Fitzgerald: Bears got steal in Wootton

April, 26, 2010
CHICAGO -- Seemingly every conversation concerning Corey Wootton invariably turns to the topic of health.

But it's fitting, given everything Wootton has endured. Picked by the Bears in the fourth round of the NFL draft, Wootton tore the ACL, MCL and meniscus in his right knee during the 2008 Alamo Bowl against Missouri. Those injuries -- not to mention a high ankle sprain suffered at Purdue on October 3 -- contributed to a nosedive in Wootton's production at Northwestern -- his sack totals dropped from 10 to six -- his senior year.

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Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He is also a talk-show host on ESPN 1000 and the ESPN Radio network.



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