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Bears agree with first-round pick Kyle Fuller

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Given the pace with which they have struck agreements with draft picks, it shouldn’t be a surprise the Bears are the first club to reach a deal with a first-round selection.

Cornerback Kyle Fuller, the No. 14 overall pick in last week’s draft, has agreed to a four-year contract, the Bears said on Wednesday afternoon. As with all first-round contracts, the Bears will have an option to add a fifth year to the deal after Fuller completes his third season with the club.

Fuller (6-0, 190) is likely to see regular playing time in the Chicago secondary as a rookie. While the Bears have two experienced starting cornerbacks (Charles Tillman, Tim Jennings), Fuller should be a big part of Chicago’s nickel and dime defenses, and it’s quite possible he could push for a role in the base defense, too.

The second cornerback selected in Round One, Fuller broke up 28 passes and intercepted six passes in four seasons at Virginia Tech (2010-2013).

The Bears have announced deals with seven-of-eight draft picks. Defensive tackle Will Sutton, a third-round selection from Arizona, is the lone draft choice without an announced agreement.

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28 Responses to “Bears agree with first-round pick Kyle Fuller”
  1. taintedsaints2009 says: May 14, 2014 5:41 PM

    anybody remember corey fuller of the minnesota vikings? that dude could hit.

  2. bearshaterseverywhere says: May 14, 2014 5:47 PM


  3. sandersmarcus10 says: May 14, 2014 5:55 PM

    With the rookie scale set I dont think there is any reason not to sign and get to work right away.

  4. dkkarthik says: May 14, 2014 5:58 PM

    Damn that was quick – good for the bears!

  5. hodous says: May 14, 2014 5:59 PM

    You can bank on this guy producing for years to come… he is a big stud the Bears lucked into.

  6. yesrowntreeyesgrosvener says: May 14, 2014 6:02 PM

    While I’m happy with Shazier, I groaned when the Bears picked Fuller. I thought he would have been perfect for the Steelers. Best of luck to him.

  7. zoxitic says: May 14, 2014 6:10 PM

    Love the rookie wage scale. The days of rookie hold out drama are over.

  8. gridassassin says: May 14, 2014 6:10 PM

    The Bears have signed 7 of their draft picks, all that remains is their 3rd rounder.

    Phil Emery and Bears capologist Cliff Stein – gettin’ the job done!

  9. Frazier28/7 says: May 14, 2014 6:13 PM

    that’s a great pick

  10. vikes89allday says: May 14, 2014 6:26 PM

    As a Vikings fan I’m a bit jealous with this pick perfect guy to take over for “Peanut Tillman” plays just like him gonna be a terror for opposing offense’s other than the Vikings haha Skol!

  11. alshonbrandontandem says: May 14, 2014 6:29 PM

    I wanted the Louisville Slugger (thought we could of got a decent corner in the 2nd) but I’m glad he’s a Bear.

    Bear Down!!

  12. makimaguro says: May 14, 2014 6:30 PM

    Sure don’t miss those old BS agent cat-n-mouse games. You make a lot of money – get to work.

  13. scottleroy2014 says: May 14, 2014 6:39 PM

    As the great Rod Tidwell said, ” I went to Arizona State! I’m a Sun Devil, man!” Will Sutton went to ARIZONA STATE, not Arizona.

  14. vavikingfan says: May 14, 2014 6:43 PM

    His younger brother is even better.

  15. hyzers says: May 14, 2014 6:46 PM

    The Bears defense will still be historically bad just like last year.

  16. mortwannabe says: May 14, 2014 6:53 PM

    In Phil we trust.

  17. sowcrates says: May 14, 2014 7:01 PM

    It took one lesson for Chicago to learn to sign rookies early. His name was Cedric Benson

  18. thevikesarebest says: May 14, 2014 7:14 PM

    That’s cute.rhodes>fuller.SKOL

  19. lonespeed says: May 14, 2014 7:51 PM

    Hall of Fame Class of 2044.

  20. vikescry1 says: May 14, 2014 8:27 PM

    ha ha

  21. 11dancingditkas says: May 14, 2014 9:17 PM

    He’s Emery’s kind of corner: smart, athletic and tough. Can’t wait to see him in the fall.

  22. thepoofighters says: May 14, 2014 9:30 PM

    Better that than disagree…..

  23. PacificNWMark says: May 14, 2014 9:34 PM

    I hope Emery and Trestman are still around to see all of their project players develop to contribute to the team. Right now they both act like they have all the time in the world, but another season like last one may change that view.

  24. bearfan1957 says: May 14, 2014 11:29 PM

    Great to sign the picks fast, good job Phil and Stein

  25. pillowporkers says: May 14, 2014 11:37 PM

    Wasn’t the biggest fan of this pick. I know their secondary is getting older, but this team can’t keep giving up 200 yards a game on the ground and win football games consistently. I like fuller, I just don’t like where and how high he went. I did like Chicago’s later rounds though with fales, vereen, etc.

  26. Indybear says: May 15, 2014 6:14 AM

    One to go! Bear Down!

  27. rho1953 says: May 15, 2014 11:51 AM

    That is a quick signing, it make you wonder if the Bears might have gotten a better deal with a little more work.

  28. pressytodd says: May 17, 2014 1:02 AM

    As a packer fan , fuller looks solid. thanks for passing on dix.

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