AMOBI OKOYE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lawrence Okoye, 6-Foot-6, 294-Pound British Discus Thrower, to Pursue NFL Career

The 2013 NFL draft is full of raw, foreign-born prospects that make up for whatever they lack in experience with unlimited upside. You can add one more of those players to that list, but this one lacks any prior football background. Lawrence Okoye is a 6-foot-6, 294-pound Olympic discus thrower. The 21-year-old was in the United States to train for his natural sport when he saw there...
Via NESN.com
March 31, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Chicago Bears free agents: Why Urlacher stays

The Chicago Bears have undergone a serious facelift with all the changes amongst their coaching staff this offseason. Typically in the NFL when an organization makes such a drastic shuffle in leadership, major roster changes are soon to follow as the new head coach wants “his guys” on the field. That won’t necessarily be the case for Chicago as the Bears finished the season...
Via The Penalty Flag
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Okoye’s Return Will Strengthen Defensive Tackle Rotation

One of the biggest losses from the off-season for the Bears was when Amobi Okoye opted to leave Chicago via free agency for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Okoye’s stint was short lived in Tampa following a knee scope that never allowed him to get on the field during the preseason.  First year Bucs coach, Greg Schiano, was not happy with Okoye’s inability to get on the field stating...
Via Bears Backer
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Bucs player questions Schiano's comments

Defensive tackle Amobi Okoye lashed out at Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano after the free agent’s signing was announced Monday by the Chicago Bears. Okoye took exception to Schiano saying Okoye, a six-year veteran, wasn’t progressing after arthroscopic knee surgery in June, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Okoye wasn’t able to practice or play much during preseason. The Buccaneers...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears bringing back Amobi Okoye

Getty According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bears are close to signing defensive tackle Amobi Okoye after being released by the Buccaneers “Amobi Okoye is about to be back with the Bears. “The defensive lineman was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he’s finalizing a deal to return to the Bears, according to a league source,” wrote Jensen.
Via Pro Football Zone
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Okoye ready to earn his way onto the field

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Buccaneers sign Okoye to 1-year deal

The Buccaneers have signed free agent defensive tackle Amobi Okoye to a one-year deal. The team announced the move on Monday. Financial terms were not released. Okoye, entering his sixth season in the NFL, played last year with the Chicago Bears and his first four with the Houston Texans. He has played in 78 of a possible 80 career regular season games with 59 starts, recording...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Bucs sign free agent DT Okoye to 1-year deal

Free agent defensive tackle Amobi Okoye has signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a source told ESPN.com. Okoye registered four sacks for the Bears in 2011, serving primarily as a backup. He was drafted in the first round by the Houston Texans in 2007. Several teams expressed interest, according to the report, including the Bears. Okoye is the second defensive tackle...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 08, 2012  |  Discuss

More free agent signings coming in Denver?

Amobi Okoye seen during the 2011 season. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Things have slowed down in Dove Valley and it has been quiet on the free agency front, but the team may not be done bringing in players.  On Monday, Denver Broncos General Manager Brian Xanders said “we’re not done” signing free agents — yet. Since then, the team has re-signed exclusive rights...
Via BroncoTalk
April 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Broncos interested in Bears’ DT Amobi Okoye

The Denver Broncos have shown interest in free agency defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, according to NFL Insider Adam Caplan.  Okoye, a former first round draft pick, played in all sixteen games (starting one) with the Bears last season. In addition to the Bengals and Bears, Amobi Okoye has received interest from the Bucs, Pats, and Broncos, according to sources. #freeagency — Adam...
Via BroncoTalk
March 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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