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LAWRENCE OKOYE RUMORS

NFL Notes: 49ers, Cowboys, Eagles, Vikings

  49ers The 49ers are expected give practice squad player Lawrence Okoye some work at defensive and offensive tackle this year. (Matt Barrows) Cowboys Cowboys owner Jerry Jones won’t face tampering charges from the NFL for his phone conversation with Vikings RB Adrian Peterson. (Chris Mortensen) Eagles The “belief/hope” regarding injured G Evan Mathis is that he...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Injury Updates: Demarcus Dobbs, Chuck Jacobs, Lawrence Okoye

During Thursday night’s pre-season opener against the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers DE Demarcus Dobbs (ankle), WR Chuck Jacobs (torn ACL) and DE Lawrence Okoye (knee) all sustained significant injuries. For DE Demarcus Dobbs, his ankle injury sustained during the first half seems relatively minor at this point.#452422841 / gettyimages.comThe Mercury News stated that, "...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 10, 2014  |  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

49ers' place Olympian Lawrence Okoye on waived/injured list; make other roster moves

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...
Via NFL Injury Report
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Lawrence Okoye on playing American football: ‘Hardest thing I’ve ever done’

San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye, who is a former British Olympic discus thrower and rugby player, says playing in the NFL has been the “hardest thing I’ve ever done.” Okoye had never played a snap of American football prior to his first practice with the 49ers in May. According to The Sacramento Bee, no other 49ers defensive lineman has played more snaps this 
Via Sports-Glory
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Olympian Lawrence Okoye calls 49ers OTAs “Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done”

A British olympic discus thrower, Lawrence Okoye, decided that this year he wanted to try his hand at American football. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the 49ers. He now admits that he had no idea what he was getting himself into, and that OTAs are a little bit tougher than he initially expected. Okoye is a hulking figure. Is he good enough to make an NFL roster?(Photo...
Via Down and Distance
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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