Wootton, 29, spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Bears before joining the Vikings for the 2014 season. In 2015, he signed on with the Lions in an effort to continue his tour of the NFC North. While he has never been an every-down player, Wootton saw 22 starts and totaled 10 sacks during his final two seasons with the Bears. In Minnesota, he came off the bench and recorded just a single sack in 2014. Last year, he was released by the Lions prior to the start of the season.
Wootton becomes just the latest NFL player to announce his retirement this week. On Monday, former Packers, Vikings, and Dolphins wide receiver Greg Jennings announced his retirement from the NFL and so did Vikings offensive lineman Phil Loadholt.
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