Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is expected to start Sunday’s road game against the Washington Redskins.
Tillman was held out of practice Wednesday, and has been dealing with a knee injury for a month. The two-time Pro Bowler missed last Thursday night’s win over the New York Giants, snapping a streak of 53 consecutive starts.
“We’re going to ease him in this week and give him a little more [Thursday] and Friday, but he’s feeling good and we expect him to play,” said coach Marc Trestman, via the team’s website.
Tillman and Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will meet again on Sunday. Both grew up in the small military town of Copperas Cove Texas, and attended the same high school, but are nine years apart.
“He’s a very instinctive guy,” Griffin said. “He’s been in the league doing this for a long time, so he sees a lot of things. He can diagnose it. He can get to the ball. He’s great at creating turnovers. And those are all things that we have to make sure that we don’t allow him to do.”