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Updated: March 20th, 2014 8:13pm
Vikings confirm signing former Bears DE Corey Wootton

Vikings confirm signing former Bears DE Corey Wootton

by Derek Wetmore
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The Vikings apparently have added another piece to the defensive line. The starters all are in place, but Minnesota continues to add depth.

The Vikings early Thursday signed former Saints defensive lineman Tom Johnson.

Former Bears DE Corey Wootton on Thursday sent a tweet that suggested he'll be joining the Vikings. 


His agent also tweeted about the signing. 


As several pointed out on Twitter, Wootton is the player that essentially ended Brett Favre's career in 2010. Wootton brought Favre to the ground on the frozen field at TCF Bank Stadium, where, somewhat ironically, Wootton will play his home games next season.

Favre suffered a concussion on the play and hasn't taken a snap in an NFL game since. 

At least, not yet.

The Vikings will call TCF home for at least two seasons while their new stadium is built on the site that once held the Metrodome. 

(UPDATE 10:00 A.M. Friday): The Vikings on Friday confirmed the signing. 


Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
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