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Cardinals Cut Lawrence Okoye Last Year For Parking In Wrong Spot

In Episode 3 of “All or Nothing”, which is series about the Cardinals’ 2015 season, Arizona elected to waive DE Lawrence Okoye after he parked in a spot that was reserved for people buying tickets at to the team’s practice facility in Tempe, Arizona. Cardinals HC Bruce Arians explained that Okoye couldn’t find another parking spot. However, even though it was a...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys Announce Signing Of 3 Players Including Former Olympian

The Cowboys announced some roster moves today.  Dallas announced today that it has signed three players and waived three players. The players signed: defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye, linebacker Brandon Hepburn and offensive tackle Bryan Witzmann. The players waived: defensive end Caleb Azubike, linebacker Jerrell Harris and offensive tackle Justin Renfrow.  Cowboys make some...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Cowboys Worked Out DL Lawrence Okoye

According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, the Cowboys brought in seven free agents for workouts on Tuesday including DL Lawrence Okoye. Okoye just recently became available, so it didn’t take long for him to draw some interest. Okoye, 24, originally signed on with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent back in 2013. He was considered to be a developmental project, seeing as he was a former...
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June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Jets Sign DE Shelby Harris, Waive DE Lawrence Okoye

The New York Jets announced Wednesday that they’ve signed DE Shelby Harris and placed DE Lawrence Okoye on waivers. Harris, 24, is a former seventh-round pick of the Raiders back in 2014. He’s been on an off of their practice squad over the past two years, but returned to the Raiders on a one-year, exclusive rights deal in April. Unfortunately, the Raiders waived Harris just...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Jets sign former British Olympic discus thrower Okoye

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have signed former British record-holding discus thrower Lawrence Okoye, who competed in the 2012 London Olympics, to the practice squad as an offensive lineman. The 6-foot-6, 304-pound Okoye put his discus career on hold in 2013 to pursue an NFL career despite never having played football in high school or college. He was signed as undrafted defensive...
Via Associated Press
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs give a British discus star a look in pre-London tryouts

The Kansas City Chiefs are heading across the pond for a London game.But before they do, they gave a British record-holder a look at defensive tackle.Okoye certainly knows the country's sporting habits. He represented the U.K. in the 2012 Olympic Games and had a promising career in rugby union.But he switched gears to football despite playing the game and played with the 49ers for...
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Why every Arizona Cardinals fan should get to know Lawrence Okoye

What better way to continue the good feelings of the great things we saw in the final preseason game against Denver than with a feel good story? For those of you unfamiliar with Lawrence Okoye, or those who only know him as a former 49er, Okoye is a British Olympian who competed in track and field as a discus thrower. Okoye’s accomplishments as a teenager include holding a national...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Work Out Eight, Including British Olympic Discus Thrower

The New England Patriots bid farewell to 10 players Friday, and they also updated their rolodex by reportedly bringing in eight players for tryouts. The Patriots worked out wide receivers Nathan Palmer and Marquez Clark, fullbacks Joe Don Duncan and Joey Iosefa, defensive ends Derrick Lott and Lawrence Okoye, defensive tackle Jimmy Staten and quarterback Jeff Tuel, ESPN’s Mike...
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Look to Rebuild, Eye Interesting Prospects

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 25: San Francisco 49ers defensive line man Lawrence Okoye warms up during a San Francisco 49ers training session at Allianz Park on October 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images) The San Francisco 49ers have seemingly been in a tailspin for the past year. After reaching three straight NFC Championship games from 2012-2014...
Via The Sports Journal
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers DE Lawrence Okoye Ran Down CB Darryl Morris in Special Teams Drill

In the picture of two San Francisco 49ers below who would you think is the faster of the two on a football field? The 300+ pound guy on the left (Lawrence Okoye) or the much smaller defensive back on the right (Darryl Morris)?According to what happened during OTAs Wednesday the answer may surprise you.According to several reports on the 49ers practice Wednesday the huge dude...
Via FatManWriting
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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