Bears notes: Kyle Fuller’s play improves

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SEATTLE — After struggling through his first two weeks, Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller played better Sunday.

The former first-round draft pick recorded a pass defense in the end zone and logged three tackles in Sunday’s 26-0 loss at CenturyLink Field.

“I feel like confidence is something I’ve had — something that you’ve got to have as a defensive back,” he said after the game. “Just going out there, playing your technique and being in position.”

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When Jermon Bushrod suffered a concussion in the third quarter, backup Charles Leno received his first significant playing time at left tackle this year. Leno had served as the Bears’ extra blocker earlier this season.

“Like I tell everybody, it’s what my job is: I’m a swing tackle,” he said. “I’m just trying to prepare as if I’m the starter. And when I get out the opportunity to get out there, to do my job correctly and do it right.”

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• The Bears have lost eight-straight games, dating to last season, when their final victory was Nov. 23 against the Buccaneers.

“Last season doesn’t count,” tight end Martellus Bennett said. “It’s a whole different team.”

Bennett said the Bears need a win “just as bad as any team that loses a game.”

• Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham caught seven passes for 83 yards and a 30-yard touchdown, matching his receptions and topping his yardage for the season to date. The score came on a crossing route in which he outran safety Brock Vereen.

“He separated,” Vereen said. “My job is to not let him score, and I didn’t do my job.”

• One week after getting six carries for 21 yards and scoring a touchdown to cap a possession that was his alone, rookie running back Jeremy Langford did not touch the ball.

“With the offense, you have a game plan,” coach John Fox said. “You have some runs. You have some audibles — runs and passes. We didn’t get a lot of offensive plays.”

• Defensive lineman Mitch Unrein, who took a red eye flight to Chicago and signed Friday, played two days later.

“It was quite the past couple days for me,” he said. “I gotta let it sink it. The film will be the deciding factor.”

• The Bears committed six penalties for 40 yards, and struggled with crowd noise from a record 69,002 fans at CenturyLink Field.

Tackle Kyle Long, who had a false start, said his flag “puts us in a bad position, that puts my teammates in a bad position, and our chance of success goes down exponentially.”

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