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Former Bears CB Charles Tillman joins Fox for NFL Kickoff show

Former Bears CB Charles Tillman joins Fox for NFL Kickoff show

It didn't take long for Charles Tillman to find a new job.

Three days after announcing his retirement from the NFL, the former Bears cornerback will join Fox for their NFL Kickoff show on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. CT. Fox Sports made it official on Thursday.

"I am really looking forward to getting right back into the swing of things with Fox Sports,” Tillman said. “My family and I are very excited about this next chapter in my life."

Tillman will join Charissa Thompson, Colin Cowherd and former Bears coach Dave Wannstedt.

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“With Charles having spent his entire career in the NFC, we were obviously very familiar with his accomplishments on the field,” said Bill Richards, Fox Sports Senior Vice President of production. “He always presented himself well as a player and we were impressed with his knowledge of the game and ability to articulate it when we met with him.

"We are really excited to add him to the team.”

Tillman will officially retire as a member of the Bears on Friday.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Eddy Pineiro wins the Bears kicker battle, but the war is far from over

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Eddy Pineiro wins the Bears kicker battle, but the war is far from over

Chris Bleck, Sam Panayotovich and Jay Cohen join David Kaplan on the panel.

0:00- Eddy Pineiro wins the Bears kicker battle, but the war is far from over. Will he still be the kicker for Week 1?

6:00- Pro Football Focus says Mitch Trubisky is the 26th-best QB entering the season. Kap would like a word.

9:30- The guy discuss the Bears's punishment to Kyle Long for his practice fights and look back at life and career of Cedric Benson.

16:00- A trip to the Little League World Series did wonders for the Cubs. So after winning the last two on their road trip, are they back?

20:00- Jose Quintana has been on fire of late. Is he the Cubs' ace?

24:00- Eloy Jimenez leads AL rookies in home runs. With Vlad Jr. out, can he win the rookie of the year? Plus the guys discuss Dylan Cease's struggles and another big weekend for Luis Robert in Charlotte.

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PFF ranks Mitchell Trubisky as 26th best quarterback entering 2019

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PFF ranks Mitchell Trubisky as 26th best quarterback entering 2019

No one denies that Mitchell Trubisky needs to continue developing as a quarterback to take the Bears to the next level.

What’s up for debate is how much he needs to improve, and the question will linger well into the 2019 season.

Pro Football Focus ranked all 32 quarterbacks entering the regular season, and they see the Bears quarterback with a lot of work to do.

Trubisky came in 26th, part of analyst Steve Palazzolo’s “Tier 4” of quarterbacks.

“There’s a disconnect between Trubisky’s statistical output and his throw-by-throw performance last season,” Palazzolo wrote. “In order to take the next step, Trubisky must improve his accuracy at 10-plus yards down the field and lower his percentage of uncatchable passes that ranked 31st out of 35 qualifiers.”

PFF did highlight his NFL-best rushing grade among quarterbacks and the value added from Matt Nagy’s offensive system.

But their snap-by-snap grading shows Trubisky needs to be more consistent with this throws, which Palazzolo believes is crucial for the Bears to sustain their success.