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Monday, April 26, 2010
Fitzgerald: Bears got steal in Wootton

By Jeff Dickerson and Michael Wright

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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