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Charles Tillman

33-Year-Old Cornerback – Chicago Bears

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Injuries appear to be the only thing that can stop Tillman from posting elite IDP numbers. A knee injury cost him one game before a triceps injury ended his season later on, but Tillman still managed ...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  OUT  (IR)     INJURY:  Triceps
HT: 6' 2"   WT: 198   DOB: 2/23/1981
College: Louisiana-Lafayette  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Charles Tillman Contract Information:

Re-signed with the Bears on a one-year, $3.5 million contract in March 2014.

September 24, 2014  –  Charles Tillman News

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Tillman, who has already been ruled out for the season, underwent surgery Tuesday to repair his torn right triceps, ESPN Chicago reports.

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Charles Tillman NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2007 26 15 - 75 - 0 - 3 0 - 0 - - - -
2008 27 15 - 93 - 0 - 3 1 - 0 - - - -
2009 28 15 - 78 - 0 - 2 1 - 1 - - - -
2010 29 Chi 16 82 71 11 0 14 5 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
2011 30 Chi 16 99 82 17 1 12 3 2 4 2 0 0 0 0
2012 31 Chi 16 87 75 12 0 16 3 3 10 2 0 0 0 0
2013 32 Chi 8 42 33 9 0 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2014 33 Chi 2 8 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Charles Tillman – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

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Defensive Snaps in 2014

Charles Tillman was on the field for 95 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Charles Tillman was on the field for 13 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 921 92
2013 376 21
2014 95 13
Charles Tillman 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Buf 56 9 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @SF 39 4 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NYJ
4 GB
5 @Car
6 @Atl
7 Mia
8 @NE
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @GB
11 Min
12 TB
13 @Det
14 Dal
15 NO
16 Det
17 @Min

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Charles Tillman
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Height:   6' 2"
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Charles Tillman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Tillman (triceps) is expected to be placed on season-ending injured reserve, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

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Tillman suffered a triceps injury, and he will not return to Sunday's game against the 49ers.

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Tillman, who missed the final eight games of last season with a triceps injury, was ruled out for the night shortly after getting hurt. That obviously doesn't bode well for his future availability, which means rookie first-round draft pick Kyle Fuller may assume the starting job. With Sherrick McManis (quad) previously exiting Sunday's game, the Bears are down to just two healthy cornerbacks, Fuller and Tim Jennings.
Tillman accrued four tackles in Sunday's loss to the Bills.

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GM Phil Emery said Tillman (triceps) is expected to stick at cornerback rather than transition to safety during the 2014 season, ESPN.com reports.

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Tillman has agreed to a one-year contract to rejoin the Bears.

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Tillman may have lost a step in coverage, but his instincts at the cornerback position are second to none, and he still projects as a solid starter for the Bears in 2014. With 41 tackles, three interceptions and three forced fumbles in just eight games last season, "Peanut" proved that he is still one of the better IDP options at cornerback. He dealt with knee and triceps injuries last season, but neither issue appears significant enough to threaten his availability for the start of training camp.
Tillman had 42 tackles, three forced fumbles and three interceptions through eight games before suffering a season-ending triceps injury.

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Tillman (triceps) will not return this year.

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Tillman sustained a triceps injury in Sunday's game and was placed on Injured Reserve-designated for return Monday.

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Tillman made five stops and defended two passes in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

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Tillman (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Lions.

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Tillman (knee) is probable for Sunday's game against Detroit.

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Tillman (knee) practiced in full Thursday.

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2014

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2013

Tillman was nothing less than amazing in 2012, forcing 10 fumbles while taking three interceptions back for touchdowns. Neither stat was entirely unprecedented for him – he returned two interceptions for touchdowns in 2011 and forced six fumbles back in 2009 – but some regression almost certainly has to occur. Tillman has stats to burn, though, and even if his numbers take a big step back, he'll still be plenty useful. Give him a boost in the rankings if your league rewards for forced fumbles – he has 39 of those in his career.

