(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Amobi Okoye
The last Friday before the regular season is usually the day when teams cut players. While the Bears are doing plenty of trimming today, they also reportedly brought back a former Bear for the defensive line.
The Sun-Times is reporting Amobi Okoye was released by Tampa Bay and is finalizing a deal to come back to Chicago.
Okoye was signed in 2011 to give the defensive line a deeper bench, and was a pleasant surprise. He had four sacks and 27 tackles as a defensive tackle on a line that was hit with injuries.
He hasn't played for the Bucs at all in the preseason because he is recovering from knee surgery. The expectation is he will help a line that is still dealing with injuries. Stephen Paea is rehabbing an ankle injury
Teammate Henry Melton was excited to hear the news, tweeting, "My dude @AO_FASHO is back!!!"