Injured Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman watches the action from the sidelines in the first half of an NFL football game between the Bears and Detroit Lions Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Nam Y. Huh
April 09, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers signed free-agent cornerback Charles Tillman to a one-year contract.

Financial terms were not announced Thursday.

The 6-foot-2, 198-pound Tillman spent his previous 12 seasons in the league with the Chicago Bears, where he was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2011 and 2012. He has started 152 games during his career, but triceps injuries have limited him to 10 games the past two seasons.

Tillman, 34, previously played under Panthers coach Ron Rivera and assistant head coach/secondary Steve Wilks in Chicago.

Tillman leads active defensive backs with 41 forced fumbles and is fourth in interceptions (36) and second with interception returns for touchdowns (eight).

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