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Texans' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Avoids injury report
Okoronkwo (biceps) was not listed on the Texans' injury report Wednesday.
Okoronkwo missed Houston's preseason finale Aug. 25 with an unspecified biceps injury, but it appears this was not a major issue given his absence from the team's first injury report of the 2022 regular season. The 27-year-old recorded 15 tackles and two sacks while playing 246 defensive snaps over 13 contests with the Rams in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Texans' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Will miss Texans' preseason finale
Okoronkwo suffered a biceps injury in Monday's practice and won't play in the Texans' preseason finale Thursday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.
Okoronkwo's injury was reported on Monday as undisclosed and was considered not serious. Coach Lovie Smith shared that he's unsure if the defensive end will be able to practice for the rest of this week as he deals with his biceps injury. Although he's out Thursday, Okoronkwo figures to see a depth role behind Mario Addison this season once he's healthy.... See More ... See Less
Texans' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Misses Monday's practice
Okoronkwo sat out Monday's practice with an undisclosed injury, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports. "We don't think it's anything too serious," head coach Lovie Smith said. "But we'll see. I don't know for sure if he'll be able to go this week. Eventually, he'll be out there."
Okoronkwo, entering his fourth NFL season, was signed to give a boost to the defensive line's pass rush after the unit had limited success in 2021. His contributions in that area showed during the first two preseason games, as he's been one of the more disruptive players. Okoronkwo has registered a combined six tackles, one sack and three quarterback hits over 70 snaps.... See More ... See Less
Texans' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Headed to Houston
Okoronkwo has agreed to terms on a deal with the Texans, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.
Okoronkwo spent his first four seasons with the Rams. He recorded 13 tackles (seven solo) and two sacks across 13 games n 2022. He will presumably compete for a role at outside linebacker in Houston.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Removed from COVID-19 list
Okoronkwo was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Okoronkwo has played at least 13 defensive snaps in every game in which he's been active this season. He'll likely have a similar role Sunday against the Vikings. Across 10 appearances, the third-year linebacker has totaled 15 tackles and two sacks.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Lands on COVID-19 list
Okoronkwo (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.
Okoronkwo was one of five Rams to be placed in COVID-19 protocols Thursday. With his status for Sunday's contest against the Seahawks in jeopardy, Jamir Jones and Terrell Lewis could be in store for increased snaps in Week 15.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Activated from injured reserve
The Rams activated Okoronkwo (shoulder) from injured reserve Saturday, Kevin Modesti of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Okoronkwo will look to make his 2021 debut during Week 4. The 26-year-old appeared in 10 contests last season and notched 12 tackles, one sack and one pass deflection.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Designated to return from IR
Okoronkwo (shoulder) has been designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Okoronkwo will have a three-week window to be added to the active roster. If he isn't, then he will spend the remainder of the season on IR. The 26-year-old appeared in 10 contests last season and notched 12 tackles, one sack and one pass deflection.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Placed on IR
The Rams placed Okoronkwo (shoulder) on injured reserve Thursday, Cameron DaSilva of the Rams Wire reports.
Okoronkwo will be sidelined until at least Week 4 after suffering a shoulder stinger during training camp. He appeared in 10 contests last season, notching 12 tackles, one sack and one pass breakup.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Shoulder stinger
Coach Sean McVay said Wednesday that Okoronkwo is nursing a shoulder stinger, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
Okoronkwo's shoulder injury will likely force him to miss Saturday's exhibition finale against the Broncos, but he will have more than two weeks to recover before Sept. 12's regular-season opener against the Bears. He notched 12 tackles, one sack and one pass breakup across 10 contests last season.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: All clear for Week 15
Okoronkwo (undisclosed) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Okoronkwo was instructed to stay away from team facilities for a portion of the practice week, as the Rams aimed to mitigate COVID-19 spread following a positive test within the organization. The 25-year-old hasn't yet started a game for L.A. this season, but he has garnered a workload of 18.3 defensive snaps per game over seven 2020 appearances. He has an opportunity to build on his modest sack total of one against a Jets offensive line that is tied for the seventh-most sacks surrendered on the campaign (2.8 per game).... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Receives questionable tag
Okoronkwo (undisclosed) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Jets, Kevin Modesti of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
There are COVID-19 concerns at the Rams' facilities, and they're taking every precaution ahead of Sunday's contest. Okoronkwo has been staying away from the team as a result, according to Modesti. It's uncertain if he'll play in Sunday's game. Fellow linebacker Justin Hollins is questionable for the same reason. Rookie Terrell Lewis would see a bump in usage if both players sit out.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Returns from IR
The Rams activated Okoronkwo (elbow) from injured reserve Saturday.
