More defensive line depth for Mike Zimmer’s Vikings? Sure, why not.
On the same day the Vikings made it official with former Saints DT Tom Johnson, Minnesota reportedly has also added former Bears lineman Corey Wootton on a one year deal.
If that name rings a bell, it should. Wootton was the guy who ended Brett Favre’s career that fateful night in 2010 by throwing Favre to the frozen TCF turf. After torching Bryant McKinnie.
Wootton has battled his own physical problems since that night, and is currently making his way back from a hip injury. It’s believed he will be ready to go in time for camp.
The Vikings reportedly have given Wootton a one-year, $1.5 million contract with another $500,000 available in incentives. He will provide depth at multiple positions both inside and outside.
A flexible defensive lineman with pass rush ability is added to Mike Zimmer’s defense. Again.
I guess Zimmer really does like rotating his linemen.