NFL: Corey Wootton Has Second Chance With Chicago Bears

June 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

You never wish injury upon a player.
But Corey Wootton's ACL tear in the 2008 Alamo Bowl may ultimately be a blessing in disguise for both himself and the Chicago Bears.
Wootton, who was the 109th pick in the draft, recently agreed to a four-year contract with the Bears. Considering he would have likely been a first or second round pick a year ago, Chicago might have pulled another mid-round steal.
During Wootton's 2008 campaign with Northwestern, he racked up 10 sacks en route to an All-Big Ten Team selection. With a 6-foot-7, 280-pound body, his speed and power were a nightmare for opposing offenses.
His efforts helped the Wildcats make it to the Alamo Bowl—but that's as far as he would go in 2008.
He worked hard to get back into football shape in time for the 2009 season. At Big Ten Media Days in July, he assured reporters he would be back at full speed by the time Towson came to Evanston.
But it became clear he wasn't even close. He didn't record...

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