Ex-Bear Wootton will join Vikings

  • Blog Post by: Mark Craig
  • March 20, 2014 - 9:48 PM

Defensive lineman Corey Wootton, who was with the Bears the past four years, agreed to a one-year contract with the Vikings on Thursday.

Both Wootton (@coreywootton) and his agent, Mike McCartney, tweeted that Wootton would be coming to Minnesota. Fox Sports reported the deal was worth $1.5 million with incentives worth another $500,000.

Wootton, 6-6 and 270 pounds, started 15 games last season with one sack.  The 26-year-old had arthroscopic hip surgery following the season.

Wootton, a fourth round pick out of Northwestern in 2010, was the Bear who sacked Brett Favre, giving Favre a concussion at TCF Bank Stadium in a 2010 game that marked his final NFL appearance. The sack was Wootton's first in the NFL.

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