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Will Sutton | Defensive Lineman | #90

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/3/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 290
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 3 (82) / CHI
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Vikings signed DT Will Sutton, formerly of the Bears.
Sutton is a former third-round pick of the old Bears regime who didn't fit in DC Vic Fangio's 3-4 front. He's back in a 4-3 with Minnesota and will compete for one of the final roster spots on defense. Wed, May 17, 2017 09:37:00 AM

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Bears waived DT Will Sutton, C Cornelius Edison and FB Paul Lasike.

The No. 82 overall pick of the 2014 draft, Sutton was never effective enough along the Bears' defensive line. He missed half of 2016 with an ankle injury. A poor fit for DC Vic Fangio's 3-4 scheme, it's not a surprise he's been sent packing.
Thu, May 11, 2017 04:35:00 PM

Bears placed DT Will Sutton on injured reserve with an ankle injury, ending his season.

Sutton went down in Sunday's loss to the Bears. Sutton has had a strong year as a run stopper. It's a big loss for a defense that's generally overachieved this season. A 2014 third-rounder, 2017 will be the final year of Sutton's rookie contract.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 07:25:00 PM

Bears DT Will Sutton left Sunday's Week 10 game against the Buccaneers with a left ankle injury and will not return.

Sutton logged four tackles before exiting in the third quarter. He's the third player the Bears have lost to injury today.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 03:27:00 PM

The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs reports the Bears are shopping third-year DT Will Sutton.

Sutton was a 2014 third-round pick by the old Bears regime and doesn't fit in DC Vic Fangio's 3-4 defense as a 6'/300 nose tackle. He doesn't have the size to two-gap and hold the point of attack by himself. The Bears would take anything in return, but he's likely to be cut at some point this weekend.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 10:07:00 AM

DT Will Sutton left the Bears' Week 3 game against the Seahawks with a biceps injury and will not return.

Sutton suffered the injury late in the first half. He'll finish the day with one tackle. Eddie Goldman will fill in at nose tackle.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 06:15:00 PM

Bears DC Vic Fangio said he prefers big players on his defensive line.

That is bad news for second-year DT Will Sutton. "Only" 6-foot, 303 pounds, Sutton is not big enough to play nose tackle and does not have the skill set to be a two-gap lineman. After playing 465 snaps as a rookie, Sutton will see his role greatly diminished this season.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, May 23, 2015 10:17:00 AM

ESPN Bears reporter Mike Wright doesn't believe second-year DT Will Sutton is a scheme fit for DC Vic Fangio's 3-4 defense.

Sutton was the 82nd pick in last May's draft. Wright writes that Sutton "looked like a bust" as a rookie, and would "definitely be out of place in a three-man front." We agree. Sutton was billed as a gap-shooting three-technique coming out of Arizona State. At 6'0/303, he's too small to play in the 3-4.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 09:25:00 AM

Bears signed third-round DT Will Sutton to a four-year contract.

And the Bears are the first team to have their draft class signed. Sutton (6-foot 1/4, 303) needs to get his weight back down to where he can play effectively, but he should be in the mix for snaps at three-technique right away.
Thu, May 15, 2014 09:53:00 AM

Bears selected Arizona DT Will Sutton with the No. 82 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Sutton (6-foot 1/4, 303) twice was named Pac 12 Defensive Player of the Year, finishing his career with 45.5 tackles for loss and 20.5 sacks. He played at around 275 pounds as a junior, before bulking up to 315 as a senior, and his stock took a major hit, essentially getting labeled a "fat guy." Sutton dropped down to 297 for his Pro Day but still ran slow (5.37) and looked "pretty average," per NFL.com's Gil Brandt. At his best, Sutton is a three-technique gap shooter who uses his hands well and stays on his feet against the run. The Bears needed help in the defensive trenches.
Fri, May 9, 2014 10:25:00 PM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt is projecting Arizona State DT Will Sutton as a "third-day pick at best" after an underwhelming Pro Day.

Sutton continues to cut weight -- he weighed 315 at the Senior Bowl, 303 at the Combine, and 297 at his Pro Day -- but still managed a 5.31 forty at his latest workout, and looked "pretty average" in drills, per Brandt. As recently as the 2013 offseason, Sutton was widely projected as a first-round pick.
Source: NFL.com
Sun, Mar 9, 2014 06:18:00 PM

Arizona State DT Will Sutton clocked forty times of 5.37 and 5.47 at the NFL Scouting Combine.

At 6-foot, 303, the times are a bit disappointing, though the ten-yard split is a better indicator of future defensive line success. It's incredibly rare that D-Linemen have to run forty yards in a straight line in game settings. A favorite of Rotoworld draft guru Josh Norris, Sutton's weight fluctuated wildly over the course of his college career. He played in the 270s in 2012. He's a 4-3 scheme prospect, capable of playing the "one" or "three" technique.
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 11:59:00 AM

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