Wootton (pectoral) announced his retirement Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports. A 2010 fourth-round selection, Wootton spent his first four years with the Bears before moving on to the Vikings in 2014. He then signed with the Lions in 2015, but missed the entire season after suffering a torn pectoral during the preseason. He'll retire at the age of 29, with 12 sacks and 86 tackles in 60 career games.
The Lions placed wide receiver Greg Salas and defensive tackle Corey Wootton on injured reserve Saturday, reports the team's official website. Salas was dealing with a knee injury while Wootton had a torn pectoral.
The Lions signed defensive tackle Corey Wootton to a one-year contract Thursday, according to his agent. Wootton registered 16 tackles and one sack in 15 games for the Vikings last season.
Free-agent defensive end Corey Wootton, formerly of the Vikings, is visiting with the Saints on Wednesday, according to the New Orleans Advocate. Wootton, a five-year veteran who also has played with the Bears, has recorded 86 total tackles, 12.0 sacks, six passes defensed and three forced fumbles.
Defensive tackle Corey Wootton had a tryout with the Jaguars on Thursday, according to the Baltimore Sun. Wootton spent his first four seasons in the NFL with the Bears before joining the Vikings in 2014. Over his five-year career, he has recorded 86 total tackles, 12.0 sacks, six passes defensed and three forced fumbles.