Bears Sign OT Lawrence Okoye & DE Jimmy Staten To Practice Squad


The Chicago Bears officially signed OT Lawrence Okoye and DE Jimmy Staten to their practice squad on Wednesday.

  1. RB/KR Raheem Mostert (Injured)
  2. WR Daniel Braverman
  3. LB Ronald Powell
  4. TE Rory Anderson (injured)
  5. RB David Cobb
  6. DB Jacoby Glenn
  7. OT Williams Poehls
  8. QB Josh Woodrum
  9. G Cyril Richardson
  10. OT Lawrence Okoye
  11. DE Jimmy Staten

Okoye, 25, originally signed on with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent back in 2013. He was considered to be a developmental project, seeing as he was a former rugby and track star.

After a little over two years in San Francisco, Okoye signed on to the Cardinals’ practice squad last year. He later signed on with the Jets, who elected to make Okoye an offensive lineman upon adding him to their practice squad. However, they waived him this past June.

The Cowboys signed him to a contract this summer but he was later cut loose at the start of the season.

Okoye has yet to appear in an NFL game.

Staten, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Seahawks back in the 2014 NFL Draft. He was unable to make the team’s 53-man roster but was later added to their practice squad. Seattle elected to bring him back on a future/reserve contract only to waive him soon after.

Staten has had brief stints with the Giants, Patriots and Chiefs before he caught on with the Bears a few weeks into the regular season. The Bears promoted him to their active roster in time for Week 11 only to cut him loose soon after.

Staten has yet to appear in an NFL game.

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