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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 AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets Sign OLB Lawrence Okoye To Practice Squad

The New York Jets officially signed OLB Lawrence Okoye to their practice squad on Friday, according to the NFL transactions release. The Jets also waived DB Jeremy Harris from their practice squad and signed DL T.J. Barnes to the unit. The Jets’ practice squad now consists of: DL T.J. Barnes OLB Lawrence Okoye G Jarvis Harrison WR Shane Wynn DE/OLB Quanterus Smith  TE...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets Worked Out OLB Lawrence Okoye

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that the Jets worked out OLB Lawrence Okoye on Wednesday. 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 rugby and track star. Okoye spent a little over two years in San Francisco before he was waived at the start...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks Worked Out 10 Players Including RB Isaiah Pead & DE Lawrence Okoye

Curtis Crabtree of Pro Football Talk reports that the Seattle Seahawks brought in 10 players for tryouts on Monday including former Rams RB Isaiah Pead and DE Lawrence Okoye. The Seahawks also worked out RB Bryce Brown, LB John Lotulelei, OT Jesse Davis, G Taylor Boggs, DE Keith Browner, G Kadeem Edwards, DE Efe Obada and DE DeAngelo Tyson. Seattle wound up signing Brown...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Kansas City could add some unusual reinforcements in its trenches soon. Brian Bahr Getty ImagesThe 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. Chiefs tried out DE Lawrence Okoye, RB Gus Johnson, and DT Derrick Lott, per source.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 24, 2015...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs Tried Out RB Gus Johnson & DE Lawrence Okoye

Pro Football Talk reports that the Kansas City Chiefs recently brought in DE Lawrence Okoye, RB Gus Johnson, and DT Derrick Lott for tryouts. Johnson, 22, originally signed on with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Stephen F. Austin back in May. He lasted just a few days with Oakland before he was waived and later signed on with the Cowboys. Since then, Johnson has...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 24, 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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