3 reasons why Bears used transition tag on Kyle Fuller

Bears not expected to use franchise tag on Kyle Fuller

Bears not expected to use franchise tag on Kyle Fuller

The Chicago Bears have applied the transition tag to pending free agent cornerback Kyle Fuller.

Given Fuller's performance this year, the Bears chose to apply the transition tag, a designation that gives the Bears the opportunity to match any contract offer that Fuller agrees to. While the Bears did not use the franchise tag, they did apply a tag that gives them control over whether or not they ultimately lose Fuller.

In 16 starts last season, Fuller tied for the team lead with two interceptions and tied for second in the National Football League with 22 passes defensed. "This allows us to continue to work together on a long-term deal". The Bears would not receive any compensatory draft picks if they opted not to match such an offer.

Last week at the scouting combine in Indianapolis, Bears general manager Ryan Pace characterized the team's talks with Fuller as, "pretty aggressive", and added, "Obviously we like Kyle, and he had a good season, and we're happy with the way he's progressed".

Farm Groups Concerned About China Trade War
And Chinese officials want to preserve the overall ability of Chinese companies to continue investing in the United States. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying merely said in Beijing Friday that China urges the U.S.to follow trade rules.

However, with his 2017 season and the team's lack of cornerback depth, Fuller has another chance at life with the Bears. Their next two corners on the depth chart, Bryce Callahan and Cre'Von LeBlanc, have both played well but are better suited in the slot.

Fuller, 26, thrived as a rookie, tallying four interceptions and 10 passes defensed as a 14-game starter.

Fuller showed promise in his first year back after having arthroscopic surgery on one of his knees in early August of 2016.

The Bears just completed a 2017-18 campaign in which Chicago won just five games, marking their fourth straight losing season.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.