Charles Tillman DB CHI 3 Months

Speaking Friday, Bears GM Phil Emery insisted that Peanut Tillman would remain at cornerback, and not be moved to safety.

Charles Tillman DB CHI 5 Months

Bears re-signed CB Charles Tillman to a one-year contract.

Tillman visited the Bucs and former Bears coach Lovie Smith in free agency, but otherwise received zero interest. Peanut was one of the league's top corners in 2012, but was ineffective as he played through injury last season. A born playmaker, Tillman is open to moving to safety. The Bears have holes at both safety and cornerback, but going on 33, safety could make the most sense for Tillman in 2014.

Charles Tillman DB CHI 5 Months

The Bucs hosted free agent CB Charles Tillman on Wednesday.

The Buccaneers had a slew of visitors at One Buc Place on the second day of free agency, including Josh McCown whom they proceeded to hand a two-year, $10 million deal. Tillman reuniting with old coach Lovie Smith seems inevitable.

Charles Tillman DB CHI 5 Months

Sources tell the Chicago Tribune that the Bucs are interested in free agent CB Charles Tillman.

Charles Tillman DB CHI 5 Months

ESPN's Adam Caplan reported on NFL Insiders that "teams are doing search" on free agent CB Charles Tillman's ability to play safety.

Caplan didn't say whether Tillman would be open to the position conversion, at which he's publicly balked in the past. Tillman has always been an excellent ball stripper and tackler. In theory, he'd be a natural fit for safety.

Charles Tillman DB CHI 5 Months

Free agent CB Charles Tillman (torn right triceps) said he's still not medically cleared.

Charles Tillman DB CHI 5 Months

ESPN Chicago believes free agent CB Charles Tillman would have to accept a team-friendly deal to re-sign with the Bears.

The Bears have cap constraints and multiple needs to address this offseason, so Tillman would almost certainly have to settle for less than what he can command on the open market. There's been heavy speculation that Tillman could reunite with former coach Lovie Smith in Tampa and he's likely to draw interest from multiple teams. Tillman is Rotoworld's No. 8 free agent corner.

Charles Tillman DB CHI 5 Months

Free agent CB Charles Tillman reiterated that he's not open to playing safety.

"I don't want to play safety anywhere," Tillman said. The soon-to-be 33-year-old said as much in November after he was placed on injured reserve with a triceps injury. Though he has the size (6-foot-2, 198) to play the position, Peanut is determined to show he can still be an above-average corner after a down 2013. He's been linked to the Bucs in recent weeks but is "open to whoever."

Charles Tillman DB CHI 6 Months

Free agent CB Charles Tillman expressed some interest in signing with Lovie Smith's Buccaneers.

Bucs second-round pick Johnthan Banks had a rough rookie season, and teaming Tillman with Darrelle Revis would greatly upgrade Tampa Bay's secondary. "Peanut" was a favorite of Smith's in Chicago. "It makes the deal probably a little sweeter just because it's a former head coach," Tillman said. "You do know the system ... It's a former coach, a guy that you liked, a guy that you'd been with for 10 years. It's cool. But it's free agency. I'm open to whoever."

Charles Tillman DB CHI 6 Months

Impending free agent CB Peanut Tillman hopes to re-sign with the Bears, and "guarantees" he'll retire as a member of the organization.

As in, even if Tillman moves on in free agency, he'll retire as a Bear. Tillman says the sides have been talking "every day," and remain on excellent terms. "The Bears and I are in good spirits," Tillman said. "There's no bad blood, there's nothing." Coming off an injury-marred season, Tillman would likely have to accept a team-friendly deal to be back with the Bears. The Bucs and former coach Lovie Smith will be the strong favorites for Tillman's services if he moves on from Chicago.