The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have inked six free agents already this offseason and they’re apparently not done. One name that has been heavily rumored to be heading to Tampa Bay but hasn’t just yet, is free agent cornerback Charles Tillman.
While there has been plenty of talk about Tillman coming to Tampa, dating back to the time when they still had Darrelle Revis, it appears that Tillman to the Bucs isn’t as done a deal as we thought.
Initial word is the Falcons won’t have to face CB Charles Tillman with the Bucs, but we’ll see how it unfolds.
— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) March 13, 2014
McClure is plugged in both with the NFC South and with Chicago, as he used to be a Tribune beat writer for the Bears. So his words may seem cryptic but there’s likely something to it. Tampa Bay has cash to spend, but that doesn’t mean they’ll lure in Tillman.
A return to Chicago is not out of the question for the cornerback, as the appeal of playing for his old coach with a new team may not be enough motivation to uproot himself from the only professional home he’s ever known.