The Bears Beat (12.27.11): Tillman makes first Pro Bowl; five Bears selected

December 27th, 2011 - 6:27 pm
Charles Tillman -- shown above jumping on a pile and eventually throwing several haymakers in an effort to punch the ball out of the ball carrier's hands -- finally made the Pro Bowl in his ninth season in the league.

Charles Tillman -- shown above jumping on a pile and eventually throwing several haymakers in an effort to punch the ball out of the ball carrier's hands -- finally made the Pro Bowl in his ninth season in the league.

It took him nine years and several good seasons but Charles Tillman has finally been selected to his first Pro Bowl. The Bears had four other players selected to the Pro Bowl including linebackers Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher, running back Matt Forte, and special teamer Corey Graham. Julius Peppers and Devin Hester, despite being better and more important at their respective positions than their conference counterparts were clearly snubbed by not being selected. Stats matter more, apparently. They were both chosen as first alternates, though.

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