, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears cinjured ornerback Charles Tillman (right) talks with injured outside linebacker Lance Briggs (left) before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears are open to Charles Tillman returning next season, but they’re not going to do so at his current price tag. That means the defensive back may be on the move in the coming months, a sentiment Tillman understands.

The Bears corner dealt with a handful of injuries this past season and knows his struggles combined with his pay requests could end his tenure in the Windy City.

But the veteran Pro Bowl cornerback suggested circumstances could send his battered body elsewhere as an unrestricted free agent. And there has been speculation he might try to reunite with former Bears coach Lovie Smith, who’s now heading up the Buccaneers.

Tillman says he is getting healthier and has no doubts he’ll return to form, which will obviously be quite a benefit for whomever signs Tillman – be it the Bears bringing him back or joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The All-Pro still remains steadfast in his desire to play corner however, suggesting he’s not ready to move to safety – something the Bears have already asked him to do previously.

Topics: Charles Tillman, Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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