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Kyle Fuller's salary is guaranteed for 2017, so why not give him the opportunity to play, but his fifth year option is another story! Is a guy who has not lived up to his early rookie season hype, worth that much money?

Does he even have a future in Chicago?

He missed the entire 2016 season after a routine knee scope that has a recovery rate of 2 weeks!

Was there more wrong with him than the brass is letting on?

Are the Bears just trying to save face on a previous 1st rounder? Are they looking to keep his trade value at a high level?

Why are they sticking by him when most teams would have cut him at this point? Bears were awful in the secondary this year! But yet they failed to activate Fuller from the cripple list! Even if he could only play for 1st and 2d down, would have been an improvement over what they put on the field.

Something isn't adding up when Pace come out to defend a player he didn't even draft.

Sounds like Trade Bait to me!

Nak to Nak
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Ryan first needs to graduate Schweddy's  Draft bust 101 Class

   MAYBE the  Ricketts and Wirtz Families can buy out the McCantski's,...... YES ????

DaBearsrule4ever
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They the Bears trade Fuller, they won't have to worry about that 5th year option. I'm honestly torn on this one though. Part of me wants to say see ya, part of me wants to give him one more chance.

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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY DaBearsrule4ever

They the Bears trade Fuller, they won't have to worry about that 5th year option. I'm honestly torn on this one though. Part of me wants to say see ya, part of me wants to give him one more chance.

I'm really curious to see how he will play, fully healthy, in Fangio's system.  The more pressing issue other than his play has been his health, the only person who has struggled more to stay healthy is Wilson. I'd say keep him this year, see if he can stay healthy and if so, how he looks in Fangio's defense which needs bigger corners (based on what he was able to use in SF) and if he does well, grab that option, if he doesn't let him walk... or maybe he doesn't fully fit the system but performs well enough to garner some trade value.  But even then, if he doesn't garner at least a 3rd, let him walk and get a compensatory pick for him in the 3rd because he was a first rounder, if I am correct by how that works.

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I still would like to see how he looks at safety. He has good speed, good instincts, is a good tackler. His issue is tracking the play when trailing the CB. He often gets beat off the line and turn his head when the ball is coming in, instead reads the WR. He does that well, and does break up passes, but it is hard to INT the ball if you never look for it. If I remember correctly, his interceptions came when the WR was in front of him and he jumped the routes. Something he could do more often coming down from safety. 

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I think Fuller at safety might be his last shot. And I'd let Fuller see if he can adapt to the position.....But it is concerning about his attitude of not trying to contribute when the secondary was extremely thin at the end of the season....

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If he's willing to give safety a go this upcoming year I say see what hes got,if he wants no part at safety tell him to hit the bricks and see what someone will give for him

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If I remember correctly, didn't Fuller flop the first 2 games and then play well the rest of 2015 season? He has to still be in our top 3 rotation in regards to talent. I'd keep him, he is going to be relatively cheap considering what CBs are getting in FA.

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The Shadow
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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY DaBearsrule4ever

They the Bears trade Fuller, they won't have to worry about that 5th year option. I'm honestly torn on this one though. Part of me wants to say see ya, part of me wants to give him one more chance.

If they find a trade partner the deal most likely will hinge on the Bears picking up his option, so the gaining team get a two year versus one year rental. Or even a new deal, sign and trade. Still sounded like Pace was trying to keep his market value in place. He was an Emery Pick as well, so that may weigh against him in the final time for a decision.

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I do not think he has a future as a corner in Fangio's defense. He is a bad man to man corner. Calbrooks is right, he plays better in the zone so making him the deep safety could work, but I don't think he's durable enough for all the big hits that position brings. Keeping him on the roster next season is a sound move, but no way I would pick up that 5th year option unless he plays gangbusters in 2017.

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Bears_40
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Keep him. The cost isn't much and the upside outweighs the risk.

 Mike Ditka - I'm not a mean football player. You'll notice that i never pick on anyone with a number higher than 30.

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