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Kyle Fuller | Defensive Back | #23

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/6/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
College: Virginia Tech
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (14) / CHI
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Bears GM Ryan Pace believes CB Kyle Fuller is "still ascending."
The Bears quickly matched the Packers' four-year, $56 million offer sheet for Fuller, a deal which makes him a top-five corner in average salary. "He played like one of the better corners in the league (last) year," Pace said. "So, you’re evaluating him currently but … you are also evaluating the projection. He’s a good young player for us that we feel is still ascending." With Fuller and Prince Amukamara atop the depth chart, the Bears have the makings of a solid corner group. Mar 29 - 10:54 AM

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Bears signed CB Kyle Fuller to a four-year, $56 million contract.

They matched Green Bay's offer sheet. Fuller will make $18 million guaranteed, $5 million more than he would have made under the transition tag. This was fully expected from Chicago, who would have got no compensation if they let Fuller sign with the Packers. Fuller is now one of the highest paid corners in the league at $14 million annually. He's signed through his age-30 season.
Mar 16 - 7:46 PM

Packers signed CB Kyle Fuller to a multi-year offer sheet.

Green Bay is trying to poach Fuller from division-rival Chicago, which presently has Fuller's rights via the transition tag. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Bears "have planned to match any offer" Fuller gets. If the Packers structure Fuller's deal to make it difficult for the Bears to match, however, Chicago would receive zero compensation, and wouldn't even be eligible for a compensatory pick in 2019. The Bears have five days to match the Packers' offer.
Mar 16 - 4:51 PM

Bears assigned the transition tag to CB Kyle Fuller.

The tag is worth $12.971 million, providing $2 million in savings from the franchise tag. It's not exclusive, but gives the Bears the right of first refusal should Fuller sign an offer sheet elsewhere. With plenty of cap space, the Bears will almost certainly be matching any offer Fuller gets. If they ended up passing, they would receive zero compensation if Fuller walked. The Bears bungled the overall situation by not exercising Fuller's fifth-year team option last spring.
Mar 6 - 2:36 PM

The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs reports the Bears will not place the franchise tag on CB Kyle Fuller.

Biggs "can't say for sure if the transition tag will be in play." It is a bit of a reversal from Biggs, who just last week said the franchise tag was an option. Expected to cost nearly $15 million, the tag would have been an overspend on Fuller and made long-term negotiations difficult. Biggs reports both sides would like to work out a deal, but Fuller is expected to at least test the market before he makes his final decision.
Mar 5 - 10:13 AM

The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs believes the franchise tag "is in play" for Bears impending free agent CB Kyle Fuller.

A first-round pick in 2014, Fuller would still be under contract if the Bears had picked up his fifth-year option, but they understandably declined it last spring after Fuller missed all of 2016 with a knee injury the coaching staff seemed to think he could have played through. Fuller responded with a career year in 2017, putting the Bears in a tough spot. He is going to get paid if Chicago lets him hit the open market, but they are likely wary of giving him a long-term deal. The tag may end up being their best option.
Feb 27 - 10:10 AM

Bears coach John Fox praised CB Kyle Fuller for his performance Week 16 against the Browns.

Fuller had an interception in the end zone and defended six passes while locked up with Josh Gordon. "It’s as good a game by a corner, honestly, since I’ve been here," Fox said. On the roster bubble heading into training camp, Fuller earned his spot with a standout August and is in the midst of his best season as a pro. Set to be a free agent after the Bears decided against picking up his fifth-year option, Fuller has earned himself some money this season.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 10:33:00 AM

The Chicago Sun-Times' Patrick Finley wrote CB Kyle Fuller has "stood out" during Bears camp.

