The Green Bay Packers may have found a way to plug the hole at cornerback.
The problem is they are going to need help from a bitter rival to do it.
According to a report by Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Green Bay signed Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller to an offer sheet Friday but since the Bears placed the transition tag on him, Chicago has the right to match the offer. If they do, Chicago keeps Fuller and Green Bay will likely have to continue their search for a cornerback.
If Chicago refuses to match, then Fuller joins the Packers at the price on the offer sheet. Since both teams reside in the same division, it seems unlikely the Bears let Fuller go but it’s not an absolute certainty.
The transition tag price on Fuller is $12.9067 million. The Bears have five days to decide to match the offer or let the former first round pick head North.
Either way, the Packers win. They either get a good young talent at cornerback or they drive up his price for their longtime rival.