Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Baby's arrival could sideline Charles Tillman
By Kevin Seifert
Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman re-entered the MVP race this week, based on Mike Sando's MVP Watch. Now he's preparing to reprise his role as an MVP dad.
During a radio interview, Tillman revealed his wife, Jackie, is due to give birth "any day" to their fourth child, a girl. If Jackie goes into labor on Sunday, when the Bears are set to host the Houston Texans, Tillman said: "I think I’m going to have to be at the hospital Sunday."
"I hope she stays in until after Sunday," Tillman added.
We'll deal with that possibility if it comes to that Sunday. Tillman is playing as well as at any time in his career, but the Bears are also fortunate to have depth at his position. Teammate Tim Jennings is having an All-Pro year as well, and two relatively reliable veterans -- D.J. Moore and Kelvin Hayden -- would be candidates to jump into the starting lineup. Stay tuned.