Fuller, who was inactive in Week 1, was limited all week at practice as he continues to recover from the arthroscopic knee surgery he underwent in Week 2 of the preseason.
A 2014 first-round pick, Fuller started 30 games and intercepted six passes over the last two seasons, earning NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors in Week 2 of 2014.
But Fuller’s future role on the team is hardly secure.
The Bears seem pleased with reserve cornerbacks Jacoby Glenn (57 snaps), Bryce Callahan (54 snaps) and rookie Deiondre' Hall (18 snaps), who all played sizeable roles in Chicago’s opener. Not much is expected to change Monday at Soldier Field, especially with Fuller unlikely to play.
“I thought they did pretty well, to be honest with you,” coach John Fox said of the trio. “It wasn’t all perfect. It seldom is. But, all in all, I thought that they did okay. I was pleasantly surprised.”
In particular, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio cited the play of Glenn, who started in place of Fuller at the cornerback spot opposite veteran Tracy Porter. Glenn was credited with five tackles and two pass breakups.
“He did some good things,” Fangio said. “Obviously he gave up a pass there late, but it’s going to happen some. He played OK in there.”
The Bears, under Fox, went 1-7 at Soldier Field last year. That has been a talking point all week as the club tries to avoid falling to 0-2. Since the NFL instituted its current playoff format in 1990, only 12 percent of teams that began 0-2 managed to make the playoffs, according to ESPN Stats & Information.