Squarely on the roster bubble after missing all of last season and seeing the team decline his fifth-year option, Fuller has earned praise for his work this offseason. "I think he’s healthier now," coach John Fox said. "He’s getting back into it. I like the way he’s looked." Fuller likely is still behind newcomers Prince Amukamara and Marcus Cooper on the depth chart, but he is clearly making his case for a roster spot. If he shows well in the preseason, the Bears could look to move him.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 12:30:00 PM

The Chicago Tribune's Dan Wiederer believes Bears CB Kyle Fuller "may be on the outside looking in" for a roster spot.

Fuller missed all of 2016 with a knee injury, but DC Vic Fangio suggested late in the year the corner could have returned if he wanted. That type of comment suggests the Bears have almost given up on the former first-rounder, but Fangio did say he will be given a chance to compete during camp. With newcomers Prince Amukamara and Marcus Cooper locked into the starting lineup, Fuller will be nothing more than a sub-package player even if he makes the roster.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Bears DC Vic Fangio said CB Kyle Fuller will be given a chance to compete.

Fuller missed all of 2016 with a knee injury, although Fangio suggested the corner could have returned late in the season had he wanted. The issue led to the Bears not picking up Fuller's fifth-year option, but Fangio is not ruling out him winning a job in camp. "It's wide open," Fangio said. "I hope to see Kyle healthy and out there running around. Moving like he's 100 percent." Despite the positive comments, the smarter money is on Fuller being cut or traded before the season.
Source: CSN Chicago
Mon, May 15, 2017 08:28:00 AM

Bears declined CB Kyle Fuller's fifth-year option for 2018.

Fuller spent all of last year on injured reserve and now faces competition from free agent signings Prince Amukamara and Marcus Cooper. Even when he's been healthy, Fuller has never lived up to the lofty expectations that were placed on him as a first-round pick in 2014. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune opined that Fuller may not even make the Bears' final roster this summer. The 25-year-old will earn just over $1.7 million in the final year of his rookie contract.
Sat, Apr 29, 2017 08:50:00 PM

The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs does not expect Bears CB Kyle Fuller to make the final roster.

Biggs still expects Chicago to hold onto Fuller through the offseason program to see what he can do or perhaps drum up trade interest. Fuller did not play a snap last season after undergoing a minor knee scope in August, and DC Vic Fangio questioned his desire to get back on the field late in the season. The Bears did move on from Tracy Porter, but they have signed three corners already this offseason and are likely to add more in the draft.
Thu, Apr 13, 2017 10:41:00 AM

The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs expects the Bears to hang onto CB Kyle Fuller "to see what he can do" before moving on.

Fuller missed all of last season on I.R. after undergoing a minor knee scope in August. DC Vic Fangio called him out for showing no desire to return to the field late in the year. But with the Bears' needs at cornerback, it makes sense to hold Fuller at his cheap salary either until replacements are found or they see that he can/can't play at a high level.
Wed, Feb 22, 2017 10:47:00 AM

Bears did not activate CB Kyle Fuller (knee) from injured reserve, ending his season.

The deadline to activate Fuller was Wednesday. "It's disappointing," Fuller said. "You want to be out there. I guess I've just got to listen to my body. I'm not quite there yet." Fuller said he still has pain in his surgically-repaired knee, but DC Vic Fangio intimated Fuller did not really want to return this season. Fuller, of course, denied those claims, but it seems clear this marriage is headed for divorce. The Bears will likely try to trade Fuller this offseason.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 09:46:00 AM

Bears DC Vic Fangio indicated CB Kyle Fuller (knee, I.R.) doesn't have the desire to return this season.

Wednesday is the final day the Bears have to make a decision on activating Fuller from I.R. after he returned three weeks ago, but it doesn't like that's going to happen. "Any time a guy's hurt, there's three stages to getting back to the field," Fangio said. "One is you've got to get medical clearance. Two, the player's got to say he's ready to go and feels confident and he's champing at the bit to go play. A has happened. B hasn't. So C is a non-issue." The Bears are expected to try to trade Fuller for whatever they can get for him this offseason.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 10:14:00 AM