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Bears release DT Brian Price Monday, sign DT Amobi Okoye

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer
Okoye (91) will be back tackling for the Bears now, at the expense of Price.. (Getty Images)

The Chicago-style honeymoon for Brian Price is over, before it even began, as the Bears released the defensive tackle on Monday, just a few weeks removed from trading for him.

A corresponding move was made as Chicago added defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, the team announced Monday.

The Bears acquired Price on July 26th from the Buccaneers, trading a seventh-round draft pick for the defensive tackle, who was selected with the 35th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Bucs.

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Price, it was believed, needed a change of scenery after struggling in Tampa with several personal issues, particularly the death of his sister in a tragic car accident.

Per Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, Price is still having an (understandably) difficult time with her death and "can't get past" the tragic event. Additionally, Price has dealt with injuries.

Okoye played the first four seasons of his career with the Texans before moving onto the Bears in 2011. He played in 16 games, starting one, and registered four sacks. During the offseason, Okoye inked a deal with the Buccaneers, but it didn't work out and now he'll return to the Windy City.

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