David Haugh is reporting that Charles Tillman will miss training camp and the preseason due to back surgery.
Needless to say…bad news. Mike Florio, over at PFT, adds this:
Tillman missed the final two games of the 2006 season with a similar problem. In February 2007, he underwent surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back.
We now have a starter in the defensive backfield (already a weakness) with a chronic back issue. There’s now a lot of pressure on Nathan Vasher to return to form.