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AMOBI OKOYE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dallas Cowboys grasping at straws and sign defensive tackle Amobi Okoye despite not playing since 2012

The Dallas Cowboys seem to reaching to all corners of the Earth to find players. Their latest acquisition is defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, a former first-round pick of the Houston Texans back in 2007, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan. Okoye missed the entire 2013 NFL season due to an undisclosed injury and missed seven games in 2012.Turning 27 years-old in June, Okoye was drafted...
Via NFL Injury Report
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys sign former top-10 pick

The Dallas Cowboys continue to bolster their defensive line even after the Draft. Today the Cowboys signed someone they’ve coveted for almost two years. Since the departure of the 3-4 system and the change over to the 4-3, Okoye has been linked as a possible addition to the defensive unit. It’s a positive sign too, seeing as the Cowboys are coming off one of the poorest showings...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys Sign Veteran DT Amobi Okoye

  Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Cowboys have signed DT Amobi Okoye to a contract on Friday. Okoye receives a two-year contract from the Cowboys, per Adam Caplan. Dallas actually showed interest in Okoye last year, but never signed him, despite the fact that they were in obvious need of help at defensive tackle after injuries started to add...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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

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

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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