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Amobi Okoye

Amobi Okoye - #91 - DT

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 292 lbs.
Birthday 06/10/1987
Birthplace Huntsville, AL
College Louisville
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 1st round, 10th pick by Texans

2011 free-agent tracker, by position

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 9:31 p.m. ET
Follow the movement of the 2011 free agents in this list, broken down by position.

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Posted Sept. 03, 2012
The Chicago Bears have signed defensive tackle Amobi Okoye to a one-year contract and waived DT Brian Price.||||||| Okoye, the 10th overall pick by the Texans in 2007's draft, played for the Bears last season and had four sacks. He signed a one-year, $2 million contract with Tampa Bay during the offseason, had arthroscopic knee surgery in June and reached an injury settlement Friday.
Posted Sept. 01, 2012
The Buccaneers released Okoye on Friday.||||||| Okoye, a former first-round pick of the Houston Texans who played for the Chicago Bears last year, had reached an injury settlement.
Posted April 09, 2012
The Buccaneers have signed 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 165 tackles, 15.0 sacks, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He played in all 16 games for the Bears. He recorded 4.0 sacks, 27 tackles and two tackles for loss.
Posted April 09, 2012
The Buccaneers have signed 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 165 tackles, 15.0 sacks, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He played in all 16 games for the Bears. He recorded 4.0 sacks, 27 tackles and two tackles for loss.
Posted July 30, 2011
The Chicago Bears added to their backfield and defensive line, agreeing to a two-year contract with running back Marion Barber and a one-year deal with Okoye on Saturday.||||||| Okoye wasn't out of work for long, either, after being cut by Houston on Saturday. The youngest first-round draft pick in NFL history when he was taken 10th overall in 2007 at age 19, he had a career-high 44 tackles in 2010, including three sacks. But the Texans' defense ranked among the league's worst in most categories.

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