After being waived by the Bears a week ago, Sutton didn't take long to find a new home in the NFC North. A former collegiate standout at Arizona State, Sutton struggled to make an impact as a 3-4 defensive end during his three seasons with the Bears, compiling 60 tackles and no sacks in 36 career games (18 starts). Defensive tackle Toby Johnson was waived to create roster room for Sutton, who is expected to vie for a reserve role along the line in training camp.
Sutton (ankle) was released by the Bears on Thursday.
Sutton was selected by the Bears in the third round of the 2014 draft but he hasn't amounted to much more than a backup. He ended last season on injured reserve due to an ankle injury, but it isn't anticipated that the injury will force him to miss the start of the 2017 season.
Sutton's season comes to an end after he was spotted in a walking boot after Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. He registered 15 tackles this season playing primarily as a reserve defensive end and special teams contributor. The
Sutton left the locker room after Sunday's game against the Buccaneers with a boot on his left ankle, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
If Sutton ends up having to miss any game action, expect starting nose tackle Eddie Goldman to see an even more expanded role along the Bears defensive line.
Sutton was initially listed as questionable to play, but ended up playing 45 of 68 defensive snaps for the Bears, finishing tied for fourth on the team in tackles. Barring a setback to his elbow in practice this week, he should be set to play once again in Week 4 against the Lions.
|5||10/9/17||@ CHI||8:30 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ CLE||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|12||11/23/17||@ DET||12:30 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/17||@ GB||8:30 pm|