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  NFL | Amobi Okoye continues to work out    Fri Apr 29, 09:32 PM

Free-agent DT Amobi Okoye (Cowboys) is continuing to work out, hoping for one more chance at an NFL comeback.

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  Cowboys | Amobi Okoye released    Wed Apr 8, 04:48 PM

Dallas Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye was released Wednesday, April 8.

Footballguys view: Okoye and the Cowboys gave it a shot, but in the end he just couldn't make it back. Okoye was trying to return from a life-threatening disease that put him in a coma at one point. Okoye joined the Cowboys last May, but he never made it past just being on the roster. He spent the 2014 season on the non-football injury list.

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  Cowboys | Amobi Okoye undergoes surgery    Wed Dec 31, 09:42 PM

Dallas Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye (ankle, illness) underwent ankle surgery last week. Okoye said the ankle has been bothering him since 2012 and wanted to undergo surgery so it would not be a problem during offseason workouts.

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  Cowboys | Will not activate Amobi Okoye     Thu Nov 13, 03:34 PM

The Dallas Cowboys will not activate DT Amobi Okoye (illness) off the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.

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  Cowboys | Amobi Okoye returns to practice    Thu Oct 23, 06:35 PM

Dallas Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Oct. 23, for the first time this season. Okoye has been on the team's Reserve/Non-Football Injury list while recovering from a brain condition. There is still no guarantee that Okoye will play this season.

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  Cowboys | Amobi Okoye expected to practice soon    Tue Oct 21, 06:05 PM

Dallas Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye (illness) is expected to practice Thursday, Oct. 23. Okoye is currently on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.

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  Cowboys | Amobi Okoye expects to be ready when eligible    Mon Sep 29, 02:32 PM

Dallas Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye (illness) has been working on getting his weight back up to where he wants it to be but expects to be ready when he is eligible to come off the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list in Week 7.

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  Cowboys | Amobi Okoye to NFI list    Tue Aug 26, 06:15 PM

Dallas Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye (illness) was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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  Cowboys | Amobi Okoye to be eased in    Fri Aug 15, 01:15 PM

Dallas Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye (illness) must be activated from the Non-Football Illness list before he can begin practicing with the team, but the team will work him in slowly, and owner Jerry Jones said Okoye isn't expected to practice Monday, Aug. 18. Okoye's agent, Ian Greengross, said his client lost close to 90 pounds while in recovery from his illness and needed to regain brain function over time. The team and the medical staff will be in constant communication with Okoye in regards to how he feels when he starts practicing.

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  Cowboys | Amobi Okoye cleared    Thu Aug 14, 07:55 PM

Dallas Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye (illness) has been cleared to practice.

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  Cowobys | Several more sit out    Tue Jul 29, 07:24 PM

Dallas Cowboys DT Terrell McClain (ankle), OG Ronald Leary (hamstring) OG Darius Morris (undisclosed), LB William Smith (undisclosed), DE Ben Gardner (shoulder), CB Brandon Carr (personal), DT Amobi Okoye (illness) and DE Anthony Spencer (knee) did not practice Tuesday, July 29.

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  Cowboys | Amobi Okoye placed on NFI    Thu Jul 24, 06:25 PM

Dallas Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye (illness) was placed on the Non-Football Illness list Thursday, July 24.

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  Cowboys | Amobi Okoye may start on PUP list    Wed Jul 2, 03:56 PM

Dallas Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye (undisclosed) could start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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  Cowboys | Amobi Okoye contract update    Thu May 22, 07:24 PM

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye is scheduled to make $730,000 in 2014 and $870,000 in 2015. The deal did not include a signing bonus or guaranteed money.

Footballguys view: Nothing makes a guy hungrier than the chance they could end up with nothing. Okoye is going to have to fight his way through a lot of bodies to earn that check. He'll start out as depth, or on special teams, if he makes the final roster.

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  Cowboys | Update to Amobi Okoye deal    Fri May 16, 03:06 PM

Updating a previous report, the Dallas Cowboys and DT Amobi Okoye agreed to a two-year contract, according to his agents. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Cowboys | Sign Amobi Okoye     Fri May 16, 01:09 PM

The Dallas Cowboys signed free-agent DL Amobi Okoye (Bears) Friday, May. 16. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Okoye was out of football last year, but he gets to reunite with defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli. The two worked together with the Bears in 2011 and 2012. We'll see if he can stay healthy and impress on the Cowboys revamped defensive line.

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  Cowboys | Have interest in Amobi Okoye    Wed Jul 24, 12:55 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have expressed an interested in free-agent DL Amobi Okoye (Bears), according to a source. It is unclear if that is in addition to their expected signing of free-agent DL George Selvie (Buccaneers).

Footballguys view: The Cowboys need all the help they can get on the D-Line. Tyrone Crawford (Achilles') has been lost for the season and Anthony Spencer (knee) is going to miss a month due to surgery.

