Retired Former Rival Charles Tillman Offers to Fill In for Depleted Packers Secondary

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The Green Bay Packers secondary is in shambles, but in advance of the team's Wild Card matchup with the New York Giants, the Cheeseheads were offered help from an old rival: retired longtime Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman.

Defensive backs Damarious Randall, Quinten Rollins, and Makinton Dorleant all left the Packers' 31-24 Week 17 win over the Detroit Lions with injuries, forcing the Wisconsinites to reshuffle the remainder of their backfield corps.

To remedy this predicament, Packers Insider made a suggestion on Twitter: Sign the retired Tillman, who called it a career after reaching the Super Bowl in his lone season with the Carolina Panthers following 12 years with the Bears, who drafted him.

With a pair of Super Bowl losses under his belt (his 2006 Bears fell to Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts), Tillman—who was named to two Pro Bowls and one First-Team All-Pro—responded that he's ready for another try at a ring.

Is it actually going to happen? Probably not. But if the Packers don't get healthy or address their defensive backfield issues fast, Giants stud wideout Odell Beckham could be in for a huge day at Lambeau Field.


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