The Green Bay Packers’ cornerback unit is beaten up to an absurd extent. Damarious Randall, Quinten Rollins, and Makinton Dorleant all left the team’s Week 17 win over the Detroit Lions with injuries, leaving the Packers with a skeleton crew of safeties taking over.
Those injuries forced slot corner/backup safety Micah Hyde out to the perimeter, while starting strong safety Morgan Burnett took over in the slot in the nickel and rookie safety Kentrell Brice moved to the slot in the dime. If the injuries keep the other players out for an extended period of time, perhaps the Packers would look outside the organization for help.
One possibility, as presented by @packersinsider on Twitter, involves bringing former Bears cornerback Charles Tillman into the fold. When Tillman - who retired after last season - heard about this, he responded accordingly:
Though he does not have all of the physical tools that he displayed several years ago in his prime, Tillman could be a veteran presence who could help out in the slot in a pinch.
Is it likely to happen? No, probably not. But if it did, it would be fun for a couple of former bears - Tillman and Julius Peppers - to finally get Super Bowl rings as Packers.