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  Cowboys | Two CHI FAs could be options    Thu Mar 7, 07:56 PM

The Dallas Cowboys could show interest in Chicago Bears impending free-agent DLs Israel Idonije and Amobi Okoye this offseason because defensive line coach Ron Marinelli coached them when he was with the Bears.

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  Bears | Could consider signing two DTs    Wed Feb 6, 01:44 PM

The Chicago Bears may consider re-signing restricted free-agent DT Nate Collins and impending free-agent DT Amobi Okoye if they want to add depth to their defensive tackle position. The team likely would consider re-signing Collins to be a bigger priority bringing back than Okoye.

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  Bears | Amobi Okoye re-signed    Wed Dec 12, 11:26 AM

The Chicago Bears re-signed DT Amobi Okoye to a one-year deal.

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  Bears | Amobi Okoye cut loose    Tue Nov 27, 11:01 PM

The Chicago Bears released DT Amobi Okoye Tuesday, Nov. 27, according to a league source.

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  Bears | Week 12 Inactives    Sun Nov 25, 11:43 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared WR Alshon Jeffery, DL Amobi Okoye, DL Cheta Ozougwu, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, OT James Brown, QB Josh McCown, DL Matt Toeaina inactive for Week 12.

Footballguys view: Jay Cutler is active and he will start in the NFC North showdown. He's still not a good fantasy play behind that offensive line.

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  Bears | Week 10 Inactives    Sun Nov 11, 07:12 PM

The Chicago Bears have declared WR Alshon Jeffery, DL Amobi Okoye, TE Brody Eldridge, DL Cheta Ozougwu, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, C Edwin Williams, DL Matt Toeaina inactive for Week 10.

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  Bears | Week 9 Inactives    Sun Nov 4, 11:40 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared WR Alshon Jeffery, DL Amobi Okoye, TE Brody Eldridge, DL Cheta Ozougwu, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, C Edwin Williams, DL Matt Toeaina inactive for Week 9.

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  Bears | Week 8 Inactives    Sun Oct 28, 11:46 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared WR Alshon Jeffery, DL Amobi Okoye, TE Brody Eldridge, DL Cheta Ozougwu, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, C Edwin Williams, DL Matt Toeaina inactive for Week 8.

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  Bears | Week 1 Inactives    Sun Sep 9, 11:51 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared DL Amobi Okoye, DL Cheta Ozougwu, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, C Edwin Williams, FS Jeremy Jones, PK Ryan Quigley inactive for Week 1.

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  Bears | Amobi Okoye takes exception with former coach    Mon Sep 3, 11:44 PM

Chicago Bears DT Amobi Okoye (knee) was not pleased with comments by Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano, who said after his release from the team: 'It's not just one surgery. He had a history with the knee.' Okoye said Schiano's comments went about his T.B.A., which the coach preached trust, belief and accountability.

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  Bears | Amobi Okoye will play Week 1     Mon Sep 3, 01:32 PM

Chicago Bears DT Amobi Okoye said he will be ready to play in the team's Week 1 game.

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  Bears | Amobi Okoye signed     Mon Sep 3, 10:38 AM

The Chicago Bears have signed free-agent DT Amobi Okoye (Buccaneers). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Make roster moves    Sat Sep 1, 01:54 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released DT Frank Okam, DT Amobi Okoye, SS Larry Asante, WR Landon Cox, LB Rennie Curran, LB Jacob Cutrera, TE Drake Dunsmore, PK Kai Forbath, OT Jermarcus Hardrick, RB Robert Hughes, FB Cody Johnson, RB Mossis Madu, DT Jordan Nix, C Moe Petrus, TE Zach Pianalto, QB Brett Ratliff, CB James Rogers, WR Jordan Shipley and DT Teryl White. The team also waived injured OG Desmond Wynn (undisclosed).

Footballguys view: Shipley has been released by two teams in the last month. Injuries have held him back during his pro career and he may find it difficult to find a new team.

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  Bears | Amobi Okoye nearing return    Fri Aug 31, 07:54 PM

The Chicago Bears are close to finalizing a deal with free-agent DT Amobi Okoye (Buccaneers), according to a source. Okoye was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, Aug. 31.

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  Buccaneers | Two injured players may be ready for Week 1    Thu Aug 30, 03:23 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Arrelious Benn (knee) and DT Amobi Okoye (knee) have made progress in their rehabs from knee injuries and may be ready to play Week 1.

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  Buccaneers | Amobi Okoye still dealing with sore knee    Thu Aug 30, 01:43 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Amobi Okoye (knee) continues to battle a sore knee which has hampered him since offseason knee surgery. He was able to play in the first preseason game, but he was held out of the past two games due to his ongoing knee issue, which head coach Greg Schiano said is a concern. 'It's not just one surgery,' Schiano said. 'He has a history with that knee. We knew when we decided to (sign him) that there was a chance that it was going to have to be handled.'

