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Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Sutter gets an invite from the Bengals

By Gary R. Rasberry
St. Henry will be even more well-represented at the Cincinnati Bengals' mini-camp this weekend after a second former Redskin got the NFL invite.
Miami University offensive tackle Steve Sutter, a St. Henry graduate, was invited to the Bengals camp and will join former Redskin Todd Boeckman with the Orange and Black.
The 6-foot-6, 290-pound Sutter, who originally signed as a tight end and later played defensive end for the RedHawks, is happy to get the chance to show his wares on the next level.
"It's something I've been looking forward to for a while, to show what I can do to be able to play at the next level," said Sutter during a telephone interview on Tuesday. "I had a pretty good Pro Day (at Miami) and ever since then, I've looked forward to the opportunity."
Adaptability could be something that Sutter could offer, having played both sides of the line.
"That's one thing I can definitely bring," said Sutter. "I can show them I can learn the system and can compete with the best of them. That's probably what they're looking for: how much you can learn this weekend and how well you can just compete and go out and play."
The hope this weekend for Sutter is to impress the coaches enough to earn a spot when the team goes to training camp late this summer.
"That's the main one I want to be at," said Sutter. "Right now, I'm just working to get the opportunity."
Sutter is looking to keep the successful line of former St. Henry linemen making the NFL, a line that started with Jim Lachey and most recently with Jeff Hartings.
"St. Henry has a real good football tradition," said Sutter. "I actually talked to Jeff yesterday about different things that go on in mini-camp and what to expect from it."
The trip to Cincinnati will mean a reunion with his former quarterback in Boeckman, who will also be at the camp. The pair last teamed up in Sutter's junior year of high school, and Sutter is hoping to catch up with Boeckman.
"Getting to play with Todd again will be interesting," said Sutter. "I haven't done that since junior year of high school."
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