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Charles Tillman makes first Pro Bowl team

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Bears cornerback Charles Tillman has earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl, a league source confirmed.

Initially, former Bears defensive end Alex Brown posted on his Twitter account, "Congrats to my boy Peanut on making the Pro Bowl... Long over due... Great job."

Tillman has had one of his best seasons, and he distinguished himself by singling up Detroit Lions Pro Bowl receiver Calvin Johnson in a 37-13 victory on Nov. 13. In that game, Johnson -- the league's best receiver this season -- finished with seven catches for 81 yards with no touchdowns.

Tillman has 93 tackles this season, with three forced fumbles, two interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown, and 11 passes defended. He also earned his first sack of the season in last Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Bears linebacker Lance Briggs posted on his Facebook page that he has also been selected to the Pro Bowl team.

The official announcement will be on the NFL Network tonight.

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So the one member of the Bears defense truly worthy of being selected (Julius Peppers) doesn't make the team? Recount!

Julius is top 5 at his position and should have been picked along with There are some crazy picks all around this year. Babin over Cole is a joke, Suggs going as an OLB they guy plays with his hand on the ground all day, and Dumervil getting in. I am glad Tillman made it but he did not earn it, he has faded sense his mid-season run. Briggs didn't deserve it either he has had a good year not a great year. Woodson going is a joke he has been way off this year, BJ Raji getting a nod? He has been horrible your talking about one of the two woorst defenses in the nfl in GB.

At OLB, Weatherspoon deserved a shot, Kiwanuka deserved a nod.

Goldson over Whitner? I think the 49er fans are confusing their safeties, Goldson sucks.

Pouncey getting in is a joke, over Chris Meyers? Sullivan also deserved a shot. Levitre got robbed and I am not just saying that because I mocked him to the Bears a couple years back. Joseph has had a down year, Hutchinson has had a bounce back year and was robbed.

They pretty much got the recievers right except for Green over Bowe, Bowe has done more with less.

Who the hell voted Phillip Rivers in? He has sucked this year? Then again he is competing with guys like Orton, Campbell, Tebow, Moore, Orlovsky, Cassel, Yates, Palmer, Flacco etc... Yeah okay good pick never mind. Wow the AFC is really weak at the QB position this year.

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