Bears use transition tag on Kyle Fuller

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The Bears decided to play tag, but not in the normal way.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Bears are using the transition tag on cornerback Kyle Fuller.

The transition tag will pay Fuller $12.971 million for one year, and the Bears would have the right to match any offer he gets on the open market. But if he leaves, they get no compensation.

To franchise tag him would have cost $14.975 million.

Even though they have plenty of cap room, the Bears didn’t want to commit that much to him, and now have the right to have someone else do the long-term negotiating for them.

Fuller, their 2014 first-rounder, had a strong year last year, but apparently didn’t want to commit to a long-term deal this year.

8 responses to “Bears use transition tag on Kyle Fuller

  1. Smart move by the Bears for once. Had they done that with Alshon Jeffery he would still be a Bear. He will not get a huge deal in a market flooded with good corners. Now sign Trumaine Johnson to a big deal when he gets to free agency and we will have a good secondary for the first time since the mid 2000’s.

  2. Stu Bidaciou says:
    March 6, 2018 at 3:03 pm
    Wow, welcome to kirk cousins world where you dont really have to do much to get a big payday.

    ^ You should leave this discussion to the adults… or at least to those who know what they’re talking about.

  3. They must feel pretty confident he’ll stick with them all other things (money) being equal. Seems like the logical hand for the Bears to play, though, given he’s only had two really good seasons out of 4. There’s not enough body of work to justify committing long term #1 CB money.

  4. Man, Fuller must be feeling all warm and fuzzy today – the Bears like him at $12.9 but not $14.9 but hey, let’s talk about getting a long term deal done…

    His agent should be on the phone right now trying to work out a longer term deal that handcuffs the Bears, and it would serve them right.

  5. mattchew182 says:
    March 6, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Smart move by the Bears for once. Had they done that with Alshon Jeffery he would still be a Bear. He will not get a huge deal in a market flooded with good corners. Now sign Trumaine Johnson to a big deal when he gets to free agency and we will have a good secondary for the first time since the mid 2000’s.

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    I don’t think the Bears wanted Alshon. He was negative all the time and every other week he was injured, we called him “Hamstrings” his last two years in Chicago. I don’t wish Alshon any bad feelings, but he didn’t care about Chicago after Brandon Marshall left and I can’t blame him.

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