Biggs explains that there’s buzz around the league that the Bears could move on from Fuller, who counts $20 million against the cap in 2021, assuming the two parties can’t reach an agreement on an extension that lowers this figure.
According to Biggs, a trade is also a possibility. However, this would require another team to sign him to a new contract, so it’s unlikely the Bears would get much in return for him.
Fuller, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Bears back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $9,687,002 contract but Chicago declined his fifth-year option.
The Bears used the transition tag on Fuller in 2018, which allowed them to match the Packers’ four-year, $56 million offer sheet.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Fuller will free up $11 million of available cap space while creating $9 million in dead money.
In 2020, Fuller appeared in all 16 games for the Bears and recorded 65 tackles, one interception, a forced fumble and eight passes defended.
We’ll have more regarding Fuller as the news is available.