GREEN BAY, Wis.--The Bears announced that Charles Tillman will be active and is expected to start at left cornerback.
Tillman warmed up on the field two hours before the game with Lance Briggs, and had a short visit with Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
The surprise is that Zack Bowman, who the Bears raved about all spring and summer, has not supplanted veteran Nathan Vasher at right cornerback. Coach Lovie Smith hinted strongly during training camp that the Bears were holding starting spots for Tillman and Bowman while they were injured, but Vasher gets the nod.
Smith said Vasher played well in the second and third preseason games.
We'll see what kind of role the team has in store for Bowman.