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  Buccaneers | Three candidates for nose tackle position    Thu Aug 2, 01:41 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Roy Miller, Gary Gibson and Amobi Okoye are candidates for the starting nose tackle position this offseason. The team has not said who will receive the most reps at the position at this point. Miller has been working with the first-team defense most often during training camp but that could change as camp goes on.

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  Buccaneers | Amobi Okoye has surgery    Tue Jun 12, 02:16 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Amobi Okoye (knee) recently had arthroscopic surgery on his knee, but he should be ready for training camp.

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  Buccaneers | Amobi Okoye signs    Sun Apr 8, 01:53 AM

Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free-agent DL Amobi Okoye (Bears) to a one-year, $2 million deal Saturday, April 7.

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  Bengals | Reschedule Amobi Okoye visit    Thu Apr 5, 02:20 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals had to reschedule their meeting with free-agent DT Amobi Okoye (Bears) because the coaches were attending Notre Dame's Pro Day.

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  Buccaneers | Interested in Amobi Okoye    Thu Apr 5, 01:30 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have expressed interest in free-agent DT Amobi Okoye (Bears) and it is believed Okoye is interested in signing.

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  Bears | Amobi Okoye not expected to return    Thu Apr 5, 01:17 PM

The Chicago Bears are not expected to re-sign DT Amobi Okoye this offseason because they have not been able to reach an agreement with him at this point.

Footballguys view: Okoye has gotten a little interest around the league and could end up in a spot like Denver or Cincinnati.

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  Bears | Could be looking for DT in draft     Thu Apr 5, 09:18 AM

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said the team could look to the NFL Draft to find another defensive tackle, since free-agent DL Amobi Okoye appears to be leaving in free agency. 'Between free agency and the draft we have to find a way to meet our needs,' Emery said. 'We're always looking to improve our squad, regardless of internally what we would think about our immediate needs. We're always looking for playmakers.'

Footballguys view: By the time the Bears select with the 19th overall pick there could be three DTs off the board already. We think guys like Devon Still, Jerel Worthy, and Kendall Reyes could be options for the Bears in the first-round.

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  Bengals | Will meet with Amobi Okoye    Mon Mar 26, 01:48 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals are scheduled to meet with free-agent DT Amobi Okoye (Bears) later this week.

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  Bears | Likely will try to re-sign Amobi Okoye    Thu Mar 8, 07:49 PM

The Chicago Bears likely will try to re-sign impending free-agent DT Amobi Okoye this offseason if his asking price is not too expensive.

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  Bears | Good meeting with Amobi Okoye    Sat Feb 25, 11:47 PM

The Chicago Bears reportedly had a good meeting with impending free-agent DL Amobi Okoye. He is likely to receive an offer to re-sign with the team.

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  Bears | Amobi Okoye to move into starting lineup    Fri Oct 14, 09:55 PM

Chicago Bears DL Amobi Okoye is expected to move into the starting lineup in Week 6 as a defensive tackle, with DL Henry Melton moving to right defensive end for the injured DL Julius Peppers (knee).

Footballguys view: Okoye has flashed a little of what made him such a top ten pick for the Texans in 2007.

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  Bears | Amobi Okoye signs    Sun Jul 31, 03:01 PM

The Chicago Bears have signed free-agent DL Amobi Okoye (Texans) to a one-year deal. Financial terms of the contract were undisclosed.

Footballguys view: Okoye is only 24 and has the upfield penetration ability that Rod Marinelli can unleash. Good signing for a team that has been pretty quiet this week.

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  Texans | Two players waived    Sat Jul 30, 03:59 PM

The Houston Texans have waived WR David Anderson and DT Amobi Okoye.

Footballguys view: Both players were on the trade block but neither got much interest. Anderson could end up with the Redskins since he has a working relationship with Kyle Shanahan. Okoye may end up in Denver where he could help anchor the Broncos defensive line.

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  Texans | Amobi Okoye allowed to look for trade    Thu Jul 28, 03:38 PM

The Houston Texans have allowed the agents for DT Amobi Okoye to seek trade options for Okoye.

Footballguys view: Okoye has not consistently played up to his potential and doesn't really fit into Wade Phillips new defense. A team like the Broncos could certainly use a talented guy like Okoye on the defensive line.

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  Texans | Amobi Okoye to play DE    Mon May 9, 01:48 PM

Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips indicated that DT Amobi Okoye will be used at defensive end in the team's 3-4 defensive alignment. Okoye will move to defensive tackle during passing situation.

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  Texans | Coach believes two players will benefit from 3-4 defense    Mon May 9, 01:41 PM

Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said he believes the change to a 3-4 defensive alignment will help the play of DT Amobi Okoye and CB Kareem Jackson.

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  Texans | Two limited Friday    Fri Sep 24, 10:32 PM

Houston Texans TE Joel Dreessen (hip) and DT Amobi Okoye (ankle) were limited during practice Friday, Sept. 24, but have been listed as probable for Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys. They are both expected to play.

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