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Corey Wootton

Corey Wootton - #98 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 270 lbs.
Birthday 06/22/1987
Birthplace Rutherford, NJ
College Northwestern
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 4th round, 11th pick by Bears


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Bears back to drawing board on complementing Peppers

Posted Dec. 23, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
The Bears will be resuming their search for an edge rusher to complement Julius Peppers after the season.

Five Bears questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Dec. 22, 2011 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
In this week's edition of "Five questions," PFW publisher/editor and Bears expert Hub Arkush shares his short list of candidates to succeed Jerry Angelo and Mike Martz if they do not return in 2012.

Bears still searching for right mix at DE

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 10:12 p.m. ET
The Bears were hopeful that Corey Wootton would take a big step this season, but he doesn't appear to be making much progress.

Bears 60-second rant: Pass rush not there yet

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
A question that persists is whether any Bears defensive linemen will step up and be a source of pressure on quarterbacks each and every week.

Report: Bears DE Wootton could miss four weeks

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
Bears DE Corey Wootton, who was injured in the team's preseason opener on Saturday evening, could miss up to four weeks due to meniscus damage in his right knee.

Bears need young D-linemen to step up

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
There's a group of younger players on the D-line that could be stepping into significant roles this season and their ability to rise to the occasion, or not, will have a lot to do with how the defense fares ...

Bears release DE Grant

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 2:35 p.m. ET
DE Charles Grant's stint with the Bears ended after two weeks. Chicago released the ninth-year veteran on Tuesday, according to reports.

Three-and-out with Bears DE Corey Wootton

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
PFW caught up with rookie DE Corey Wootton at Halas Hall earlier this week. We discussed his first regular-season game and which of his teammates makes him laugh the most.

Packers wouldn't raise ante in Lynch bidding

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 12:32 a.m. ET
Although it's likely that Green Bay could have acquired RB Marshawn Lynch by offering Buffalo a third-round draft choice, we hear that Packers GM Ted Thompson didn't consider such an offer, according to NFC North Whispers.

Bears sign rookie Wootton; release Basanez

Posted May 19, 2010 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
The Bears agreed to terms with DE Corey Wootton on a four-year contract and waived QB Brett Basanez. Terms of the Wootton deal were not disclosed.


Posted Oct. 08, 2011
Wootton suffered a broken hand, according to the Chicago Tribune.||||||| That will likely sideline Wootton for a few weeks. He's been active one game this season behind Julius Peppers and Irael Idonije.
Posted Sept. 11, 2011
Bears coach Lovie Smith said he was hopeful that Wooton would return soon.||||||| Wooton missed the first three games with a knee injury and is now out with a broken hand.