Corey Wootton gets four-year deal with Bears
The Chicago Bears are picking up momentum when it comes to signing draft picks as they agreed to terms this afternoon with defensive end Corey Wootton on a four-year contract, meaning they’ve signed three picks in four days now.
That leaves just safety Major Wright (third round) and quarterback Dan LeFevour (sixth round) to have the entire five-man draft class under contract.
Wootton, represented by Chicago-based Priority Sports, is the first fourth-round pick to get a deal done. He is expected to compete for a spot in the rotation on the line this season, and general manager Jerry Angelo said he projects ideally as a left end.
The Bears already signed cornerback Joshua Moore (fifth round) and offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb (seventh round). Webb received a $60,600 signing bonus.
With veteran safety Danieal Manning signing his tender as a restricted free agent earlier today, the team now has 79 players under contract.
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