The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday that they have signed first-round draft pick Kyle Fuller to a four-year contract with a fifth-year option.
“This is one tough football player,” general manager Phil Emery said after the Bears selected Fuller last Thursday night with the 14th pick in the draft. “This is a player with length, skill, athleticism, versatility, productivity, and beyond that the better part of him is he’s even a great person.”
Fuller recorded 173 tackles, six interceptions, 23.5 tackles-for-loss, 26 pass breakups and 4.5 sacks while appearing in 50 games with 42 starts for Virginia Tech.
The Bears have now signed seven of their eight draft picks.
The Bears came to terms on four-year deals with fourth-round safety Brock Vereen and sixth-round quarterback David Fales on Monday, and second-round defensive tackle Ego Ferguson, fourth-round running back Ka’Deem Carey, sixth-round punter Pat O’Donnell and seventh-round tackle Charles Leno Jr. on Tuesday. The only pick who remains unsigned is third-round defensive tackle Will Sutton.