Bears signal DT Okoye on way out
The Bears have hoped to re-sign Amobi Okoye but speaking on a conference call with season-ticket holders, the general manager said the defensive tackle likely is headed elsewhere.
“Right now, Amobi is trying to decide which direction he is going,” Emery said. “We’ve had conversations with him. So far, we have not been able to work out a deal. Amobi is probably going in a different direction.”
Dan Pompei added this tweet today as well:
Chances of Amobi Okoye returning to Bears are fading fast. Could sign with a new team soon.
What is soon? Okoye was supposed to visit Cincinnati on Tuesday, but that was pushed back so the Bengals' coaching staff could attend Notre Dame's pro day. Nothing signals a team's desire to sign a free agent more than rescheduling to go watch a pro day.
The Broncos were supposedly one of the five teams interested in Okoye. The other include the Bengals, Bears, Bucs, and Patriots.
The Bears look to be out. The Bengals may have botched their opportunity. And we've not heard whispers of Okoye visiting any other teams.
Do the Broncos suddenly enter the picture--and fast?