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Bengals Scheduling A Visit With Free Agent Defensive Tackle Amobi Okoye

According to NFL Insider Adam Caplan, the Cincinnati Bengals are planning to host defensive tackle Amobi Okoye at some point after the league meetings, which should conclude through the middle of the week. Okoye, 25 in June, is another former first-round selection from the 2007 NFL Draft, selected by the Houston Texans out of Louisville.

Okoye has played 78 or a possible 80 games during his five-year career, including 59 total starts, of which he posted 15 quarterback sacks, 165 tackles and two forced fumbles. During September of 2007, Okoye was the youngest player in NFL history to receive the Defensive Rookie of the Month award when he generated four quarterback sacks that month.

After four seasons with the Houston Texans, Okoye signed with the Chicago Bears in 2011.

Last season the defensive tackle generated 21 quarterback pressures, six hits on the quarterback and four quarterback sacks. During his final season with the Texans in 2010, Okoye pressured the quarterback 20 times, nine of which resulted in hits with another 3.5 quarterback sacks.

Needs less to say Okoye is a pass rusher, who could be used in situational passing downs alongside Geno Atkins. I just got goosebumps.

The #Bengals are scheduling a visit for DT Amobi Okoye for after the NFL owners meetings, an NFL source confirmed. #freeagency 9 minutes ago via TweetDeck · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto