Bowman, not Graham, will open camp at cornerback

Published July 30, 2009 in News and Rumors

According to, it will be second-year pro Zack Bowman, not Corey Graham, that will open training camp filling in for the injured Charles Tillman.

Bowman appeared in one game last year, the Bears’ 48-41 victory over the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field, before sustaining a season-ending biceps injury. He recovered a muffed punt in the end zone for a touchdown and also contributed later on defense with a game-sealing interception.

Graham started 9 games last year while filling in for Nathan Vasher at cornerback. In an effort to get their best defenders on the field at the same time, the team experimented with moving Graham to free safety in the off-season. Graham will likely see action at both positions, and Trumaine McBride and D.J. Moore will also compete for playing time at cornerback.

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