Free-agent DT Okoye to meet with Bengals
By Vaughn McClure, Tribune reporter
1:10 p.m. CDT, March 26, 2012
A league source confirmed Monday that free-agent defensive tackle Amobi Okoye will visit the Cincinnati Bengals after the NFL owners’ meetings.
Okoye started one game for the Bears last season after signing a one-year contract. He played in all 16 games, finishing fourth on the team with four sacks. Okoye also recorded 27 tackles.
The Bears could use more depth on the interior of the defensive line despite returning players such as Henry Melton, Matt Toeaina, and Stephen Paea. The Bears released veteran nose tackle Anthony Adams.
Okoye’s visit was first reported by Adam Caplan. The former first-round pick of the Texans also is generating interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Okoye, 24, has 15 career sacks.
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