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Charles Tillman Announces Retirement


Charles Tillman's 13-year NFL career ended Monday when the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback announced his retirement.

Selected by the Bears in the second round of the 2003 draft, Tillman played 12 years in Chicago before spending last season with the Carolina Panthers.

Tillman became a Bears starter four games into his first season and won three NFC North titles and one conference title with Chicago.

Tillman's 36 interceptions are the most by a cornerback in Bears history and third most overall behind safeties Gary Fencik and Richie Petitbon.

Tillman mastered the technique dubbed the "Peanut Punch" for forcing fumbles against opposing offenses. He forced 42 fumbles during his Bears career.

Tillman was selected as the 2013 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for his off-the-field work with the Cornerstone Foundation.

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