Jets ink four to reserve/future contracts

The New York Jets continued making moves on Monday, signing four players to reserve/future contracts, per the team wesbite: OL Lawrence Okoye (6'6", 304), no college — Okoye, who played junior rugby union and threw the discus in Great Britain, entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent defensive lineman with San Francisco after the 2013 draft. He spent '13 on injured reserve...
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January 12, 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...
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November 13, 2015  |  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...
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November 13, 2015  |  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...
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October 29, 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...
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July 09, 2015  |  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, "Dobbs...
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...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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