Former top-10 NFL draft pick signs with Riders

Defensive lineman Amobi Okoye has signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, per CFL sources.

The 29-year-old was originally on Ottawa’s negotiaion list and was set to sign with the Redblacks, but after reviewing medical reports team doctors felt like there were too many unknowns and risks.

Then Saskatchewan added Okoye to their negotiation list, signed him and promptly placed the Nigerian on the suspended list. He’ll likely reside there until the NFL veteran is physically ready to play football again.

Okoye selected 10th overall in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Texans. He registered 177 combined tackles, 16 sacks and three forced fumbles in six seasons with Houston and Chicago.

 

Justin Dunk

Justin Dunk

Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.

4 Comments on Former top-10 NFL draft pick signs with Riders

  1. How many players are on the Negotiation List? Does a suspended Neg List player count as one of the guys on the list?

  2. Sorry, I see my mistake, Okoye came off the neg list signed a contract, becoming a Rider, and then was suspended.

  3. Whats his injury?

  4. this guy will help the riders

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