Longtime CB Charles Tillman retires as member of Bears
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Charles Tillman is officially retiring as a member of the Chicago Bears.
The two-time Pro Bowl cornerback signed a one-day contract and called it a career with the team that drafted him in 2003 on Friday.
He had announced Monday on Twitter that he was retiring. The 35-year-old Tillman, known for his ''peanut punch'' after forcing 44 career fumbles, spent his first 12 seasons with the Bears and went to two Pro Bowls and a Super Bowl with them.
He started 12 games last season with the Carolina Panthers before suffering a season-ending knee injury and missed the team's run to the Super Bowl.
Chicago also terminated defensive back Omar Bolden's contract on Friday.
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