When the Vikings signed free-agent defensive lineman Corey Wootton, defensive end Brian Robison thought Wootton would be gunning for Robison’s position in the starting lineup.
Not so, says Wootton.
“He’s the starter,” Wootton said of Robison, via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “He’s established himself for how many years? I’ve been watching him on film. He’s a great player, so anything I can do to help the team I’m down with. . . . I’m looking forward to being part of a good rotation.”
Wootton signed a one-year deal that reportedly pays $1.5 million. With Robison making nearly three times that amount, it’s safe to say he still has a higher spot on the pecking order.For now. As always, for now.
Until then, Robison may not be happy about a rotation. He’s used to playing all the time, and the presence of Wootton may cut into that.