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Vikings sign former Bears DT Sutton

The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday they have added another defensive tackle to the mix, signing former Chicago Bear Will Sutton.

Sutton, who was a 2014 third-round pick, has made 18 starts for Chicago in his three seasons.

The 6-foot-1, 290-pound defensive tackle only played 174 snaps last season but received solid marks from Pro Football Focus. If he had qualified among ranked players in total snaps, Sutton would have been 43rd overall.

Sutton will compete with Datone Jones, Jaleel Johnson and Tom Johnson for playing time at the three-technique spot.

Adding another DT may speak to the health of Sharrif Floyd, who reportedly has nerve damage in his knee stemming from meniscus surgery last season.

The Vikings released Toby Johnson to make room for Sutton.





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