SUNDAY, 4:45pm: Wootton will earn a $1MM base salary, with a $400K signing bonus and $100K workout bonus, according to Ben Goessling of ESPN.com (via Twitter). As previously reported, Wootton has $500K available in incentives.
FRIDAY, 10:05am: The Vikings have officially announced the signing of Wootton (Twitter link).
THURSDAY, 8:11pm: It’s a one-year, $1.5MM contract with $500K in incentives for Wootton, tweets Alex Marvez of FOX Sports 1.
7:01pm: Defensive lineman Corey Wootton has agreed to a one-year deal with the Vikings, according to agent Mike McCartney (via Twitter). Wootton previously had surgery for a torn labrum in his hip but is said to have recovered well.
Wootton, 26, saw time on pretty much ever part of the defensive line last season for the Bears. In 16 games (15 starts), Wootton recorded 28 tackles and 3.5 sacks plus five passes defended. Known for his positive demeanor in the locker room, Wootton should bring as much in the locker room as he does on the gridiron. Wootton first emerged in 2012 with Chicago, racking up seven sacks and 20 tackles across 16 games (seven starts).