Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/17/14
San Francisco 49ers’ defensive end Lawrence Okoye was placed on the injured/waived list today after suffering a knee injury in their preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings, according to NFL.com's Dan Hanzus. Okoye was attempting to make the transition from 2012 Olympic athlete to 2013 NFL football player this offseason. The massive defensive lineman from Great Britain was a casualty of San Francisco’s cut down to 75 players. If he clears waivers, he will be placed on Injured Reserve. There is currently no timetable for his rehabilitation. Okoye turned many heads this offseason with his eye-popping strength and unbelievable athleticism. It is thought that his best position in the NFL would be defensive end, though that is not the only spot he will be considered for. It is quite likely he will end up on somebody’s practice squad as he attempts to develop his talent and perfect his technique.   In additional news, San Francisco also placed defensive tackles Quinton Dial and Tank Carradine on the non-football injury list along with offensive lineman Luke Marquardt, running back Marcus Lattimore, and newly acquired cornerback Eric Wright. Wide receivers Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham will also start the season on the reserve/PUP list for the 49ers’. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?
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