Charles Tillman doesn’t know what city he’ll call home next season, but he’s quite sure which position he’ll be playing.
The 33-year-old impending free agent said on 670 The Score on Wednesday that he doesn’t “want to play safety anywhere” in 2014, quashing any idea that he’d follow Charles Woodson, Rod Woodson and other corners without the last name of Woodson in making the transition from cornerback in the latter stages of his career.
Tillman thinks the Bears want him back playing corner for them in 2014, but he said he doesn’t know if that will actually result in his return to Chicago. Money will be a key consideration and Tillman doesn’t know if the Bears will be able to make it work financially.
“I don’t think that they don’t want me back. Hell, I know they want me back. I think it’s a matter of finances and everything working out,” Tillman said.
The Buccaneers are considered another contender for Tillman’s services because of his long relationship with new Tampa coach Lovie Smith, but the matter of finances can be a tricky one for veterans coming off major injuries in free agency so there’s much to play out for Tillman in the weeks to come.