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Corey Wootton | Defensive Lineman | #99

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 270
College: Northwestern
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (109) / CHI
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Ex-Bears DL Corey Wootton announced his retirement after six seasons in the NFL.
A fourth-round pick of the Bears in 2010, Wootton finished his career on the Lions' injured reserve after tearing his pectoral last preseason. Wootton's best season came in 2012, where he recorded seven sacks and two forced fumbles across 16 appearances for Chicago. He finishes his career with 12 sacks and 87 tackles. Wootton is only 29. Jul 26 - 9:56 AM

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Lions placed DL Corey Wootton on injured reserve with a torn pectoral, ending his season.

Wootton suffered the injury in Thursday's preseason finale. Wootton was a deep reserve for the Vikings last season. He'll head back to free agency in 2016.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 06:31:00 PM

MLive's Kyle Meinke does not believe Corey Wootton will make the Lions' final roster.

"Corey Wootten should update his resume," Meinke said, "because he's probably going to be looking for a job next month." Wootton is physically imposing at 6'6/270 and is decently athletic, but he has never been able to consistently make an impact as a pass rusher. He has 12 sacks in 60 career games and only managed 275 snaps with Minnesota last season. Wootton signed a one-year, $825,000 contract with $150,000 guaranteed in May.
Source: MLive.com
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 03:38:00 PM

Lions signed DL Corey Wootton to a one-year contract.

Wootton looks good getting off the bus at 6'6/270 with edge-rushing speed. But he's been wholly unproductive in the NFL, getting just 12 sacks in five seasons and failing to earn significant playing time in Minnesota last season. Wootton will play mostly defensive end in Detroit, where he has a reasonable shot at sticking on the final roster as depth. Last year's No. 3 DE, George Johnson, was traded to the Bucs.
Thu, May 14, 2015 11:18:00 AM

Free agent DL Corey Wootton worked out for the Lions on Monday.

Wootton has also visited the Jaguars, Saints, and Titans this offseason, but has been unable to land a contract. He's coming off a down year in Minnesota under coach Mike Zimmer, who has a noted ability to get the best out of his players. When on top of his game, Wootton can play inside and outside.
Mon, May 11, 2015 07:11:00 PM

Free agent DL Corey Wootton left his visit with the Saints without a contract.

Wootton has struggled to attract interest after playing a limited role in Mike Zimmer’s defense last season. He also left visits from Tennessee and Jacksonville without a deal. 27-year-old Wootton offers versatility at multiple spots, but will likely have to settle for the veteran minimum.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 07:29:00 PM

Free agent DE Corey Wootton is visiting the Saints on Wednesday.

Wootton played 275 snaps for coach Mike Zimmer's Vikings last season on a one-year, $1.5 million deal. He'll come much cheaper after a miserable year.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 11:41:00 AM

Free agent DL Corey Wootton visited with Jacksonville.

Wootton also worked out for Tennessee this week. He played a limited role in 15 games (275 snaps) with the Vikings last year, but can provide depth at multiple spots. Wootton is Rotoworld's No. 4 remaining free-agent end.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 02:31:00 PM

Free agent DL Corey Wootton visited the Titans.

Wootton appeared in 15 games for the Vikings last season, but played just 275 snaps. He was a liability as a run stopper, and generated zero pass rush. The ex-Bears starter turns 28 in June.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 04:50:00 PM

Vikings agreed to terms with DL Corey Wootton, formerly of the Bears, on a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

Another $500,000 is available through incentives. Wootton is recovering from hip surgery, but expects to be 100 percent by July. Along with the signing of DT Tom Johnson, Wootton's arrival likely means the Vikings are closing the door on free agent DT Kevin Williams. Capable of playing both inside and outside, Wootton logged 862 snaps for the Bears last season. 535 came at defensive tackle, with the rest coming at end. With the Vikes remaking their line, Wootton should see time at both spots in Minnesota, but more snaps are available at tackle.
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 07:53:00 PM

Free agent DL Corey Wootton (hip surgery) said he expects to be 100 percent healthy by July.

Wootton underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum following the season. "I’m probably going to test the market and see what’s out there," Wootton said about free agency. "I’m just really excited to see what’s going on. Obviously, I would like to stay with the Bears, but I don’t know how it’s looking." Wootton isn't expected back in Chicago but should draw significant interest as a versatile lineman.
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 10:50:00 AM

NFL writer Dan Pompei believes chances are slim that the Bears re-sign DL Corey Wootton.

"At this point, I'd say 65 percent chance he's gone," Pompei tweeted. Wootton is a versatile 26-year-old lineman who can play inside and outside, so he'll have plenty of suitors. He's recovering from offseason hip surgery but is expected to make a full recovery. Wootton checks in as our No. 12 free-agent defensive end.
Tue, Feb 18, 2014 02:56:00 PM

Impending free agent DL Corey Wootton underwent arthroscopic hip surgery last week.

Wootton's operation repaired a torn labrum and "decompression of a terminal femoroacetabular impingement." A timetable hasn't been provided, but Wootton is expected to make a "full recovery." A defensive end by trade, Wootton spent the majority of his time at defensive tackle this season. He logged 862 total snaps, 535 of which came on the inside. Wootton registered 28 tackles and 3.5 sacks.
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 05:54:00 PM

Bears GM Phil Emery says the team has yet to settle on a starting left end.

Corey Wootton and Shea McClellin are the two competitors. Emery says the Bears will monitor practice this week and make a decision ahead of Sunday. Wootton seems to be the front-runner, but both players are going to see an increased role from last season. Wootton will kick inside on passing downs.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 08:20:00 PM

The Bears listed Corey Wootton and Shea McClellin as co-starters at left end on their initial training camp depth chart.

Wootton is expected to take over Israel Idonije's old role -- starting left end but play inside at defensive tackle on passing downs. McClellin, last year's first-round pick, will get plenty of action, even if he's not a "starter."
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 06:38:00 PM

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