Kyle Fuller, a cornerback with the Chicago Bears, sustained a knee injury on August 18 that necessitated surgery, and he hasn’t played since. It is uncertain whether he will play again this year after being placed on injured reserve on Tuesday.
Fuller did participate in practice again on Monday, but his mobility is still restricted after arthroscopic knee surgery in mid-August.
He stated on Monday that he hopes to participate in Week 1, but his status is still uncertain because the Chicago defensive backs are currently dealing with ailments.
He played NCAA football for Virginia Tech until the Chicago Bears selected him in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Fuller, a Baltimore, Maryland, native, played football at Mount Saint Joseph High School. In spite of missing the majority of the season due to a finger injury, he played in the Maryland Crab Bowl his senior year and made one interception.
As a true freshman in 2010, Fuller started seven games, mostly in the Hokies’ nickel defense.
He made 32 tackles, four of which were for a loss, six pass breakups, and one forced fumble.
Fuller took part in Virginia Tech’s pro day on March 19, 2014, but he decided to stand on his combined stats and merely do positional drills. On March 23, 2021, Fuller agreed to a one-year, $9.5 million deal with the Denver Broncos.
Fuller, 30, had a bit of a roller-coaster season in 2021 with the Denver Broncos, but at the end of the year, he thought he still had the ability to play outstanding football.
He had signed a $9.5 million prove-it contract a year earlier after being dismissed by the Chicago Bears.
Due to his poor performance, Fuller missed the Broncos’ game against Washington in week eight, potentially costing Nate Hairston and Patrick Surtain II playing time. On May 24, 2022, Fuller made a commitment to the Baltimore Ravens.