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Chicago Bears put transition tag on DB Kyle Fuller

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have placed the transition tag on veteran defensive back Kyle Fuller, giving them a chance to match any offer he might receive in free agency.

The 26-year-old Fuller is considered a key player for Chicago’s defense.

The tag, announced Tuesday, guarantees Fuller $12.9 million next season.

Fuller can sign an offer sheet with another team, but the Bears get a chance to match it.

With $60 million-plus in salary-cap space, Chicago isn’t about to let Fuller escape, giving the team a chance to work out a long-term deal.

The team gets no compensation if they choose not to match.

Chicago hasn’t used a transition tag since 2001, when it was used on DL Bryan Robinson.

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