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Bears Placing CB Kyle Fuller On Injured Reserve, Candidate To Return

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Bears are placing CB Kyle Fuller on injured reserve.

Although, Rapoport says that Fuller will be a candidate to return in eight weeks.

Fuller has been since he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee over a month ago. The expectation was that Fuller would miss several weeks, but it appears though the Bears felt they were better off freeing up a roster spot to use over the next few months.

Fuller, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Bears back in 2014. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $9,687,002 contract and set to make a base salary of $1,300,636 for the 2016 season.

In 2015, Fuller appeared in all 16 games for the Bears and recorded 55 tackles, two interceptions and nine pass defenses. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 37 cornerback out of 111 qualifying players.