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97 Alex Okafor DE

Kansas City Chiefs

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December 17, 2019 09:16 PM
Chiefs' Alex Okafor: Placed on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor (pectoral) officially landed on injured reserve Monday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.

It was already announced that Okafor would miss the remainder of the season after tearing his pectoral muscle in Sunday's win over the Broncos, so this move comes as no surprise. The 28-year-old accumulated 22 tackles and five sacks this season, but he'll now set his sights on his recovery for 2020.

December 16, 2019 03:20 PM
Chiefs' Alex Okafor: Done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

An MRI confirmed Okafor has a torn pectoral muscle and will miss the rest of the season, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

Okafor left Sunday's win over the Broncos with this issue and didn't return. He's the second defensive lineman to suffer this injury, and he'll join Emmanuel Ogbah (pectoral) on IR soon. The 28-year-old Okafor finished the year with 22 tackles and five sacks. In Okafor's stead, Tanoh Kpassagnon is expected to slot into a starting role opposite Frank Clark.

December 16, 2019 02:44 PM
Chiefs' Alex Okafor: Awaiting MRI to confirm torn pec
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor is feared to have suffered a torn pectoral muscle during Sunday's win over the Broncos, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Okafor is scheduled for an MRI on Monday to confirm the severity of his injury. If the 28-year-old is indeed diagnosed with a torn pec, he'll be ruled out for the remainder of the season. In that case, Tanoh Kpassagnon and Demone Harris would stand to play expanded roles on defense. Teammate Emmanuel Ogbah suffered the same injury in November and is now on IR.

December 15, 2019 05:28 PM
Chiefs' Alex Okafor: Dealing with pectoral injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Andy Reid said Okafor sustained a pectoral injury during Sunday's game against the Broncos, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Okafor was knocked out of Sunday's contest after suffering the injury, which was originally classified as a chest issue. The severity of the injury remains unclear, though his status should be updated once the Chiefs return to practice Wednesday.

December 15, 2019 01:48 PM
Chiefs' Alex Okafor: Done for day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor (chest) is ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Okafor has already missed four games this season due to injuries. His absence is a major hit to the team's defensive line, and Tanoh Kpassagnon will likely be the main beneficiary of Okafor's absence.

November 27, 2019 11:00 PM
Chiefs' Alex Okafor: Back to full health
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Okafor appears to have fully recovered from the high-ankle sprain he suffered Week 8. Barring any setbacks, expect the 28-year-old defensive end to play his usual starting role against the Raiders on Sunday.

November 27, 2019 02:40 PM
Chiefs' Alex Okafor: Practicing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

Okafor hasn't practiced since suffering a high-ankle sprain Week 8 against the Packers, so it's likely he's being kept to limited participation during this session. The 28-year-old defensive end will be monitored for the rest of the week and will likely still carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Raiders, but he has a shot to play in the divisional showdown. Okafor has recorded 18 tackles and three sacks over eight games.

November 16, 2019 08:44 PM
Chiefs' Alex Okafor: Out Week 11
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Chargers.

Okafor will miss his third consecutive game after suffering the ankle injury Week 8 versus the Packers. Emmanuel Ogbah (pectoral) is also sidelined, leaving Frank Clark and Tanoh Kpassagnon as the team's only healthy defensive ends.

November 14, 2019 12:56 PM
Chiefs' Alex Okafor: Won't practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor (ankle) will not participate in Thursday's practice, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Okafor has yet to resume practicing since suffering an ankle issue injury Week 8. He'll have two more opportunities to ramp up his practice reps ahead of Monday's tilt against the Chargers, but it currently looks as though Okafor is trending towards missing a third straight game.

November 8, 2019 02:44 PM
Chiefs' Alex Okafor: Out again Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor (ankle) was ruled out for Sunday's game at Tennessee, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Okafor has been unable to practice since suffering the injury Week 8 against the Packers and will miss his second straight game. Emmanuel Ogbah should again see increased reps at defensive end in his place.

