By Tim Weaver
Few positions on the Panthers roster need more attention than cornerback. So, today our 2018 free agent profile series continues with fifth-year Bears corner Kyle Fuller.
One of four brothers to play in the NFL, Fuller is only beginning to reach his potential as he’s turning 26 later this week. Like many pro cornerbacks, he saw some rough moments his first few years but Fuller appears to have turned out alright and is now set to cash in.
His length, coverage and ball skills are exactly what the Panthers should be looking for after a disappointing and frustrating campaign by James Bradberry, Daryl Worley and Captain Munnerlyn.
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After a surprisingly-brilliant year in Vic Fangio’s defense, Fuller has earned himself a solid payday. The Bears would be nuts to let him hit the market (when has that ever stopped them before?) and long-term cornerback contracts are expensive propositions these days, even for non-superstars.
Fuller also missed the entire 2016 season with a knee injury, so that’s a lingering concern for any team who may be interested. Finally, Carolina is relatively cash-strapped and signing Fuller would make it harder to keep important pieces like Andrew Norwell and Star...