Veteran DT Amobi Okoye is looking to return to the NFL and has been cleared to play football after he was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease.
Okoye has had to relearn how to speak, walk and eat after he was placed in medically-induced coma for three months few a years ago.
“I’m a walking miracle,” said Okoye, via the Houston Chronicle. “It took a while to finally diagnose what was going on with me. They never actually found a cause, but they knew how to treat it. There was a lot of trial and error.
“I don’t recollect or remember anything from the time I went through the illness. I remember life before and after that period of time and I know I went through an illness and that my body was healed. It’s a blessing and it tested your faith. I’m so happy to have my health and hopefully get back playing football.”
According to Herbie Teope of ChiefsDigest.com, the Chiefs brought in 39 players for tryouts this weekend. Here’s the full list:
- Missouri Western QB Travis Partridge
- East Stroudsburg QB Matt Soltes
- East Carolina RB Chris Hairston
- Iowa RB Jordan Canzeri
- Jacksonville State-AL RB Troymaine Pope
- Akron RB Donnell Alexander
- Alabama FB Michael Nysewander
- Stillman WR Jeff Henderson
- Citadel WR Brandon Eakins
- William & Mary WR Christian Reeves
- Pittsburg State WR Marquise Cushon
- Michigan State WR AJ Troup
- Bryant TE John Lavin
- UNLV TE Jake Phillips
- Boise State TE Tyler Horn
- Air Force TE Garrett Griffin
- West Alabama OT Kennedy Estelle
- Azusa Pacific OT Paul Flores
- Nebraska OT Zach Sterup
- Fordham G Garrick Mayweather
- Utah C Siaosi Aiono.
- Texas DT Desmond “Tank” Jackson
- Michigan Tech DT Tanner Agen
- Idaho NT Ryan Edwards
- Purdue NT Michael Rouse
- Cortland State DE Jake Ceresna
- Kent State DE Nate Terhune
- Minnesota State-Mankato OLB Josh Gordon
- Virginia Tech OLB Chase Williams
- South Dakota ILB Keyen Lage
- Duquesne CB Trenton Coles
- Fresno State CB Shannon Edwards
- Georgia State CB Bruce Dukes
- Montana S Herbert Gamboa
- Samford S Trey Wesley.
- Penn State K Sam Ficken
- Baylor P Spencer Roth
- Fresno State LS Dylan Detwiler
- Northern Illinois LS Boomer Mays.
- The Ravens have TE Mike Flacco, the brother of QB Joe Flacco, trying out for them this weekend. (Jeff Zrebiec)