The Chicago Bears have officially lost a couple key pieces to their defensive line so far this off-season, despite bringing back veteran defense end Israel Idonije.
Some believed that Chicago’s decision to bring Idonije back to the franchise pretty much determined Wootton’s future with the organization. The man who I dubbed the ‘Brett Favre Killer’ after his career ending sack on the greatest quarterback to ever play the game, has officially signed with the team who Favre played his last games with according to Jeff Dickerson on Twitter.
— Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) March 20, 2014
With free agent defensive end Jared Allen taking the weekend to decide on who he will sign with, this could be the teams replacement for the future Hall of Fame end.
Wootton will leave Chicago with 71 career tackles, 11.5 sacks in four years with the team. It’s a little disappointing to see him walk away, but this is a business. His biggest game of the year came against the teams away victory against the Green Bay Packers where he recorded four combined tackles and one sack.
Best of luck to Corey Wootton with the Minnesota Vikings.