November 2, 2019 12:16 AM
Chiefs' Alex Okafor: Ruled out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

This was expected, as Okafor was unable to practice this week. He'll miss his first game this year, while Emmanuel Ogbah should continue to see increased playing time as a result.

October 30, 2019 02:08 PM
Chiefs' Alex Okafor: Sitting out practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor (ankle) won't practice Wednesday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.

Okafor had X-rays during this past Sunday's loss to the Packers and he didn't return. It's unsettled how severe his injury is, but sitting out the first official practice of the week isn't a positive sign. Frank Clark (neck) also missed practice, so Emmanuel Ogbah and Tanoh Kpassagnon are in line for first-team reps in their steads.

October 27, 2019 10:48 PM
Chiefs' Alex Okafor: Return questionable against GB
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Packers due to an ankle injury.

Okafor had to go to the locker room for X-rays, as the Chiefs defense continues to get ravaged by injuries. Hopefully Okafor's injury doesn't prove to be too serious.

October 18, 2019 09:44 PM
Chiefs' Alex Okafor: Records two sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor had four solo tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in Thursday's win over the Broncos.

Okafor joined in the sack parade Thursday as Denver's offensive line surrendered eight sacks overall. The 28-year-old has 17 tackles (12 solo) and three sacks through six games.

October 10, 2019 04:44 PM
Chiefs' Alex Okafor: No limitations Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor (hip) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Okafor's absence lasted just one game, as he'll be ready for Sunday's matchup versus the Texans. The veteran defensive end has an inconsistent role on the Chiefs' defense, but he features pass-rushing upside, which will come in handy against Deshaun Watson.

October 7, 2019 05:32 PM
Chiefs' Alex Okafor: Inactive for SNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor (hip) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Colts, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Okafor has a steady role on the Chiefs' defense, as he's a run stopper with pass-rushing abilities. In his stead, both Emmanuel Ogbah and Tanoh Kpassagnon figure to see an increase in reps.

October 5, 2019 11:56 PM
Chiefs' Alex Okafor: Listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor (hip) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Okafor suffered a hip strain in the Chiefs' Week 4 victory over the Lions. Coach Andy Reid downplayed the injury following the game, but subsequent limited practices this week have led to Okafor drawing a questionable tag. Emmanuel Ogbah and Tanoh Kpassagnon will be in line for increased workloads should he end up not playing.

September 29, 2019 10:44 PM
Chiefs' Alex Okafor: Injury not serious
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Andy Reid said following Sunday's win over Detroit that Okafor should be okay after suffering a hip strain, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Okafor suffered the injury late in Sunday's game but, as evidenced by this news, shouldn't be sidelined for too long. The 28-year-old had a decent game before departing, making two tackles and his first sack of the 2019 campaign. Expect Okafor's practice availability throughout the upcoming week to shed more light on his status for Week 5.

September 29, 2019 04:12 PM
Chiefs' Alex Okafor: Knocked out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor (hip) won't return to Sunday's game against the Lions.

It's unclear how Okafor suffered the injury, but the team will be without on of their best pass rushers for crunch time. Okafor exits the game with two solo tackles, as well as his first sack of the season. With Okafor out, look for Emmanuel Ogbah to see an increase in reps. Expect the team to comment on Okafor's status following the game or in the coming days.

August 12, 2019 02:04 PM
Chiefs' Alex Okafor: Returns to action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor (hip) is participating at practice Monday, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Okafor exited practice last Sunday with a hip injury, but he's good to go after sitting out Saturday's preseason opener. The 28-year-old lines up to start at defensive end opposite of Frank Clark for the Chiefs.

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WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020KC00000000000
2019KC10922157500001
2018NO1616352510400001
2017NO10104327164.500003
2016ARI150131033.500000
2015ARI131331256200001
2014ARI13122927281262603
2013ARI10110000000
Total7860176 131.045 27.012626010
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/261
Birthdate:
2/8/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
Dallas, TX, USA
School:
Texas
NFL Experience:
8
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