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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

Bears re-sign DT Okoye

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
The Bears re-signed DT Amobi Okoye to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.

Bears add OL Gurode, waive DT Okoye

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 6:11 p.m. ET
The Bears signed OG-C Andre Gurode on Tuesday and waived DT Amobi Okoye.

Report: DT Okoye comes to terms with Bucs

Posted April 08, 2012 @ 2:28 a.m. ET
Ex-Bears free-agent DT Amobi Okoye has reached a contract agreement with the Buccaneers, ESPN.com reported Saturday night.

Bengals collecting No. 1 picks

Posted April 01, 2012 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
The Bengals currently have 12 first-round picks on their roster, and that number is likely to grow.

Falcons-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Look for the Bears to get creative to test the Falcons' young blockers on the interior offensive line.

Bears sign DT Okoye, RB Barber

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 9:06 p.m. ET
The Bears continue to pick up other teams discarded players, signing former Texans DT Amobi Okoye and ex-Cowboys RB Marion Barber.  

Don't give up on these guys quite yet

Posted July 20, 2011 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Here are a few players, including Texans DT Amobi Okoye, to watch as potential late bloomers who could break out in 2011.

Texans' plans at nose tackle remain to be seen

Posted Jan. 22, 2011 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
One of the many questions facing the Texans in the transition from a 4-3 defense to a 3-4 is who will play nose tackle.

Texans' run defense a positive

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 9:42 p.m. ET
The Texans' defense has had a disappointing season overall, but their play against the run has been a strength.

Okoye sheds weight; will sacks come?

Posted June 22, 2010 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
A lighter Texans DT Amobi Okoye has "been tougher to handle" for the team's offense to handle in offseason workouts, head coach Gary Kubiak told Houston reporters at the end of the club's final minicamp.

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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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