Allen Kim

Bears CB Charles Tillman Won’t Return From IR

Created on Dec. 16, 2013 9:36 PM EST

Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman announced earlier today that CB Charles Tillman would not come off of the short-term injured reserve list when he’s eligible to return.

Tillman tore his right triceps back on Nov. 10, and he was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return. If all went well and the Bears advanced far enough, he was eligible to return for the Divisional Round of the playoffs. However, Trestman squashed any hope of that happening after revealing that Tillman’s triceps has not sufficiently recovered.

He was drafted by the Bears in the second round of the 2003 draft, and he’s spent his entire 11-year career in the Windy City. However, in the final year of his deal with the Bears, he could very well find himself playing for another team in 2014. The 32-year-old veteran corner has seen better days, and the team may feel that parting ways with him would be the best option.

Tillman will finish the year with 42 tackles, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and seven passes defensed in eight games.

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