TAMPA, Fla. Defensive tackle Amobi Okoye walked off the field on his first day of Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp workouts, feeling right at home in the brutal heat and humidity.
For the 2007 No. 1 pick of the Houston Texans, the uncomfortable weather was nothing new.
It was hot, but I dont think its hotter than or more humid than Houston, Okoye said. Four years out there definitely prepped me for any type of hot and humid weather more than the cold weather in Chicago. I think my body is like, Ahh, weve seen this before.
Getting used to a new routine with a new team is something Okoye has seen before, too, first with the Texans, last season with the Bears and now the Bucs under first-year head coach Greg Schiano.
And with the unexpected trade Thursday of starting tackle Brian Price to Chicago, Okoye suddenly finds himself contending for a possible starting role in Tampa Bay, or certainly the likelihood of increased playing time.
But Okoye, coming off of arthroscopic knee s...