Found March 21, 2014 on NFL Injury Report:
Per defensive lineman Corey Wootton's agent he has agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings reports Dan Hanzus of Per a source who has seen the details of the contract it is worth a maximum of $2 million.Photo by Jeffrey Beall via WikimediaThe former Chicago Bears lineman has been dealing with a hip issue for the past two seasons. In that period he played in all 32 regular-season games for the Bears. He was not listed on the injury report in 2013. Wootton said he felt pain during the 2012 season and aggravated the hip in training camp last summer. Wootton underwent surgery on Jan 7 to repair the nagging hip injury. The arthroscopic procedure was performed by Dr. Benjamin Domb of Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. At a press release the hospital said Wootton had his labrum — the ring of cartilage that holds the ball-and-socket joint in place as a shock absorber — repaired. He also had a terminal femoroacetabular impingement, which occurs when hip bones are abnormally shaped, decompressed. The hospital also quoted Wootton as having said, "I’m looking forward to being 100 percent recovered from this, to really showcase what I can do." The 26-year old, has battled his share of injuries dating back to his days as a Wildcat at Northwestern. In 2008, he suffered a torn ACL in the Alamo Bowl against Missouri. A neck injury revealed later dropped Wootton's stock in the 2010 NFL Draft. The Bears picked him in the fourth round. He admitted coming into camp his rookie year that he had yet to fully recover from the injuries that plagued him in college.The DL spent four seasons with the Chicago Bears. He started 15 games last season, finishing with 34 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble. At 6-foot-6, 275 pounds the lineman is best known for his first career sack in December of 2010. He brought down legendary quarterback Brett Favre. The hit gave Favre a concussion that prevented him from playing in the final two games of his career. Wootton told the Sun-Times shortly after the hip procedure recovery would take four to six months. He said he felt good after the surgery and had started rehabilitation. The Northwestern product's ability to play multiple positions along the line make him a valuable asset to the Vikings. How Wootton checks out medically will be a key factor in determining when he will take the field this season.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed free agent defensive end Corey Wootton.

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