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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:30 pm    Post subject: Charles Tillman Signs 6-year Extension (Worth $41.5 Million) Reply with quote

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NFL Network's Adam Shefter reports that Charles Tillman on a six-year extension through 2013 worth $41.5 million, with $18.5 million in guarantees.

Chicago signed Nathan Vasher to a similar extension last month, so the Bears have one of the best young cornerback tandems locked up for six seasons. Tillman got $2.9 million more guaranteed, although the deal is probably backloaded. Tillman has been inconsistent as a pro, but was one of the league's best in 2006.


Looks like the Bears will not be sending any money towards Briggs way and I bet he is not too happy with everyone else getting paid and not him.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very good to see the Bears lock up Tillman to make a nice tandem with Nathan Vasher for many years to come with the Bears
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is alot of money.... to somebody not name Lance Briggs.
The Bears now locked up both of ther young CB to long term deals.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Briggs would be very upset that they gave all that money too Tillman and have not come up with along term deal for him yet, but then again he plays LB and Tillman is CB so there is different money there.

Still...doesn't look good for Briggs to get any type of long term deal done with the Bears.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its strange how the Bears dont seem to want to give Briggs a new deal. Hes as good in coverage as any LB in the league and a prolific tackler.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always thought that Tampa 2 teams valued CBs far less than front 7 players, particularly DL. I know that is Indy's philosphy. I'm surprised to see them dumping over $30 mil guaranteed into CB without taking care of Lance Briggs.

That's taking nothing away from Nathan Vasher and Charles Tillman. I think they're great players but a stud WLB is vital in the Tampa 2 and no one plays it better than Briggs.

Briggs' contract should have been addressed before either Vasher or Tillman who were both still under contract.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey lets take it easy the Bears tried to lock up Briggs last year for similar money but Briggs turned it down and Chicago told him then that that was his only chance at a deal and there was a good chance they would franchise him so he dug him own hole here.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chicago did offer Briggs a large contract, but he turned it down.

Anyway, it's good that they locked up their corners. Both are young and above-average to good.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Briggs doesn't want the Bears money.... anyway, good signing with Tillman, locking him up.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's alot of money for Tillman Confused

but then again CBs have always been getting the special treatment
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesnt Brigg want out of Chicago? Doesnt he want to be "The man" on a defense and not be overshadowed? Yet people are blaming Chicago for this...They will go after a OLB on day 1 next year I bet...unless they have a player waiting in the wings that Im not aware of.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meeker wrote:
Doesnt Brigg want out of Chicago? Doesnt he want to be "The man" on a defense and not be overshadowed? Yet people are blaming Chicago for this...They will go after a OLB on day 1 next year I bet...unless they have a player waiting in the wings that Im not aware of.


Between Michael Okwo (3rd round choice 2007 NFL Draft) and Jamar Williams (4th round choice 2006 NFL Draft) the Bears are pretty confident that we will have someone who can take Briggs' position either this year if he doesn't play or for the the future. Sure, if either of these guys is forced to start Week 1 this year, it'll be at least a slight loss (seeing as Briggs has a good amount of experience now and these two are green) but you have to remember that Briggs himself was a 3rd round choice and that playing next to Urlacher tends to make guys look somewhat better than they are. Urlacher can pick up the slack if someone misses their assignment and he allows the WLB to be more aggressive once the ball is handed off because if they miss the tackle, Brian is usually there to finish up.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good move by the Bears...thats an awesome duo locked up long term. Thats quite a large chunk of change though.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tillmans a fun player to watch , he's a very solid CB

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JonesDrew32 wrote:
very good to see the Bears lock up Tillman to make a nice tandem with Nathan Vasher for many years to come with the Bears


Good signing
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