Bears' Tillman expects to play against Houston

Bears' Tillman expects to play against Houston
November 8, 2012, 1:56 pm
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Chicago Bears defenders Charles Tillman (33) and Chris Conte (47) break up a pass in the end zone intended for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) in the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Joe Howell)


LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears star cornerback Charles Tillman says on Twitter that he will play Sunday against the Houston Texans, after all.

Tillman's status had been up in the air after he told Chicago radio station WSCR-AM that he might not be available because his wife, Jackie, is due to give birth.

But in a message to ESPN Radio's ``Mike & Mike In The Morning'' show, he wrote ``god, family, football... Baby is coming Monday don't worry I'll be there Sunday.''

This will be the couple's fourth child. Their daughter, Tiana, needed a heart transplant a few months after she was born in 2008.