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Charles Tillman has no interest in moving to safety

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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.

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17 Responses to “Charles Tillman has no interest in moving to safety”
  1. thepftpoet says: Feb 19, 2014 3:04 PM

    He will come to the Vikings for a veteran minimum at a shot to win the Super Bowl.

    It’s the only logical explanation.

  2. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 19, 2014 3:11 PM

    TRANSLATION: Tillman is rich enough and smart enough to retire before CTE sets in

  3. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Feb 19, 2014 3:20 PM

    TRANSLATION: Tillman is rich enough and smart enough to retire before CTE sets in

    So..playing safety means a higher risk for CTE? I don’t see retirement anywhere in this article.

  4. xxtitletownxx says: Feb 19, 2014 3:24 PM

    Vikings…. Super Bowl…. HAHAHAHAHA.

  5. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 19, 2014 3:37 PM

    Playing more football means higher risk for CTE.

  6. celly84 says: Feb 19, 2014 3:43 PM

    Revis and Tillman starting, Banks coming of the bench and Tillman moving to cover the 3rd WR in sub packages.

    yup, i like the sound of that.

  7. jwcarlson says: Feb 19, 2014 3:48 PM

    Kinda wonder what he’ll fetch coming off injury. Seems like a great guy, that man of the year piece was tearjerking.

  8. gbmickey says: Feb 19, 2014 3:59 PM

    He might not have a choice for long if he wants to keep playing.

  9. nickswearsky says: Feb 19, 2014 4:02 PM

    A stand up guy and a great player. I hop ethe Bears can keep him from joining Lovie in Tampa.

  10. chawk12thman says: Feb 19, 2014 4:14 PM

    Class Man; Hope the best for him.

  11. thegregwitul says: Feb 19, 2014 4:23 PM

    Charles Tillman is all class. I’m pulling for the Bucs to sign him on a two or three year deal. If anyone can be an impact player at an advanced age in the NFL, it’s Charles.

  12. ravenswhat says: Feb 19, 2014 4:25 PM

    What about charles’ forehead?

  13. Waffle 2.0 says: Feb 19, 2014 4:44 PM

    Tillman’s loyalties are to his family and Lovie, not the Bears.
    He’ll take less money not to play for Emery and Trestman, who he, along with Briggs, Peppers and Melton blame for Lovie’s departure.

  14. moeman79 says: Feb 19, 2014 4:55 PM

    i hope he stays in Chicago but can see him as a Buck now that they have Lovie

  15. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 19, 2014 5:21 PM

    FACT: Charles Tillman is a high character individual

  16. ivanpavlov0000 says: Feb 19, 2014 7:06 PM

    Detroit could use a solid shutdown corner.

  17. larryboodry says: Feb 19, 2014 8:14 PM

    “Detroit could use a solid shutdown corner.”

    That, and CJ’s numbers would go up dramatically against the Bears.

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