The Bears announced a one-year agreement with the cornerback on Friday. The 2013 Walter Payton Man of the Year winner was not at his best on the field in 2013, playing so-so in defensive coordinator Mel Tucker's system while limited to eight games.
Tillman passed on a chance to join his old coach Lovie Smith in Tampa, where he visited this week. He figures to start opposite Tim Jennings in Chicago, although a starting job probably isn't guaranteed at this stage of Tillman's career. Chicago has spent much of their offseason addressing their secondary, signing low-cost deals with safety Ryan Mundy and M.D. Jennings. Chicago also did a nice job improving their pass rush by picking up LaMarr Houston and Willie Young.