Okoronkwo will return to the lineup in Sunday's game against the Cardinals, his first time on the field since Week 4. Prior to his injury, Okoronkwo played around 30 percent of the snaps on defense in each game, recording eight tackles, a sack and a pass breakup. He'll serve as a reserve behind starters Leonard Floyd and Samson Ebukam.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Designated to return from IR
The Rams designated Okoronkwo (elbow) to return from IR on Wednesday.
Consequently, Okoronkwo's 21-day practice window has opened, and he could be available to play as soon as Sunday against San Francisco. The linebacker filled a situational role in his three games before getting injured, notching eight tackles (six solo), a sack and a pass breakup.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Unlikely to return Week 10
Okoronkwo (elbow) isn't expected to return from injured reserve and play Sunday against the Seahawks, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
The 25-year-old underwent elbow surgery in mid-October and was given a four- to six-week recovery timeline, and he has yet to be designated to return from injured reserve. Once Okoronkwo receives the return designation, he'll have a 21-day window to practice and potentially be activated before reverting to injured reserve for the rest of the season.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Officially placed on IR
Okoronkwo (elbow) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.
Okoronkwo suffered this injury in a Week 5 win over Washington and he underwent surgery that required a four- to six-week recovery timeline. The Rams made a confusing move by keeping him on the active roster for the Week 6 matchup against the 49ers, and now he'll be shut down for at least the next two games, making him eligible to return Week 10 against Seattle. Natrez Patrick and rookie Terrell Lewis figure to see increases in their respective workloads for the time being.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Set to miss four to six weeks
Okoronkwo will undergo elbow surgery and is expected to miss four to six weeks, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.
The Rams likely will place Okoronkwo on injured reserve within the next couple of days. Coach Sean McVay relayed Wednesday that losing Okoronkwo is a big hit to the teams' defense since the third-year linebacker has been "playing so well." He's recorded eight tackles, a sack and a pass breakup through three games in a situational role. Samson Ebukam and rookie Terrell Lewis could both receive bumps in usage until Okoronkwo returns.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Expected to undergo surgery
Okoronkwo is expected to undergo surgery after injuring his elbow Sunday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
The specifics of the surgery remain unknown, but the obvious hope is that it will not cost the linebacker the rest of his 2020 campaign. Okoronkwo has seen steadily increasing defensive reps as the season has progressed. He has eight tackles (six solo), a sack and a pass defensed through five games this season.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Suffers elbow injury
Okoronkwo suffered an elbow injury during Sunday's game against Washington and is considered questionable to return, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
The Oklahoma product registered his first sack of 2020 during a 17-9 win over the Giants last Sunday, but he had not yet logged a tackle prior to his exit against Washington in Week 5. Okoronkwo was not being counted on for starting snaps in the Rams' linebacker rotation, but he had garnered an average of 20.3 defensive snaps per game Weeks 1 through 4. This development thins out the left outside linebacker spot behind Samson Ebukam should Okoronkwo prove unable to return.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Surprises with pass rush
Okoronkwo notched 1.5 sacks in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Bengals in London.
The 2018 fifth-round pick made his NFL debut in Week 6, and he achieved his first major impact just two games later. The 24-year-old linebacker enjoyed a 37-percent snap share in Clay Matthews' (jaw) stead. Matthews could return following the team's Week 9 bye, however, so Okoronkwo's burst in production could take a backseat again.... See More ... See Less
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