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  • Bears first-round draft pick Kyle Fuller, a cornerback from Virginia Tech, has agreed on a four-year contract.

      Bears first-round draft pick Kyle Fuller, a cornerback from Virginia Tech, has agreed on a four-year contract.
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And then there was one.

After first-round draft pick Kyle Fuller agreed to terms Wednesday with the Bears on a four-year contract, third-round defensive tackle Will Sutton is the only one of the team's eight draft picks who has yet to come to an agreement.

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The contract terms for Fuller, the 14th overall pick in the draft, were not released. But the 5-foot-11, 190-pound cornerback's deal is expected to be similar to that of last year's 14th overall pick, Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei.

That four-year deal was worth $4.11 million, including a $1.31 million signing bonus. Fuller's deal includes a club option for a fifth year. He is the first 2014 first-round pick to agree to terms.

Fuller started 41 games for Virginia Tech but just eight last season when he was sidelined by a sports hernia that is not expected to affect him during this weekend's rookie minicamp that begins Friday.

At the NFL Scouting Combine in February, Fuller ran a 4.49-second 40 and had a 38½-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-8-inch broad jump. But he only managed 12 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, although he was a tough and willing tackler in run support.

He had 173 career tackles, including 129 solos, 4½ sacks and 23½ tackles for loss to go with 6 interceptions, 21 pass breakups, 4 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He also blocked 3 kicks and recovered one for a touchdown.

On Tuesday, the Bears reached agreement with second-round defensive tackle Ego Ferguson, fourth-round running back Ka'Deem Carey, sixth-round punter Pat O'Donnell and seventh-round offensive tackle Charles Leno, Jr. On Monday, fourth-round safety Brock Vereen and sixth-round quarterback David Fales reached contract terms with the Bears.

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