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Charles Tillman Not Resting on His Laurels After Retirement

Former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman has been retired for three days, but he's already got a new job lined up



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    Injured player Charles Tillman #31 of the Carolina Panthers takes photographs of his teammates participating in drills during practice prior to Super Bowl 50 at San Jose State University on February 5, 2016 in San Jose, California. The Carolina Panthers face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on February 7. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

    Just a few days after his retirement from the NFL, former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman has already shown that he’s not content to sit on his couch and watch TV on Sundays.

    Instead, he’ll be making TV happen, as he has joined the crew for Fox’s NFL Sunday, the network announced on Thursday. Tillman will join a group that includes anchor Charissa Thompson, commentator Colin Cowherd, and former Bears coach Dave Wannstedt.

    “With Charles having spent his entire career in the NFC, we were obviously very familiar with his accomplishments on the field,” Bill Richards, Fox Sports Senior VP of production said in a statement. “He always presented himself well as a player and we were impressed with his knowledge of the game and ability to articulate it when we met with him.”

    Tillman announced his retirement earlier this week after 13 productive NFL seasons. The cornerback spent 12 of those seasons with the Bears, where he racked up 42 forced fumbles and 36 interceptions during a career that included a Super Bowl appearance in 2007 and two Pro Bowl appearances.

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