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Former Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller released by the Chicago Bears

This was a cost-cutting move by the Bears.

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The Fuller brothers are considered royalty at Virginia Tech. Vinny, Corey, Kyle, and Kendall all played their college football at Virginia Tech, and each moved on to the NFL. Corey Fuller is now a member of Justin Fuente’s staff in Blacksburg.

The most successful Fuller — and they are all really successful — is Kyle Fuller. Kyle played at Virginia Tech from 2010-2013, where he was a four-year starter and three-time All-ACC selection.

Kyle would become the No. 14 overall pick by the Chicago Bears in the 2014 NFL draft.

On Thursday, Kyle Fuller was released by the Bears in a salary-cap move that suddenly makes him the top free agent available.

In his seven seasons with the Bears, Fuller recorded 390 tackles and 19 interceptions. He was named NFL first-team All-Pro in 2018 and is a two-time Pro Bowl selection.

At 29 years old, Fuller has plenty of football left.

Kendall Fuller is currently a starting cornerback with the Washington Football Team. Washington had an opening at cornerback earlier this week but instead signed William Jackson III.

If Kyle Fuller had been available, would Washington have reunited the brothers in the nation’s capital?

While news of Fuller’s release is unfortunate, he now has an opportunity to cash in once again while also having the chance to pick his own team.

Good luck, Kyle.