Chicago Bears Up Close: The Cornerbacks

June 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Bears haven’t had a lot of success at the cornerback position in the last few seasons. 
Former Bear Nathan Vasher, once a successful Pro Bowl player, went into a steep decline that ended in his release. Both Zachary Bowman and Charles Tillman are injury prone, and the Bears don’t have any real good depth behind them in case they are out for a long period of time.
Hopefully we don’t find out just how bad things could get this coming season. Chicago definitely needed to add some depth, and hopefully they have enough to overcome any issues they might have should Bowman and/or Tillman go down with an injury.
Tillman had an up-and-down season in 2009.  He ended up playing in a total of 15 games, starting all of them, and recorded a total of 77 tackles with 65 solo and 12 assisted.  He had seven passes defended with two interceptions (with 35 return yards) and one score and forced six fumbles.
When healthy, Tillman is one of the better...

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