Breaking down Corey Wootton's contract

March, 23, 2014
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Defensive end Corey Wootton, who signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, will get a $400,000 signing bonus as part of his one-year, $1.5 million deal. That signing bonus is the only guaranteed money in Wootton's contract.

The former Chicago Bears lineman will receive a $1 million base salary and a $100,000 workout bonus in addition to the signing bonus, according to ESPN Stats and Info. He can also earn up to $500,000 in incentives, and Wootton, who had 7.5 sacks in 2012, could be a solid addition to the team's group of defensive ends. But while Wootton works his way back from a torn hip labrum, the Vikings have little financial exposure in terms of guaranteed money.

The Vikings have just over $12 million in cap space left after signing Wootton. They remain in the running for former New York Jets guard Vlad Ducasse, who is expected to make his decision between the Vikings and two other teams this week.

Ben Goessling

ESPN Minnesota Vikings reporter

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