Charles Tillman to play in Chicago Bears-Detroit Lions tilt


On Friday, we chronicled Calvin Johnson's disdain for the Chicago Bears.

We only can assume that Megatron would give this post a thumbs down.

Bears cornerback Charles Tillman will play Sunday against the Detroit Lions, NFL Media's Stacey Dales reported Saturday, citing a source close to the team.

Tillman, who has been dealing with groin and knee injuries, returned to practice Friday as a limited participant and officially was listed questionable on the Bears' injury report.

Peanut Tillman is the main reason the Bears have been able to slow down Johnson -- allowing just two 100-yard games to the All-Pro receiver in 11 meetings.

Tillman has struggled this season dealing with injuries, but the football still seems to find him.

Johnson will receive almost all of the Bears' defensive attention Sunday with a deep-dish pizza limiting the Lions' receiving options this week as the two teams tussle for the NFC North division lead. Having Tillman on the field -- healthy or otherwise -- is a good first step in slowing down Megatron.

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