Press Release from the Chicago Bears. Two Chicago Bears Wide Receivers at the pro bowl? Think Satan may well be skating to work tomorrow :) BEARS WR ALSHON JEFFERY NAMED...
The Chicago Bears signed DT Amobi Okoye to a one-year contract and waived DT Brian Price today.
Okoye has started 59 of 78 games played in five seasons with the Houston Texans (2007-10) and the Bears (2011), recording 165 tackles, 15 sacks, six pass break ups, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Last season for Chicago, the 6-2, 292-pound defensive tackle had 27 tackles, four sacks and two tackles for losses in 16 contests with one start.
After being released and not resigned by the Bears in the off season, Okoye was signed by the Buccanners, ironically, but an injury early in camp prevented him from being able to nail down a roster spot. Once released, the Bears moved quickly to bring him back to Chicago. Okoye underwent a physical on Saturday and is now one of the 53 players on the active roster.
Price, aquired in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccanners in July for an undisclosed selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, started 14 of 20 contests played in two seasons for the Buccaneers, recording 27 tackles (23 solo) and three sacks.