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Rotowire: Sep 6 / 9:45a ET
News: Wootton (pectoral) has been placed on injured reserve, Josh Katzenstein of The Detroit News reports.
Impact: Wootton tore his pectoral in the closing minutes of the Lions' preseason finale against Buffalo. Despite his two-sack performance against Jacksonville in the Lions' third preseason game, Wootton likely would have been on the outside looking in even if he were healthy as he sat behind Ziggy Ansah, Jason Jones, Darryl Tapp, Devin Taylor and Phillip Hunt on the depth chart.
Rotowire: Aug 29 / 6:10p ET
News: Wootton collected two sacks in the Lions' preseason win over Jacksonville on Friday.
Impact: After starting his career in Chicago and then Minnesota, Wootton is continuing his tour of the NFC North this summer with Detroit, but may not be around for much longer. Despite his strong performance on Friday, Wootton looks to be on the outside looking in just based off of the number of teammates he's competing with. With Ziggy Ansah, Jason Jones, Devin Taylor and Darryl Tapp all but guaranteed roster spots, Wootton finds himself competing with Larry Webster and Phillip Hunt for the fifth defensive end spot - presuming Detroit carries five defensive ends.