With an injury-ridden 2013 (including triceps, groin and knee injuries), Tillman only played in eight games this year, collecting 41 combined tackles, three forced fumbles and three interceptions. The Bears handed out a flurry of contracts already this year and Tillman was not one of the recipients.
"I'm not really worried about it," said Tillman, via the Chicago Tribune. "I have some decisions I have to make in the next couple of weeks, couple of months. I am just going to see what happens. I have some options, I have some thoughts."
Tillman has been with the Bears for his entire 11 year career, and is responsible for generating 849 combined tackles, 42 forced fumbles and 36 interceptions. Technically, he’s not supposed to be aware of any options beyond Chicago, given the tampering rules. Some have actually speculated that he could reunite with recently hired head coach Lovie Smith in Tampa.
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