Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is questionable for Sunday night’s matchup with the Steelers, but the issue of whether or not he’d be fined for a horse collar tackle in last week’s win over the Vikings is no longer in doubt.
PFT has confirmed with the league that Tillman has been fined $15,750 for his tackle of Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings in the fourth quarter of the game. Tillman pushed Jennings out of bounds and then rode him down to the ground using the back of the jersey.
Tillman was hit with a penalty during the game for the hit and said earlier this week that he knew a fine was a possibility because of the way he brought Jennings down.
Tillman has been limited in practice all week by a knee injury. Coach Marc Trestman said Friday that he was optimistic about Tillman’s chances of playing.
“He worked today,” Trestman said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “He worked about half the reps. We’ll leave it up to Charles and our trainers to see where he is. We’re optimistic. But we don’t know right now. That’s why he is listed the way he is.”
Tillman has not missed a game since 2009 and has missed 14 games over the course of his career.