Bears’ Vic Fangio on CB Kyle Fuller: ‘I like where he’s at right now’

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Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller did not play last season after having arthroscopic knee surgery. (Associated Press)

After starting his first game since 2015 on Sunday against the Falcons, cornerback Kyle Fuller was praised Thursday by one of his most public critics last season: defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.

‘‘I was pleased with the way Kyle played overall,’’ Fangio said. ‘‘There’s obviously some plays he’d like to do over and play them a little better, but I thought he did a good job. I like where he’s at right now.’’

Will Fuller still play if Prince Amukamara returns from an ankle injury Sunday?

‘‘We’ll find that out when it happens,’’ Fangio said.

Fangio on outside linebackers

Outside linebacker Sam Acho played almost double Willie Young’s snaps Sunday because of the Falcons’ passing attack, Fangio said.

‘‘We just felt more comfortable with Sam in there in the base stuff,’’ he said.

That will change from week to week and presumably will include Pernell McPhee, who played only four snaps a week after coming off the physically unable-to-perform list.

‘‘Hopefully we’ll be able to get [McPhee] some more [snaps] as we keep going,’’ Fangio said.

This and that

Running back Jordan Howard (shoulder), guard Kyle Long (ankle), receiver Markus Wheaton (pinkie), safety Deon Bush (hamstring) and linebacker Christian Jones (back) were limited in practice.

Receiver Josh Bellamy hurt his ankle in practice but was able to finish.

Running back Benny Cunningham (high ankle sprain) didn’t practice, but safety Adrian Amos — who missed practice for personal reasons Wednesday — returned.

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