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    He was a high 1st round draft pick and one of the youngest players every drafted in the 1st round. However, he was cut by the Texans in the early part of last year, but I believe mainly because of his salary and that he didn't fit their scheme.

    Went on to sign a 1 year deal with the Bears. I think the kid could thrive in our scheme. I would really like to have Reese bring him in for a workout.

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    Re: Amobi Okoye DT (free agent) Bears

    [quote user="Warchild"]He was a high 1st round draft pick and one of the youngest players every drafted in the 1st round. However, he was cut by the Texans in the early part of last year, but I believe mainly because of his salary and that he didn't fit their scheme.

    Went on to sign a 1 year deal with the Bears. I think the kid could thrive in our scheme. I would really like to have Reese bring him in for a workout.[/quote]

    this is an excellent proposition. Okoye was i believe 19 when he was drafted (possibly younger) and he was cut by the texans bc he had an astronomical salary.

    He's probably not even 24 yet. He still has a ton of upside, and we wouldn't have to pay much to see if we could get it out of him. It would also save a draft pick for us as we'll probably have to use one on the dt position. I wouldn't want him to be a starter, but he could be solid depth, and give him a chance to learn our system and gradually bring him along.

    and if he works out, it could give us leverage with canty, who i love as a player, but he makes too much against the cap.

    i wouldnt be surprised at all if he's an addition or gets a workout from reese. he could also thrive here bc he'll get a lot of 1v1 looks with our de's. i didnt know he was a FA, good threat warchild great idea i'm on board.

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      Re: Amobi Okoye DT (free agent) Bears

      Doubt we have the cap space. It just depends what happens with Canty. I believe the gmen are high on Austin as well.

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        Re: Amobi Okoye DT (free agent) Bears

        http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings...r=2007&genpos=

        he was rated the top dt of the 2007 draft. he is extremely athletic at 6'2 and 305 pounds. his final 2 seasons with the texans were pretty solid, leading the texans dl in tackles his final year with 3 sacks and 2 ff.

        this guy has a ton of upside...he's 25 right now and he's been in the league for 6 seasons...I would really really target this kid. he's shown he has the talent and ability, and for two seasons with the texans started all 16 games and was actually starting to become as good as billed. i think getting released set him back a little.

        we could get him for very little money, he signed with the bears for one year at 1.4 mil, he would fit our cap, is the type of player reese loves, and is still exceptionally young and could become a dominant player...

        but i'd like gmen0820's opinion, he's the best player evaluator i know of around here...

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          Re: Amobi Okoye DT (free agent) Bears

          [quote user="NY_Eli"]Doubt we have the cap space. It just depends what happens with Canty. I believe the gmen are high on Austin as well.[/quote]

          we can afford 1.4 mil a season, prob would even be cheaper now as he didnt have a good season with chicago...def. worth a look. still so young but has nfl experience, it'd be up to our coaching staff to get him playing at his talent level

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            Re: Amobi Okoye DT (free agent) Bears

            [quote user="giantsfan420"][quote user="NY_Eli"]Doubt we have the cap space. It just depends what happens with Canty. I believe the gmen are high on Austin as well.[/quote]

            we can afford 1.4 mil a season, prob would even be cheaper now as he didnt have a good season with chicago...def. worth a look. still so young but has nfl experience, it'd be up to our coaching staff to get him playing at his talent level[/quote]

            Eh I don't know, I have trouble seeing it happen. I think they'll save DT issues for the draft. Canty is only 29 you know.

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            • #7
              Re: Amobi Okoye DT (free agent) Bears

              further, all the draft profiles i've read on him talk about him being a student of the game. he was very raw similar to jpp.

              scouts consistently compared him to REGGIE WHITE, now im not saying he's anywhere near the caliber player of white, but when scouts say he is very reminiscent of him, that speaks volumes.
              cbssports said he will continue to develop physically and mentally throughout his career. he has a ton of positives to his game and a ton of upside.

              with our dl, and our coaching staff, i honestly could see him playing up to his potential.

              and at 1.4 mil???? thats about a good an example of low risk high reward as u'll find.

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              • #8
                Re: Amobi Okoye DT (free agent) Bears

                [quote user="NY_Eli"][quote user="giantsfan420"][quote user="NY_Eli"]Doubt we have the cap space. It just depends what happens with Canty. I believe the gmen are high on Austin as well.[/quote]

                we can afford 1.4 mil a season, prob would even be cheaper now as he didnt have a good season with chicago...def. worth a look. still so young but has nfl experience, it'd be up to our coaching staff to get him playing at his talent level[/quote]

                Eh I don't know, I have trouble seeing it happen. I think they'll save DT issues for the draft. Canty is only 29 you know.[/quote]

                oh dont get me wrong, im not gonna say anyones opinion on the kid is wrong. i'm just saying he's super young, amazing talent and upside, very cheap considering his upside, and all the scouting reports i've seen say he is raw but extremely talented and will continue to develop. and that he's a student of the game and will take the info on the chalkboard to the field...he just strikes me as the kinda player reese loves, amazing talent, very young, amazing upside, and potential to be a top 5 dt...he did have to exceptional seasons as a texan, they just had so much money tied up to their dl they decided to release him...we'll see but wouldnt surprise me at all for reese to work him out...

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                • #9
                  Re: Amobi Okoye DT (free agent) Bears

                  Looks don't say everything but he never looks like he is in great shape. He was very average in houston and chicago. If he comes cheap he is worth taking a flyer on but he is effectively a bust.
                  This is a deep DT class this year with up to 6 having first rounds grades. I would expect one of them to fall to 32 and the Giants will pounce on that.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Amobi Okoye DT (free agent) Bears

                    [quote user="NY_Eli"]Doubt we have the cap space. It just depends what happens with Canty. I believe the gmen are high on Austin as well.[/quote] realistically, I wouldn't expect much from Austin this season......
                    And Bernard most likely is a cap casualty.

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                      Re: Amobi Okoye DT (free agent) Bears

                      [quote user="Warchild"]He was a high 1st round draft pick and one of the youngest players every drafted in the 1st round. However, he was cut by the Texans in the early part of last year, but I believe mainly because of his salary and that he didn't fit their scheme.

                      Went on to sign a 1 year deal with the Bears. I think the kid could thrive in our scheme. I would really like to have Reese bring him in for a workout.[/quote]

                      I always liked Okoye

                      But he also didn't have any success in his first 4 years in Houston when they did run the 4-3

                      but I can't see us spending money on a DT
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                        Re: Amobi Okoye DT (free agent) Bears

                        If he does not want a ton of money I would give him a look.

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                          Re: Amobi Okoye DT (free agent) Bears

                          bump

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                            Re: Amobi Okoye DT (free agent) Bears

                            Why would we need a DT?

                            DT is our deepest position with Austin coming back. Not a chance we even look at this kid. I used to like him as well. Used to.
                            "Once a Giant, ALWAYS, a Giant."

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                              Re: Amobi Okoye DT (free agent) Bears

                              [quote user="NYG4lifeNYK"]Why would we need a DT?

                              DT is our deepest position with Austin coming back. Not a chance we even look at this kid. I used to like him as well. Used to.
                              [/quote] Bernard is gone...canty,Joseph & Austin hasn't played football in 2 years and is right off IR......your comfortable with that?

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