Charles Tillman believes he is still an above average cornerback in the NFL and is not open to playing safety.
Tillman, 32, has been a fixture with the Chicago Bears but knows he may not be back with the team when free agency starts in a few weeks.
“My gut is I will be on an NFL team next year,” Tillman said Wednesday while appearing on The McNeil and Spiegel Show on 670 The Score. “Everyone knows how the process works. It’s a business. If I’m here, sweet. If I’m not, that’s business … There’s no hard feelings. I love Chicago. Chicago’s been nothing but great — great owners, great organization, great teammates.”
Pressed about whether or not the Bears wanted him back, Tillman responded that he knows the Bears want him back.
“No, I don’t think that’s the case,” Tillman said. “I don’t think that they don’t want me back. Hell, I know they want me back. I think it’s a matter of finances and everything working out.”
But there is one thing that Tillman will not do anywhere, play safety.
“I don’t want to play safety anywhere,” Tillman said.
There have been ongoing speculation that Tillman will end up in Tampa Bay with former Bears coach Lovie Smith.