Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Bears, Kyle Fuller reach agreement
By Michael C. Wright
The Chicago Bears moved another step closer to signing their entire 2014 draft class when the club announced Wednesday it has agreed to terms with first-round pick Kyle Fuller on a four-year contract with a fifth-year option.
Financial terms were not immediately disclosed.
A cornerback out of Virginia Tech, Fuller started in 42 of 50 games in his college career, contributing 173 tackles, six interceptions, 21 pass breakups, four forced fumbles and one recovery. Fuller blocked three kicks at Virginia Tech and recovered one for a touchdown.
As a senior, Fuller was a captain, earned second-team All-America honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation, and was named first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference. In nine games, he had 24 tackles, two interceptions, 10 pass breakups and a blocked kick.
The Bears have reached agreement with seven of their eight draft picks from the 2014 class. The club agreed to terms with safety Brock Vereen and quarterback David Fales on Monday. On Tuesday, the Bears signed defensive tackle Ego Ferguson, running back Ka'Deem Carey, punter Patrick O'Donnell and offensive tackle Charles Leno.
Third-round pick Will Sutton, a defensive tackle out of Arizona State, is the only player the Bears haven’t come to terms with on a new contract.
On Wednesday, the Bears became the first team in the NFL to reach agreement with their first-round pick.