Corey Wootton DL MIN 4 Months

Wootton (back) is active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Wootton will provide depth on the Minnesota defensive line, although he has only been on the field for more than 20 snaps on defense once this season.

Corey Wootton DL MIN 4 Months

Wootton (back) is probable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

Wootton is just a rotational lineman for the Vikings and he therefore isn't much of an IDP consideration, but he should provide some useful energy off the bench.

Corey Wootton DL MIN 4 Months

Wooten (back) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

He missed last week's game with a sore lower back, but it looks like he could return this week to add depth to Minnesota's defensive line.

Corey Wootton DL MIN 5 Months

Wooten (back) will not play Sunday against Buffalo, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

With Wooten out, 2014 third-round draft pick Scott Crichton will likely get more playing time.

Corey Wootton DL MIN 12 Months

Vikings agreed to terms with DL Corey Wootton, formerly of the Bears, on a one-year contract.

Corey Wootton DL MIN 12 Months

Free agent DL Corey Wootton (hip surgery) said he expects to be 100 percent healthy by July.

Wootton underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum following the season. "I'm probably going to test the market and see what's out there," Wootton staid about free agency. "I'm just really excited to see what's going on. Obviously, I would like to stay with the Bears, but I don't know how it's looking." Wootton isn't expected back in Chicago but should draw significant interest as a versatile lineman.

Corey Wootton DL MIN Nov 29 '79

NFL writer Dan Pompei believes chances are slim that the Bears re-sign DL Corey Wootton.

"At this point, I'd say 65 percent chance he's gone," Pompei tweeted. Wootton is a versatile lineman who can play inside and outside, so he's likely to have plenty of suitors. He's recovering from offseason hip surgery to repair a torn labrum but is expected to make a full recovery. Wootton checks in as our No. 12 free-agent end.

Corey Wootton DL MIN Oct 24 '79

Impending free agent DL Corey Wootton underwent arthroscopic hip surgery last week.

Wootton's operation repaired a torn labrum and "decompression of a terminal femoroacetabular impingement." A timetable hasn't been provided, but Wootton is expected to make a "full recovery." A defensive end by trade, Wootton spent the majority of his time at defensive tackle this season. He logged 862 total snaps, 535 of which came on the inside. Wootton registered 28 tackles and 3.5 sacks.

Corey Wootton DL MIN Jun 14 '79

Bears GM Phil Emery says the team has yet to settle on a starting left end.

Corey Wootton and Shea McClellin are the two competitors. Emery says the Bears will monitor practice this week and make a decision ahead of Sunday. Wootton seems to be the front-runner, but both players are going to see an increased role from last season. Wootton will kick inside on passing downs.

Corey Wootton DL MIN May 16 '79

The Bears listed Corey Wootton and Shea McClellin as co-starters at left end on their initial training camp depth chart.

Wootton is expected to take over Israel Idonije's old role -- starting left end but play inside at defensive tackle on passing downs. McClellin, last year's first-round pick, will get plenty of action, even if he's not a "starter."