Just when things couldn’t appear worse for the Chicago Bears, in comes some more disturbing news. According to ESPN Chicago’s Jeff Dickerson, head coach John Fox has informed the media that Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller won’t travel with the team when they play the New England Patriots in Week 2 of the preseason. It appears that Fuller is experiencing some soreness in his knee, and has been dealing with this since the offseason.
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Fortunately, there is a silver lining around this dark cloud. In Thursday’s 22-0 loss to the Denver Broncos, rookie cornerback Deiondre’ Hall was one of the few positive standouts for Chicago. The Northern Iowa product finished the game with five tackles, and broke up two passes on back-to-back plays in the end zone during the second quarter. Hall has the size (6-foot-2, 202 pounds) to matchup against receivers, and has proved he can defend the ball in man coverage.
Hall also has versatility, having played both cornerback and safety at Northern Iowa. As one of the Bears’ fourth-round selections from this year’s draft, Hall will definitely have numerous chances to display his skills, and probably will do so with the first-team along with fellow cornerback Tracy Porter.
The seriousness of Fuller’s injured knee has yet to be further explained. However, while he’s recuperating, Hall should take full advantage of this opportunity. With Porter just turning 30 years old, Hall could possibly be one of the permanent fixtures in the Bears’ secondary in the future, along with Fuller, and safeties Adrian Amos and Harold Jones-Quartey. We’ll see just how much action Hall receives this coming Thursday, and if his play against the Broncos wasn’t a fluke.