Sep 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (33) takes the field against the Cincinnati Bengals at Soldier Field. Chicago defeats Cincinnati 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Charles Tillman returns to Chicago Bears on one-year contract

While the Chicago Bears incurred some heavy losses this season, they were able to bring back one of their defensive stars on Friday as the team announced that they have come to terms with two-time Pro Bowl CB Charles Tillman on a one-year contract.

Tillman did have some potential suitors during this free agency period, including possibly a reunion down south with Lovie Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but ultimately the Bears were able to lock a deal down with the 33-year-old veteran.

In his career, Tillman has amassed 36 interceptions and has caused 42 forced fumbles. He’s built a reputation as one of the more physical players in the game, but his durability was a question among some, which is why just a one-year deal to get him back to the Windy City isn’t such a surprise at all.

This signing now confirms that Tillman will play his 12th season as a Chicago Bear,  proving that longevity still does exist if the right deal can be made.

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