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  • Browns' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Becoming Garrett's rush partner

    Okoronkwo is expected to serve as the edge starter opposite Myles Garrett, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports. Okoronkwo signed a three-year deal with the Browns after posting five sacks in part-time duty for the Texans. With Jadeveon Clowney released, the organization is betting that Okoronkwo's ascension as an edge rusher continues as part of a revamped defensive line that also welcomes run-stopping defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson in the middle. Alex Wright, in whom the Browns invested a 2022 third-round draft pick, will also be in the defensive end mix. He played about 50 percent of the snaps as a rookie but did not record a sack or quarterback hit.
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  • Browns' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Goes to Browns on three-year deal

    The Browns and Okoronkwo agreed to terms on a three-year, $19 million contract Monday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport repiorts. A former fifth-round pick of the Rams, Okoronkwo finally got a chance to play significant snaps last season with the Texans and recorded five sacks off the edge. He'll be part of the rotation opposite Myles Garrett in Cleveland.
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  • Texans' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Makes strong FA case

    Okoronkwo recorded one tackle and a pass defensed in a 32-31 win over the Colts in Week 18. Okoronkwo recorded career highs in tackles (44) and sacks (five) in his first year with Houston after three seasons with the Rams. He played a full 17-game season after injuries limited him in Los Angeles. The full season of health and career-high production puts the 27-year-old linebacker in a good position as he heads into free agency.
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  • Texans' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Questionable with illness

    Okoronkwo is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Colts due to an illness. Okoronkwo landed on the injury report Thursday as a non-participant due to an illness and was limited during Friday's session. If he's unable to suit up, Jonathan Greenard, Rasheem Green and Mario Addison would be candidates for increased snaps opposite Jerry Hughes.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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).
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Rams' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Dealing with hamstring injury

    Okoronkwo did not play in Saturday's preseason opener due to a hamstring injury, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports. The severity of the linebacker's hamstring injury is unclear at this time. Consider Okoronkwo day-to-day until the Rams can provide more clarity about his health.
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  • Rams' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Absent from injury report

    Okoronkwo (foot) is not listed on Wednesday's injury report, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports. Okoronkwo was activated from the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list earlier this week, and appears to have fully recovered from his foot surgery in May. The rookie appears on track to make his NFL debut against the Seahawks on Sunday, and will serve as a reserve option behind Dante Fowler Jr. and Matt Longacre.
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  • Rams' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Activated from PUP list

    Okoronkwo (foot) was activated to the Rams' 53-man roster Monday, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports. Okoronkwo returned to practice in mid October after starting the season on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, and appears to be nearing a return to full health. The rookie will serve as a reserve linebacker behind Dante Fowler Jr. and Matt Longacre, and could make his NFL debut against the Seahawks on Sunday.
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  • Rams' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Unlikely to be activated before season

    Okoronkwo (foot) is unlikely to be activated off the PUP list before the season begins, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports. Okoronkwo underwent foot surgery in late May and was subsequently put on the PUP list before the start of training camp. The rookie linebacker out of Oklahoma was expected to compete for a starting job opposite Samson Ebukam, but will now have to wait even longer to get on the field, though his recovery timetable is still uncertain.
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