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Denver Broncos Sign Former Bears Cornerback Kyle Fuller

Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) puts his hands up after a play during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
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After a shocking release just a few days prior, former Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller promptly found a new home. The Denver Broncos announced Saturday afternoon that they would be signing Fuller to a one-year, $9.5 million deal. NFL Insider Tom Pelissero first reported the deal.

After the Bears released Fuller, it didn’t take long for him to find a new team. The two-time Pro Bowler is one of the best corners in the game and is still just 29 years old. Since entering the league in 2014, Fuller has amassed 19 interceptions and has 82 passes defended. In 2018, Fuller led the league in interceptions (7) and passes defended (21). League executives named him to the Pro Bowl as well as First-Team All-Pro.

Fuller had a down season last year, finishing with just one interception on the season. However, the hope is that Fuller will regain his Pro Bowl form when he is reunited with Vic Fangio. Fuller had his best season as a pro in 2018 when current Broncos head coach Vic Fangio was the Bears’ defensive coordinator. Fuller finished that season with an overall PFF grade of 83, one of the best in the league.

The addition of Fuller is another elite piece to add to an already stellar Broncos defense. Fuller will likely start at the LCB spot, where he excelled with the Bears in 2018. With a secondary of Bryce Callahan, Fuller, Ronald Darby, and Justin Simmons, the Broncos have set themselves up to be stout against the pass this year.

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