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Bears fan favorite Charles Tillman will return to Chicago after…

Bears fan favorite Charles Tillman will return to Chicago after signing one-year deal

Free agency is generally a time when fans lament that longtime veterans can't remain with the same team their whole careers. Then, presumably, those folks are quite happy that cornerback Charles Tillman is coming back to Chicago. Tillman, whose first 11…
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  • Packers lack continuity at center

    Packers lack continuity at center

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- In his first nine seasons as the Green Bay Packers starting quarterback, Brett Favre had two starting centers -- James Campen (two years) and Frank Winters (seven). Aaron Rodgers will be on his fourth in four seasons after Evan Dietri…
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  • B.J. Raji's return provides an opportunity

    B.J. Raji's return provides an opportunity

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The one-year deal B.J. Raji agreed to on Friday to return to the Green Bay Packers does a couple of things: It gives Raji the chance to test the free-agent market again next season with the hope that he shows more productivity than he…
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  • Spielman: Vikings could make more moves

    Spielman: Vikings could make more moves

    ESPN.com Mar 14
    MINNEAPOLIS -- As the Minnesota Vikings approach the close of a busy first week of free agency, they're not done looking at possible additions to the team, general manager Rick Spielman said on Friday. Where the Vikings go from here could take a more me…
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  • Vikings re-sign Jerome Simpson

    Vikings re-sign Jerome Simpson

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings announced they re-signed wide receiver Jerome Simpson, adding some depth to their receiving corps by bringing Simpson back for his third season in Minnesota. Simpson caught 48 passes for a career-high 726 yards last …
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  • Darryl Tapp hopes to make impact for Lions

    Darryl Tapp hopes to make impact for Lions

    ESPN.com Mar 14
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- He tried something different for a season, thinking even though he had been a defensive end for years, the transition to playing outside linebacker might work. After a one-year stint with Washington, Darryl Tapp decided he needed to…
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  • Letroy Guion visited Patriots, scheduled to visit Packers

    Letroy Guion visited Patriots, scheduled to visit Packers

    The Patriots may be parting ways with nose tackle Vince Wilfork and his loss would necessitate some action to address his absence in the middle of the line. One option on that front has visited with the Patriots. Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press repo…
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  • Vikings: Melton leaves town for more visits

    Vikings: Melton leaves town for more visits

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Henry Melton's time visiting the Vikings has come and gone without a contract, as evidenced by the team's confirmation of his free agent visit this morning. The Vikings have begun the practice of confirming unrestricted free agent visits …
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  • Why does Packers GM Ted Thompson hate free agency?

    Why does Packers GM Ted Thompson hate free agency?

    yahoo.com Mar 14
    In 2006, Packers general manager Ted Thompson signed cornerback Charles Woodson in free agency, and it was one of the best moves he ever made. The $52 million deal was a big gamble, because Woodson had been injured and his play slipped because of his di…
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  • Packers continue to not pursue free agents from other teams

    Packers continue to not pursue free agents from other teams

    Remember that report about the Packers plan to spend big money on free agents from other teams? Nearly three full days into the process, the Packers haven’t disappointed in their ongoing disappointment of Packers fans. Just peruse the PFT Packers page f…
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  • Redskins visit up next for Owen Daniels

    Redskins visit up next for Owen Daniels

    Tight end Owen Daniels visited with the Packers this week, but his chances of landing in Green Bay took a hit when the team re-signed Andrew Quarless. Daniels is moving on to a meeting with the Redskins, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.com. It’s the se…
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  • Pettigrew made sense to return to Detroit

    Pettigrew made sense to return to Detroit

    The Detroit Lions are bringing back Brandon Pettigrew and this ensures one thing in Detroit: While the team will have an offense that might look schematically like the New Orleans Saints' offense, this guarantees it won’t be Saints-like. At least not in…
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  • Starter Pack: Re-signings remain possible

    Starter Pack: Re-signings remain possible

    ESPN.com Mar 14
    A roundup of what's happening on the Green Bay Packers beat. GREEN BAY, Wis. -- We're on to the fourth day of full-blown free agency and a week removed from the start of the negotiating period, and none of the Packers' unrestricted free agents have sign…
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  • Video - CB Tillman Is Staying In Chicago 02:50

    CB Tillman Is Staying In Chicago

    Mar 14
    Michael C. Wright discusses the one-year deal reached between the Chicago Bears and CB Charles Tillman.
  • Video - Source: Raji Re-Signs With Packers 02:31

    Source: Raji Re-Signs With Packers

    Mar 14
    Herm Edwards discusses whether its surprising that free agent B.J. Raji ended up re-signing with the Green Bay Packers.
  • Video - Lions Re-Sign TE Pettigrew 03:07

    Lions Re-Sign TE Pettigrew

    Mar 14
    Michael Rothstein discusses why TE Brandon Pettigrew's four-year deal is a smart move in the short term for the Detroit Lions.

Sports Columnists

  • Early winners and losers in NFL free agency

    Mar 14
    The aggressive Broncos emerged as early winners in free agency. The Raiders, among others, came up short, writes John Clayton.