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Bears sign Will Sutton; Entire draft class in the fold

Not even a full week has passed since the NFL Draft began and the Bears have their entire draft class under contract, announcing the signing of third-round pick Will Sutton this morning.

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The Bears Lead Contract Negotiator Extraordinaire, Cliff Stein, Esquire, as he should henceforth be known, has completed the task of signing all of the Bears' eight-man draft class just shy of a full week since they were drafted.

This comes on the heels of the Bears signing Kyle Fuller yesterday and the rest of the draft class over the course of the previous three days.

Sutton could be a draft steal if he plays at his 2012 weight when he wrecked havoc on opposing offenses to the tune of 13 sacks and 23.5 tackles-for-loss.

And naturally, as has been the case over the past couple years:

The draft ended Saturday, they signed their first tow rookies Monday, and were finished Thursday. Signing rookies is considerably easier under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, but in just six days? That's impressive.

It used to be good to have your entire draft class in the fold by training camp but now it's by minicamp! It's good to get it done and out of the way so that the rookies can hit the ground running and assimilate to the NFL.

And in case you were wondering, the updated cap situation courtesy of Dan Durkin:

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