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Bears DT Will Sutton returns for final day of minicamp
BY GAVIN CROWELL
Third-round draft pick Will Sutton, who had been absent from the first two days of mandatory minicamp as he dealt with a family emergency, returned for the final day Thursday.
The former Arizona State defensive tackle said he did not feel like his absence affected his preparation for the upcoming season.
“I don’t feel like I’m behind at all… our video people [send] our practices to our iPads, so while I was away, I was studying, going over our plays,” he said. “And so when I came here I didn’t lose a step.”
Always a confident player, Sutton’s transition in to the NFL has been no different.
“I’m ready to go,” Sutton said.
A two-time All-American, Sutton is prepared to take on a different role than he did while at Arizona State.
“Whatever my role is going to be, whether I’m going to play right away or if coach wants to gradually throw me in… I’m going to take that role head on and just go out there and compete,” he said.
Much of the criticism that has been drawn on Sutton is centered on his weight, which fluctuated from 280 while he was in college to 315 at the NFL Combine.
Sutton, however, is unconcerned by his weight.
“It’s not a problem,” Sutton said. “I put it on because I was told. It’s not because I’m lazy or because I don’t work out or anything like that,” adding that it would be easy to stay around 280 or 290 if that’s what he was told to do.