Vikings confirm signing former Bears DE Corey Wootton
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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.
Former Bears DE Corey Wootton on Thursday sent a tweet that suggested he'll be joining the Vikings.
Want to thank the Chicago Bears organization, my teammates, and the fans for an incredible 4 years excited to start a new chapter in Minn!— Corey Wootton (@CoreyWootton) March 21, 2014
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.
The #Vikings have officially signed DE Corey Wootton.— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) March 21, 2014