Defensive Tackle Amobi Okoye "Could Be Signing With A New Team Soon"

According to Dan Pompei with the National Football Post and Chicago Tribune, free agent defensive tackle Amobi Okoye could be signing "with a new team soon." This comes on the heels of Cincinnati's botch-job, forcing Okoye's scheduled visit on Tuesday to another day while the coaching staff visited Notre Dame's Pro Day. It was originally reported that as many as five teams, including the Cincinnati Bengals, have expressed interest in Okoye, including the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Chicago Bears, where he played last season.

Okoye, a former tenth overall draft pick out of Louisville, spent his first four seasons with the Houston Texans before signing a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears last year, finishing third on the team with 21 quarterback pressures.

If we include Nick Hayden, the Cincinnati Bengals have four defensive tackles signed on the 2012 roster -- Geno Atkins, Pat Sims and Domata Peko. An addition like Okoye could strengthen the team's pass rush up the middle, replacing Jonathan Fanene who often shifted to defensive tackle during passing situations.

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