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Bears re-sign Charles Tillman to one-year deal

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers miss out on Charles Tillman.

Jamie Squire

Cornerback Charles Tillman has re-signed with the Chicago Bears on a one-year deal, the team announced. Tillman has been a career Bear, so that's good for them. It's not as good for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, however.

The veteran cornerback had visited with the Bucs earlier in free agency, as the team was looking to add a third/nickel cornerback, but apparently the two sides couldn't reach a deal. That leaves them with, well, not that many options. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is the top cornerback available, but he's far out of their price range. The same is probably true for Antonio Cromartie. Walter Thurmond, Carlos Rogers, Terrell Thomas and Tarell Brown might be better, cheaper options.

The Bucs have around $8 million in cap space left, by my estimates (which may be off by a little), which doesn't give them a ton of room to work with, especially given the fact that they also want to add a receiver/returner to the team as well.

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