NFL Rumors: Charles Tillman back to Carolina Panthers?

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NFL Rumors: Charles Tillman back to Carolina Panthers?

Charles Tillman wants an NFL comeback after suffering from a torn ACL last season. NFL rumors state that there’s only one team he wants to play for in his return, his team last season, the Carolina Panthers.

“I just want to play for Carolina. That’s the only team I really want to play for. “It’s a great group of men. A great group of coaches. The front-office guys are great. To me it was no surprise they were, or we were, 17-2.” Tillman shared to NOLA.com.

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“Being in Carolina felt like I had been there my entire career. The team, the community, the atmosphere, that vibe. The Carolinas — North Carolina and South Carolina — they showed a lot of love.”

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Tillman’s comeback from the knee injury comes at a time when he becomes an unrestricted free agent. According to reports, no NFL is interested at the moment as he is still months away from being allowed to participate in football activities.

However, the veteran might have a year or two left in his NFL career and he’ll be part of NFL rumors after his recovery.

The 35-year-old cornerback was a long time member of the Chicago Bears playing there from 2003 to 2014 before joining the Panthers last year. He made the NFL Pro Bowl team twice, in 2011 and 2012.

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In 12 games for the Panthers last season, Tillman had 55 combined tackles with two forced fumbles and two interceptions. For his career, he is credited 38 interceptions and 44 forced fumbles.

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