Aug 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears defensive end Corey Wootton (98) celebrates a sack during the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings Sign Favre-Killer Corey Wootton


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.

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  • Don Andrew Halvorson

    Nice addition. At least he injured Favre playing to win and not for bounty. #taintedchampionship

  • Ken Tomlin

    Lol! Couldn’t agree more!!

  • ap2000

    love this signing great position flexibility and hurts a division foe.WIN WIN

  • David Mallow

    great signing

  • Gordon Guffey

    Going over to the Bear site they were very high on this young man ~ Injuries held him back but the still hope to sign him ~ Their reports said he was very good against the run and could play DE in a 3~4 or DEUT in a 4~3 and in the 4~3 they said he has the talent RDE pass rusher ~ He was also strong enough to play LDE ~ He said himself that he didn’t care if he was a starter and love to play for a team who rotated their DL ~
    I for one am very happy with this signing ~ Cheap one year prove it deal ~

  • Jeeves

    What’s your angle Dan? Please stop posting negative headlines regarding recent Viking FA signings.