The Chicago Bears were able to avoid a possible Brian Urlacher type fall out with veteran corner-back Charles Tillman after both sides were able to come to an agreement on what could have been Tillman’s final contract as an active player.
Knowing that Tillman will be returning to the Chicago Bears for at least one more years is comforting to die hard Chicago Bears fans across the globe. Charles is one of the original veterans on this team and if he were to leave, Briggs would be the only guy on the defense who has been with the team for more than five years.
Yes, Tillman’s season was cut short due to an injury, but he’s still a huge piece of this defense whenever he’s healthy and on the field. The man has played through so many injuries, it’s ridiculous.
Now that Tillman’s back with the organization and the team focusing on upgrading key positions on the defensive side of the ball through the draft, what will they do with Peanut?
This year we’re going to see defensive end Shea McClellin convert from an end to a linebacker and could possibly see the same thing with Tillman. I’m not saying that the team is considering throwing Tillman in the secondary, but wouldn’t be that bad of an idea.
A position change would be necessary if the Bears decide to bring back Henry Melton for another year. If not, they’ll need to draft a defensive tackle with their first round pick.
Right now they need to focus on either a defensive tackle or corner-back with their number 14 selection. Tillman may not be able to compete with Ryan Mundy, but could compete with Chris Conte if this were to happen. I know Charles Tillman doesn’t want to play safety anywhere (he told NFL.com) but could be talked into changing things up.
What do you think Bears fans?