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Packers Put In Offer On Bears' CB Kyle Fuller


Hours after it was reported Friday that the Green Bay Packers had signed Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller to an offer sheet, the Bears quickly matched it, keeping him in the fold.

With Fuller not under contract for the 2018 season, the Bears chose to use the transition tag on him, which gives them the right of first refusal on any offer sheet he signs but unlike the more common franchise tag, does not yield any compensation for the team if it elects to let him walk. Because they used the transition tag and not the franchise tag - which would have been more costly - the Bears will receive nothing in return if they choose not to match the Packers' offer.

The Bears re-signed cornerback Prince Amukamara earlier this offseason to a three-year deal reportedly worth $27 million. According to a tweet by NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the word is that the Bears will choose to match the Packers' offer.

Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Chicago. Pace knew he would match any contract offer he received. The Bears declined his fifth-year option as a result, and Fuller responded with his finest season, intercepting two passes and breaking up 22. He struggled in 2015, then missed the entire 2016 season with knee issues and faced numerous training-camp challenges entering the 2017 season.

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Earlier this week, new Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said cornerback was "obviously a position we're looking at heavily right now". Get the cornerback they want and make a rival weaker or make said rival pay their a player top dollar.

How the two NFC North enemies got here is interesting.

Whether it's in Chicago or Green Bay, Fuller will soon cash in with a mega contract.

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