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Bears free agency preview: Cornerbacks

February, 6, 2013
ESPNChicago examines potential unrestricted free agents at positions of need for the Bears.

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With veterans Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings coming off Pro Bowl seasons, cornerback is one of the Bears' strengths heading into the 2013 season.

Tillman, who turns 32 this month, is worth every penny of the $8 million ($7.950 million base salary, $50,000 workout bonus) he is scheduled to pocket next fall. In fact, the discussion should turn to whether Tillman deserves another contract extension sometime in the offseason. His numbers speak for themselves. Tillman tied for the single-season NFL record with 10 forced fumbles, while finishing second on the Bears in tackles (93) and passes broken up (15) and third in interceptions (3) -- Tillman's 33 career picks rank No. 3 in Bears history.

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