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AMOBI OKOYE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cowboys to keep DT Okoye on injured list for season, eyeing 2015

  Dallas defensive tackle Amobi Okoye will have to wait until 2015 to return from a brain condition that has kept him out of football for two seasons. The former top-10 pick was cleared to practice in August after spending a year recovering from anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, which causes brain swelling. The Cowboys had until Thursday to activate Okoye off the non-football injury...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys to keep Okoye on reserved list for season

IRVING, Texas (AP) Dallas defensive tackle Amobi Okoye will have to wait until 2015 to return from a brain condition that has kept him out of football for two seasons. The former top 10 pick was cleared to practice in August after spending a year recovering from anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, which causes brain swelling. The Cowboys had until Thursday to activate Okoye off the...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye returns for first practice since coma

After 17 months away from the sport -- not to mention going through a medically-induced coma -- it's understandable that Amobi Okoye was excited to return to football practice. "It was hard to sleep," Okoye said Thursday afternoon. It's one thing to return from an injury, but Thursday marked Okoye's first practice after suffering from anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, which resulted...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys' Okoye making comeback after missing '13 season with rare disease

In 2013, defensive tackle Amobi Okoye was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune syndrome called anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. Now he is working hard to make a comeback to the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys. "It's kind of like an inflammation in the brain receptors. So it's a very, very, rare illness that they couldn't diagnose at first," Okoye told KTCK-AM 1310 Thursday. "It was very...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Amobi Okoye Survived Rare Disease & Coma to make his NFL Return

Amobi Okoye was the No. 11 pick in the 2007 draft by the Houston Texans, but his professional football career never took off like they would have hoped. That doesn’t take away from his remarkable comeback story, however. Okoye’s NFL career came to an abrupt stop in 2013 when being having frequent seizures and lost the ability to speak while visiting hospitals trying to diagnose...
Via Standing O Sports
August 15, 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

Amobi Okoye Has Signed Two Year Deal With The Cowboys

Photo | Getty Images According to the Austin-Star-Telegram, the Dallas Cowboys have signed former Louisville defensive tackle Amobi Okoye to a two year deal. After leaving Louisville in 2007, Okoye was drafted by the Houston Texans with the tenth overall pick. He is the youngest player to ever be drafted in the first round and, in the Texans first game of the 2007 season, became...
Via The Cardinal Connect
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
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