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Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Black and Blue all over: Tillman staying put

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

To the extent there have been rumors about a possible position change for Chicago cornerback Charles Tillman, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times reports it won't happen.

There have been suggestions that Tillman could move to safety and replace veteran Mike Brown, who was told last week he won't be offered a new contract. But Tillman, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, is expected to remain at cornerback, according to the report.

In the end, finding a replacement for Tillman at cornerback would have proved more difficult than replacing Brown.

Tillman won't be cleared in time to participate in the Bears' mandatory minicamp next month. He should be ready for training camp.

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