Before he re-signed with the Bears as a free agent, Charles Tillman said that he had no interest in moving from cornerback to safety for the final years of his career.
The topic didn’t come up when he returned to Chicago, but the Bears’ choice of cornerback Kyle Fuller with the 14th overall pick exhumed the subject on Friday. General Manager Phil Emery said Friday that Tillman won’t need to find a way to get comfortable with a move because he’s staying right where he is.
“Charles TIllman is our starting corner, and that’s where he’s going to be,” Emery said, via Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune.
Tim Jennings is also set as a starter on the outside, although there figure to be plenty of snaps for Fuller in packages with three corners. Emery praised Fuller’s versatility on Thursday night and he played all over the place at Virginia Tech, so the Bears may be creative about how they deploy Fuller as a rookie while grooming him to move into Tillman’s role a year from now.