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Bears agree to terms with Sutton

Posted May 15, 2014

The Bears on Thursday became the first NFL team to have their entire draft class under contract when they agreed to a four-year deal with third-round pick Will Sutton.

The Bears on Thursday became the first NFL team to have their entire draft class under contract when they agreed to a four-year deal with third-round pick Will Sutton, a defensive tackle from Arizona State.

Sutton was named Pac-12 defensive player of the year each of the past two seasons. He was dominant as a junior in 2012, recording 64 tackles, 23.5 tackles-for-loss and 13 sacks. Last season Sutton registered 48 tackles, 13.5 tackles-for-loss and four sacks.

Appearing in 51 games with 40 starts over four seasons with the Sun Devils, Sutton compiled 161 tackles, 45.5 tackles-for-loss, 20.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and eight pass breakups.

Sutton performed better when he weighed 285 pounds as a junior than he did at 320 pounds as a senior. He has since slimmed down to 290, and the Bears are hoping that enables him to play with the same quickness and speed he demonstrated in 2012.

Sutton was the final member of the Bears’ draft class to agree to a contract. The other seven picks reached agreements Monday through Wednesday.

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