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September 2, 2016 09:36 AM
Cowboys' Lawrence Okoye: Records seven tackles in preseason finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okoye recorded seven tackles in Thursday's preseason finale against the Texans.

He was hampered by nagging injuries early in training camp but Okoye was able to play in the Cowboys' final two preseason games and showed a strong motor. If he survives final roster cuts he'll provide DE depth for the club through the first month of the season as they deal with suspensions to DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory.

August 7, 2016 12:40 PM
Cowboys' Lawrence Okoye: Leaves practice with arm injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okoye (ankle) left practice early on Sunday after injuring his arm, reports.

Okoye was already dealing with an ankle injury that he was practicing with prior to injuring his arm. The severity of his arm injury is not known, leaving him without a timetable to return. He'll join the long list of Cowboys defensive lineman unable to practice. Look for Jack Crawford to see an increase in reps while Okoye is out.

August 31, 2015 05:50 PM
49ers make a slew of roster moves Monday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The 49ers waived 10 players on Monday. They were K Corey Acosta, LB Steve Beauharnais, CB Mylan Hicks, T Sean Hooey, WR Mario Hull, WR Chuck Jacobs, WR Nigel King, LB Shawn Lemon, FB Trey Millard and DL Lawrence Okoye.

Additionally, the 49ers placed G/C Daniel Kilgore on the PUP list to start the season and WR DeAndre Smelter on the NFI list. The team also placed WR Dres Anderson and LB Desmond Bishop on injured reserve.

June 1, 2015 02:08 PM
Entering third season, 49ers' Lawrence Okoye eyeing roster spot
by Ruben Palacios | CBS Sports Staff

This might finally be the year Lawrence Okoye can crack a spot on the 49ers' roster, per the Bay Area News Group.

Okoye, a former British Olympics discus thrower and rugby player, is feeling confident about his improvements and feels like his potential is worth a roster spot.

“It’s very different from the first time I came here. I’m feeling very good about things,” Okoye said Thursday while sitting at his locker. “I’m just happy I was given the opportunity to stay here so long, so I could catch up. I have a good opportunity to show what I can do.”

Okoye has worked under new head coach Jim Tomsula for two years and with Justin Smith's retirement, his emergence might be rewarded.

“You’re going to get lots of people telling you things. But the main thing is to just keep yourself motivated, despite what people say about you," Okoye said. "People will write you off. People will say this or that. Just keep yourself motivated, keep going every day and you’ll be good.”


June 1, 2015 04:53 PM
49ers sign Lawrence Okoye to reserve/future contract
by Chris Cwik |

The 49ers have signed defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye to a reserve/future contract on Friday, according to Pro Football Talk.

Okoye spent all season on the team's practice squad. He missed all of 2013 due to an injury. Okoye competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics with Britian. He finished 12th in the discus throw.

June 2, 2015 06:55 AM
49ers add seven to practice squad
by Larry Hartstein |

The 49ers signed seven players to their practice squad: offensive tackle Carter Bykowski, tight end Asante Cleveland, receiver Lance Lewis, defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye, nose tackle Mike Purcell and linebackers Shayne Skov and Chase Thomas.

June 2, 2015 06:55 AM
Niners make flurry of moves Saturday
by Igor Mello |

The 49ers made a slew of moves Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.

Among those moves was the placement of cornerback Kenneth Acker and fullback Will Tukuafu on the injured reserve list.

San Francisco cut the following players: T Carter Bykowski, TE Asante Cleveland, WR Lance Lewis, LS Kevin McDermott, CB Darryl Morris, G Al Netter, DL Lawrence Okoye, WR Kassim Osgood, T Michael Philipp, NT Mike Purcell, G Ryan Seymour, LB Shayne Skov, RB Alfonso Smith, G Adam Snyder, S C.J. Spillman, LB Chase Thomas, S Raymond Ventrone, WR L'Damian Washington and RB Glenn Winston.

June 2, 2015 07:17 AM
Lawrence Okoye on crutches, out of practice Saturday
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

49ers defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye had X-rays taken on the ankle injury suffered in Thursday's preseason game, and reports they came back negative.

Okoye was spotted on crutches Saturday and is not expected to practice for at least the next few days.  

June 2, 2015 07:18 AM
Lawrence Okoye leaves preseason game with foot injury
by Igor Mello |

49ers defensive end Lawrence Okoye suffered a foot injury during Thursday's preseason opener against the Ravens. He underwent X-rays after the game, which came back negative, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

June 1, 2015 11:03 PM
49ers sign two to reserve/futures deals
by Larry Hartstein |

The 49ers signed defensive end Lawrence Okoye and wideout Devon Wylie to reserve/futures contracts, enabling them to participate in the offseason program, reports the Sacramento Bee.

June 2, 2015 07:12 PM
Two 49ers defensive tackles waived/injured Tuesday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

 49ers defensive tackles Lamar Divens and Lawrence Okoye (knee) were waived/injured Tuesday. If they clear waivers, then they will be placed on injured reserve.

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2013San Francisco 49ers000.000000.0000
2014San Francisco 49ers000.000000.0000
2015Arizona Cardinals000.000000.0000
2015New York Jets000.000000.0000
2016Chicago Bears000.000000.0000
2017Miami Dolphins000.000000.0000

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