By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: February 19th, 2014 at 2:23 pm EST
Free agent corner back Charles Tillman has spent his entire career with the Chicago Bears.
But Tillman is expected to hit the free agent market next month when the new NFL league year starts. However, when he talks to other teams, he wants it to be known that he’s only interested in playing his current position.
“I don’t want to play safety anywhere,” Tillman said.
He also said that he’s not interested in playing safety when he played potentially his last game in November with the Bears. That was after his season came to an end when the team placed him on injured reserve with a triceps injury.
He had a down 2013 season, where he played in a career-low 8 games. He had 42 tackles and three interceptions.
If the soon-to-be 33-year-old can still play at a top level, there’s no doubt that teams would pay high dollar for him. He has been an above-average corner over his career.
Before the 2013 season, he played 14 or more games dating back to the 2005 season. He also averaged more than 76 tackles over that time span, as well.
He also has 3 sacks, 36 interceptions, and 41 fumble recoveries in his career.
Peanut, as he is known, has been linked to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That’s because former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith was hired last month as the new Bucs head coach.
While that speculation has been ramped in recent weeks, he reportedly is interested in playing for any team.