Wootton hip injury not 'serious,' vets get rest day

Wootton hip injury not 'serious,' vets get rest day
August 2, 2013, 7:00 pm
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BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – Defensive end Corey Wootton, sidelined with a hip injury on Thursday after a week among the standouts in early camp, sat out practice on Friday but said he is fine and should be back quickly.

Wootton has played his way into the added responsibilities of playing at tackle in the nickel unit and has consistently stood out with pass rushing from both end and tackle. Shea McClellin is taking all the first-team snaps in both standard and nickel personnel packages.

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“It's day-to-day and we'll monitor,” said coach Marc Trestman. “The feeling is coming out of today that he's getting better and we'll let Chris [Hanks, head athletic trainer] monitor it and he'll be out here when he gets the go, gets the OK to do that.”

Tackles Jermon Bushrod (calf) and Jonathan Scott (knee) remained out of practice, along with defensive end Jamaal Anderson (knee).

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Brandon Marshall, Julius Peppers and Charles Tillman were given the day off but are expected to be practicing at the Fan Fest practice Saturday night at Soldier Field.