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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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
Texans' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Available for season finale
Okoronkwo (illness) is officially active for Sunday's game at Indianapolis.
Okoronkwo was questionable due to an illness but is available for Sunday's season finale. The 27-year-old has played in all 16 games this season and has 43 tackles (31 solo), five sacks and one forced fumble.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
Texans' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Logs two sacks in win
Okoronkwo had five tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks in Saturday's 19-14 win over the Titans.
Okoronkwo and the rest of the defensive line have played well over the second half of the season. The fourth-year defensive end has a career-high four sacks this season, all in the last four weeks, while the defense has logged 23 over the last nine games. Okoronkwo's 39 tackles in 2022 are more than he registered in three years with the Rams.... See More ... See Less
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
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