Bears cut Kyle Fuller

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Kyle Fuller is officially a free agent.

Fuller, the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback, has been released by the Bears.

Although the Bears were trying to trade Fuller, that was always a long shot, given that he was due $14 million this season, and given that teams knew if they waited the Bears out, Fuller would be available in free agency soon enough.

Bears General Manager Ryan Pace has consistently made moves that push salary cap hits into future years, and this year the Bears simply couldn’t afford to keep Fuller while also making the other moves they wanted to make, like signing Andy Dalton and keeping Allen Robinson.

So Fuller is on the way out, and he’ll have suitors in free agency. His most likely landing place appears o be Denver, where he’d be in line for a reunion with head coach Vic Fangio, the former Bears defensive coordinator. Fangio knows what Fuller can do. So do the Bears, but they couldn’t find a way to afford to keep him.

16 responses to “Bears cut Kyle Fuller

  1. Zimmer probably wishes he’d waited a few more days on that Peterson signing.

  2. And the circus calliope music continues to play a the clown car that is the Chicago Bears. Way to go George !

  3. Like it or not, in the offseason having cap considerations makes for an interesting news cycle. Every year teams cut or release players they would like to keep.

  4. Now we know 1 of the 2 players offered in the trade to Seattle for Wilson. The other is likely Akiem Hicks. Teams knew both r likely to be cut and both have high salaries which means they weren’t much of an offer to Sea at all.

  5. I believe Fuller was top 30 in (outside the lines) CB rankings per PFF last season. Not really at his 2017-18 seasons, but he would be a good addition to any CB needing team. Any come to mind?? His next contract will not be long term, huge or largely guaranteed. It will be a one-two year contract for decent money, but about 1/2 of what he was looking to get under his previous contract.

  6. Ryan Pace is doing his best to further mess up the Bears before his inevitable ungraceful exit. When you are in a hole, best to stop digging.

  7. softhelmet says:
    March 20, 2021 at 5:15 pm
    Like it or not, in the offseason having cap considerations makes for an interesting news cycle. Every year teams cut or release players they would like to keep.
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    They wouldn’t have had to cut him if they hadn’t signed “prized” free agent QB Andy Dalton.

  8. Nearly every team is making cuts and other moves they’d really rather not, due to this year’s reduced cap. But sure, hammer the Bears for it… because that line of thinking is entirely rational.

  9. purpleguy says:
    March 20, 2021 at 6:15 pm
    Fuller was never gonna go anyplace but Denver to reunite with Vic.

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    I was holding onto a (somewhat irrational) hope that he may somehow end up in Green Bay in place of Kevin King. Fuller signed an offer sheet with the Pack 3 years ago but the Bears matched so I don’t think he would have been averse to the idea. That said, the Fangio connection never even crossed my mind until you just mentioned it.

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