Packers sign CB Kyle Fuller to offer sheet, per report

According to a report from the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs, the Packers signed Kyle Fuller to an offer sheet.

The Bears had the right to match any offer Fuller received after they put the transition tag on him earlier this month. The Bears said they tagged Fuller in order to facilitate time to work out a long-term deal with him.

The Bears re-signed cornerback Prince Amukamara earlier this offseason to a three-year deal reportedly worth $27 million. Or, if the offer is too rich for their taste, the Packers will bring on Fuller.

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Fuller has eight career interceptions with the Bears after three seasons. That includes two picks he made while starting all 16 games in 2017.

If the Bears had declined to match the offer sheet that the Packers gave Kyle Fuller, it could have been Green Bay in a bind.

Most of the other high-profile free-agent cornerbacks have found homes, including ex-Indianapolis Colts corner Rashaan Melvin, who got a one-year, $6.5 million deal from the Oakland Raiders Friday after the Packers had expressed some interest in him. 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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Fuller, a former first-round pick, was given the transition tag by the Bears before free agency opened.

Fuller rejoins recently re-signed Prince Amukamara in what could be a solid secondary next season, especially with defensive coordinator Vic Fangio back calling the shots for new coach Matt Nagy.

According to football analytics site Pro Football Focus, Fuller allowed a completion rate of just 51.3 percent and quarterbacks had a passer rating of 56.7 when throwing against him - the lowest among free-agent cornerbacks. But even if they don't, the Packers worked the system in their favor.

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