by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/20/14) Former Bears defensive lineman Corey Wootton is staying put in the NFC North. The 26-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, according to his agent on Twitter.
Wootton had surgery on his right hip in January, but is expected to be fully healthy by July. He had 34 tackles, five passes defended, 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 2013.
"If they want me to come back, I would love to come back," said Cook, who is scheduled to become a free agent. "But ultimately it's not my decision. So I'm just waiting and working out. ... I would be more than happy to come back. I really enjoyed the guys I played with."
Report: Letroy Guion could be released
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (1/28/14) Vikings nose tackle Letroy Guion, who's scheduled to count $4.3 million against the salary cap in 2014, is a candidate to be cut, reports ESPN.com. The website notes Guion would count only $300,000 against the cap if he were released.
Guion, 26, struggled with nagging injuries and finished with 21 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in 13 games.
Vikings DST limits Detroit to 13 points
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (12/29/13) The Vikings DST had a solid game Week 17 against the Lions.
The team did a solid job limiting the Lions' running game. Without Calvin Johnson, Detroit had a tough time getting things going offensively. The Vikings did a great job putting pressure on Matthew Stafford, sacking him five times. They also forced a fumble, but could not come up with the recovery.
Vikings DST blasted for 42 points
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/23/13) Continuing a string of lackluster defensive performances, the Vikings gave up a season-high 42 points on 429 yards Week 16 at Cincinnati. They did get two sacks, including 1 1/2 by Everson Griffen, and recovered a fumble, but they've now allowed at least 400 yards in four of their last five games.
The Vikings DST has another tough test Week 17 against the Lions, so you should probably avoid it in Fantsay.
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There's room for optimism when it comes to the Vikings DST. Rebounding from an awful 2011, the unit totaled five touchdowns – two on returns, three on defense – and 44 sacks but just 10 interceptions. They were ranked 11th vs. the run (105.8 yards per game allowed) and ninth against the pass (244.2 yards per game allowed). There's hope for the future after they replaced veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield with rookie Xavier Rhodes and added defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd to their line. Their schedule is tough but not as dangerous as others. For now they're among the DSTs you might consider with a final-round pick in drafts. (Updated 5/10/13)