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Amobi Okoye Gives Tampa Bay Bucs Injury Insurance at Defensive Tackle

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 25: Amobi Okoye #91 of the Chicago Bears brings down James Starks #44 of the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on September 25, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Knox BardeenNFC South Lead WriterApril 8, 2012

Free-agent defensive tackle Amobi Okoye has agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson. Financial terms were not disclosed on his contract with the Bucs, but the length of Okoye’s new contract is one year.

Okoye played last year in Chicago where he was part of a three-man rotation at defensive tackle. He registered four sacks and 27 tackles. Prior to last year, Okoye spent four seasons in Houston. He was a four-year starter with the Texans, and compiled 11 sacks in his time there.

Okoye gives Tampa Bay depth on the interior of the defensive line and also provides some protection against injury, according to Scott Purks of CBS Sports.

In his five-year NFL career, Okoye has missed just two games.

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