December 15th, 2010
by bearsbacker

Rookie defensive end Corey Wootton was active on Sunday for the first time in eight games. He seemed to make some plays, when he was in the game.

I hope he is used more down the stretch because he was one of the bright spots in Sunday’s game. Besides Devin Hester and Danieal Manning on special teams and Brian Urlacher on defense, Corey Wootton was a pleasant surprise.

Look for him to get his opportunities in the rotation.

Here is what GM Jerry Angelo had to say about Wootton:

“He made some plays. I thought he played his area of responsibility well. He used his hands well in terms of disengaging from blocks and getting to plays. He looked natural. I was very encouraged based on the fact that he hadn’t played in a while. When he got into the game, he showed up. That’s what you look for when a new player plays: Is he showing up? Is he making plays? I thought Corey did that.”

All quotes from Chicagobears.com

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