The Carolina Panthers announced the signing of CB Charles Tillman to a one-year contract.
- Adam Caplan reports that Tillman receives a one-year, $3.05 million deal.
- According to Caplan, the Buccaneers and Jaguars were also in the mix to sign him.
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Tillman was in Carolina and reportedly had a visit scheduled with the team for today, so it appears as though everything went well.
There is an obvious connection between the Panthers and Tillman given that Ron Rivera spent time with the Bears as their assistant HC/secondary coach.
Carolina tried to sign CB Alan Ball to an agreement in recent weeks, but he ultimately signed on with the Bears.
Tillman, 34 in February, unfortunately suffered a torn triceps back in September and was subsequently placed on season-ending injured reserve.
He finished the 2014 season with eight tackles and a pass defense over the course of two games.
We had Tillman listed as the No. 100 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.