Source: Amobi Okoye to visit Bengals

March, 26, 2012
CHICAGO -- Free agent defensive tackle Amobi Okoye is scheduled to visit the Cincinnati Bengals, a league source confirmed on Monday.

Adam Caplan of first reported the visit.

Okoye has garnered interest from several teams around the league, but has not ruled out re-signing with the Chicago Bears, per the source.

In his first year with the Bears, Okoye recorded four sacks and 27 quarterback pressures from his three-technique defensive tackle spot. Okoye and starter Henry Melton provided the Bears an inside pass-rushing presence that had been missing in the years since Tommie Harris stopped playing at a Pro Bowl level.

Okoye is still a very young 24 years old after being selected 10th overall by the Houston Texans in the 2007 NFL Draft. After four seasons with the Texans, Okoye got released last summer but was promptly picked up by the Bears on a one-year deal.

Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He is also a talk-show host on ESPN 1000 and the ESPN Radio network.



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