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CB Charles Tillman Doing Football-Related Drills

Some agents have advised their clients against doing football-related workouts during the lockout, Bears cornerback Charles Tillman has incorporated position drills into his workouts, Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune reports.

“I don’t care who you are, I think the only way to get in football shape is to do football things with the team,” Tillman said. “I can run like I’m Forrest Gump from one coast to the next, but if I don’t do drills that pertain to football, I’m not going to be in football shape.

“The first day back, even guys who have been working out, it will be a little tough for them just because of the pace we go at. It’s so much faster.”

Thus far, Bears defensive players have not held group workouts during the lockout. Quarterback Jay Cutler organized an informal passing camp with a handful of skill-position players earlier this month.

Tillman, 30, tied for the team lead with five interceptions in 2010, his first 16-start season in an eight-year career. The 6-1, 196-pound corner also had three forced fumbles last season, leading the team for a third straight season and bringing his career total to 25.

Tillman seems optimistic that the labor situation will be resolved.

“When it’s all said and done I think everything will be worked out,” said Tillman. “As players, we want fans to know we do want to play football. We don’t like being locked out. And I’m sure the owners want to get back to football as well.”

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One Response to “CB Charles Tillman Doing Football-Related Drills”

  1. MikeyB says:

    That’s awesome to hear. I wish more people had an attitude like Tillman.

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