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Detroit Lions sign DE Corey Wootton

The Lions added depth along the defensive line with the signing of Corey Wootton on Thursday. The one-year deal brings the Lions roster to the maximum of 90.

Wootton, a fourth-round draft pick by the Bears in 2010 out of Northwestern, is joining his third NFC North team. The defensive end played with the Bears from 2010 to 2013 and spent 2014 with the Vikings.

Wootton, 27, played in 15 games last season and had 16 tackles and one sack. In 32 games with the Bears in 2012 and 2013 he had 13 sacks, three forced fumbles and 61 tackles.

Ziggy Ansah and Jason Jones are expected to start at end.

Wootton is expected to battle for a backup spot with Devin Taylor, Larry Webster and Darryl Tapp. Phillip Hunt and Kerry Hyder, who both signed as free agents, could be in the mix too. Hunt was with the Colts in training camp in 2014 while Hyder was on the 2014 Jets practice squad.

Wootton is versatile like Jones, so he can also play on the inside.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the Lions signed rootin tootin Wooton. They already have a Ziggy, a cartoon character. One of the Jones boys. Hopefully Darryl doesn't Tapp out. Phillip's still in the Hunt. Kerry's a Hyder? Is he stashing women or in the fur trapping biz? Add a Megatron, a China doll, a jokey bell, and this is quite the motley crew. With any luck maybe Mayhew can (appropriately) get Yogi Bear's pal Boo Boo as a team spokesman, or perhaps Uncle Fester to light things up. How about Bugs Bunny as a team mascot? Every January, he can say "that's all folks". Perfect. Take them seriously if you wish Paula, but to some of us the Lions have long representd a different kind of entertainment. The NFL network? Pshaw. TVLand would be more appropriate.

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