2012

Tillman has been a superb playmaker for the entirety of his nine-year career, but he might have had his best showing yet in 2011. He defended 12 passes, including three interceptions (two of which were returned for touchdowns) while adding 99 tackles (82 solo), one sack and four forced fumbles. He is arguably as great a turnover threat as any cornerback in the league, as he boasts an average of 3.3 interceptions, 3.2 forced fumbles and 10.7 passes defended per season despite missing 14 games in his career. And five of those interceptions went for touchdowns. Durability is the only concern with Tillman – he’s a reliable bet to miss a game or two most years – but he remains a talented and effective player in a scheme that suits his skills perfectly. His value is further solidified by the pass-happy nature of the NFC North. Two matchups each with Aaron Rodgers and Matt Stafford means the Bears will see a lot of pass attempts and a lot of tackle opportunities in the secondary.

2011

Tillman only has two 16-game seasons in his eight-year career – his rookie year and last year – but his knack for finding the football makes him a top IDP option despite the injury concern. In fact, the only year Tillman failed to reach 75 tackles was 2004 when he played just eight games. His highly reliable tackle production is supplemented by his unique big-play ability, especially his knack for forcing fumbles. While his 23 interceptions and three touchdowns from the last six years are impressive, his 22 forced fumbles in that same span might be even more so. His skill set as an attack-style corner is a perfect fit for Chicago’s cover-2 defense. Add it all up, and Tillman offers both a high floor and a high ceiling, even with the durability issues.

2010

Tillman had another solid year in 2009, recording 77 tackles, two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), and six forced fumbles. Tillman did suffer broken ribs and a punctured lung that forced him to miss the season finale, but he has fully recovered and will be fine for the 2010 season. Now that he's healthy, Tillman will resume his role as starting cornerback opposite Zach Bowman.

2009

Tillman had another solid, steady season for the Bears, racking up 93 tackles and three interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown. Tillman isn't a shutdown corner, but he's very physical, which fits right into the Bears' style of play. He's a noted ballhawk, and routinely among the top tackling defensive backs. Expect another season of the status quo out of Peanut.

2008

Tillman had a drop in production in 2007 due to ankle problems, but should be able to bounce back. From 2005-2006, Tillman averaged five INTs and 88 tackles. The Bears' defensive unit failed to dominate like in years past which helped factor into Tillman's decline. Expect him to bounce back.

2007

Much like blondes, cornerbacks in the cover 2 have more fun. Because they can pass off receivers to their safeties, they remain close to the line of scrimmage and have far more run support and blitz responsibilities than corners in other schemes. With great burst and a mean streak, the big and tough Tillman excels in taking on the run. That's translated to 80-plus total tackles when he plays at least 14 games. He uses his hands well to bump receivers at the line and to make plays on the ball, using that same quality closing burst. But for 2004, in which he played just eight games, Tillman has never failed to make at least four interceptions. If this sounds a lot like the formula that made cover 2 corners like Ronde Barber and Antoine Winfield stars, you've got the right idea.

2006

Tillman is on the Ronde Barber career track. Like Barber, he plays in a Cover 2 scheme, which means he often lets receivers in deep routes go to the safeties and instead takes shorter routes or supports the run. It takes an aggressive player with range and great open-field tackling ability, and that’s Tillman. He logged 76 solo tackles, a sack and four picks in his rookie year, then missed half of 2004 with a broken leg. He certainly proved he was back in 2005. His stats came in 15 games, so while he ranked second among defensive backs for total points at year’s end, his per-game points average was the highest at the position. He missed Week 17 (but played well in the playoffs) due to chronic shoulder separation issues that were fixed this year in offseason surgery. He’s expected to be fine for mini-camps, not to mention training camp, but it’s worth keeping an eye on. He also drew criticism for being burnt early last season on a number of touchdown strikes, so he needs to fend off free agent signee Ricky Manning this summer.

2005

Tillman put together a fine rookie campaign of 76 tackles, one sack and four picks in 2003 but sustained a hairline fracture of the tibia last year and played just eight games. Connective tissue injuries often mean reduced effectiveness thereafter, but broken bones are another story, and Tillman can be expected back at his previous level of effectiveness. He’ll use his speed and size at what he’s good at: open field tackling. His coverage skills have sufficient holes that quarterbacks won’t have a problem throwing at him, but Tillman’s playmaking ability will take over once the ball is in the air.

2004

Tillman made an immediate impact last year, becoming the first rookie to lead the team in interceptions since 1990. He's Chicago's top corner.

2003

A second-round draft pick, Tillman figures to make more of an impact on special teams than at cornerback.