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Wootton surgery could cut his price tag

Corey Wootton (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY)

Bears defensive lineman Corey Wootton's recent hip surgery may hurt his value in free agency, which could make his price tag affordable enough for him to re-sign in Chicago.

During Chicago Bears training camp this season, Corey Wootton missed a handful of practices due to a hip injury. He wasn't out for long, never hit the injury list and did not show any noticeable limp during the season. Yet, according to a release from Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Wootton underwent arthroscopic surgery last week to repair the labrum in his right hip. Wootton said the original... Recommended Stories