Fuller (calf) is expected to play in Saturday's preseason game in Arizona.
Fuller dealt with a seemingly minor calf injury in training camp, but he appears to be healthy again. Look for him to assume a backup role Saturday behind starters Marcus Cooper and Prince Amukamara.
Fuller missed Friday's practice with a calf muscle injury, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Already slated for a backup role, Fuller will need to be on the field to compete for a roster spot. The Bears already chose not to pick up the fifth-year of his rookie deal, and he's not a lock to make the team this year unless he earns it.
Fuller (knee) is back to full strength, Patrick Finley of The Chicago Sun-Times reports.
A routine preseason arthroscopic knee surgery ultimately kept Fuller on the sidelines for the entire 2016 season and likely factored into the team's decision to decline his fifth-year option as well. Despite returning to full health, the 2014 first-rounder is not considered a "lock" to make the final roster ahead of Week 1 and is reportedly behind both Prince Amukamara and Marcus Cooper on the depth chart.
Fuller sat out of the 2016 season after undergoing knee surgery, but he will now have to battle for a roster spot heading into the 2017 campaign. The 2014 first-round pick started 30 games in his first to years in the league, but hasn't appeared to mesh well with the Bears' organization as the team has signed several potential replacements at cornerback including Prince Amukamara and Marcus Cooper.
Fuller (knee) may not be on Chicago's Week 1 roster, Brad Biggs of The Chicago Tribune reports.
Selected 14th overall in the 2014 draft, Fuller appeared to be on his way to stardom when he recorded 64 tackles, four interceptions and three forced fumbles as a rookie. He took a major step back in 2015 -- both statistically and in terms of his work in coverage -- and then missed the entire 2016 season after having arthroscopic knee surgery in mid-August. He was expected to return from the surgery at some point during the season, and his failure to do so seemed to draw the ire of Chicago's coaching staff, with head coach John Fox and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio both subtly questioning the cornerback's desire to play. Drafted by Chicago's previous front office regime, Fuller will have to re-prove himself during offseason workouts and training camp to avoid being released or traded before the upcoming season. Bears general manager Ryan Pace did say the team discussed the possibility of moving Fuller to safety, but there aren't any plans to move forward with a position change. The 25-year-old likely will have to compete for playing time at cornerback amongst a position group that added Prince Amukamara and Marcus Cooper in the offseason.
|P3||8/27/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|4||9/28/17||@ GB||8:25 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|12||11/26/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/17||@ DET||4:30 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|