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Tillman's rise continues in Year 10

Bears corner and master of ball punch just seems to be getting better with age

Updated: October 25, 2012, 8:24 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Even as a rookie, he was never shy. But Charles Tillman was amazed when he was selected with the 36th overall pick in the 2003 draft, the second-rounder out of Louisiana-Lafayette joking in his first words to the Chicago media, "I don't smoke, but I feel like I need a cigarette."

Ten NFL seasons later, some things haven't changed. Like his pre-Bears days, when Tillman was considered an obscure name but a top-10 cornerback in a very deep draft class, he's still a ...

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