Chicago Bears' Charles Tillman will test free agency

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  1. ZifanQ

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    Seems like Tillman wont get a new contract.. really reminds me of the Urlacher situation. Sucks for us fans, but at the end of the day it might be the best decision for the team. Of course nothing is final yet.
     
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    Wanna bet he ends up in Tampa?
     
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    I still think he'll stay, but I'm not betting a damn thing.:)
     
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    It could be another Briggs situation, also.

    The Bears may have given him an offer that he thought he could get better else where.
     
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    In his situation, it makes sense to find out your market value before signing anything with the Bears. At this point, the Bears are looking at putting the money into the younger players. He'd be a good fit in Tampa, obviously. I heard Revis is not too interested in playing cover-2. He just wants to go man-to-man with other team's best WR, as he as always done. It will be interesting to see what Lovie does about that.
     
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    I would rather have him shop around than overpay for him. I believe that Phil is/will be offering a fair contract. If Tillman leaves, I doubt it is over price. The guy has made a lot of money. After 11 years with a team, if the offer from the Bears is competitive why would he leave?
     
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    Look for the Bears to again offer a take it or leave it 1 yr contract to TIllman. The team is looking to remove Lovie players and to get younger/more versatile. I love Tillman, I would have loved for him to retire a Bear, but if he's playing next year I just don't see it as a Bear.

    And honestly If I were him I'd be looking at another team closer to a SB win, he's only got a couple more years left, and the Bears are at least a couple away. Go get your SB shot in SF, Sea, NO's, NE, Indy, Den one of them could use his help, no doubt.
     
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    Agree and the contract will reflect his age, which I am sure that Tillman does not like to admit he is getting old for the position. I am not so sure that there is an effort to replace 'Lovie' players. But, if the players don't like the staff I can see them taking a similar contract that the Bears offer so they can get away (or go to an old coach).
     
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    Tillman has been an excellent Bear on and off the field. Hate to see him go but if it is money he wants then he will be gone.
    Thanks for the many great years
     
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    Its nothing like the Urlacher situation, Tillman hasn't tuned down anything that we are aware of, nor did he promise the Bears any kind of hometown discount.
     
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