The Chicago Bears have re-signed defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, bringing the veteran back to Chicago for the second time this season. Okoye appeared in six games for the Bears this season before being cut on Nov. 27 to make room for offensive lineman Andre Gurode. In those six games, he tallied six tackles and a sack.
Okoye spent 2011 with the Bears after the team picked him up from the Houston Texans. In 16 games for the Bears last season, Okoye totaled 18 tackles, a pass deflection and four sacks. He was the No. 10 overall pick in the 2007 draft by the Texans, but was never the impact player that the team hoped. Of his 16 career sacks, just 11 came in his four years in Houston.
He was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prior to the start of this season, but had a public falling out with new head coach Greg Schiano that intensified after Okoye was cut.