Bears Re-Sign Cornerback Charles Tillman


He had been linked to new Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith as a possible free agent signing and even had a visit with Tampa Bay this week, but Charles “Peanut” Tillman is headed back to Chicago.

On Friday afternoon, Tillman, 33, signed a one-year deal with the Bears worth $3.5 million.

A two-time Pro Bowler, Tillman spent nine of his 11 NFL seasons playing for Smith in Chicago.

Despite a bout with injuries last season, Tillman managed to post 52.5 tackles, three interceptions and three forced fumbles.