Bears sign Wootton; Basanez waived

Updated: May 24, 2010, 3:29 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears continued their brisk pace of signing rookies on Wednesday, when Northwestern defensive end Corey Wootton agreed to terms on a four-year contract.

"It feels good to be able to sign the contract and be a part of the Bears," Wootton told the team's official website. "I'm excited for everything that entails. It's good to get it out of the way and just be able to focus on football. So now it's strictly football from here on out."

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