NFL Notes: Amobi Okoye, Chiefs, & Ravens

Amobi Okoye

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, the Chiefs brought in 39 players for tryouts this weekend. Here’s the full list:

  1. Missouri Western QB Travis Partridge
  2. East Stroudsburg QB Matt Soltes
  3. East Carolina RB Chris Hairston
  4. Iowa RB Jordan Canzeri
  5. Jacksonville State-AL RB Troymaine Pope
  6. Akron RB Donnell Alexander
  7. Alabama FB Michael Nysewander
  8. Stillman WR Jeff Henderson
  9. Citadel WR Brandon Eakins
  10. William & Mary WR Christian Reeves
  11. Pittsburg State WR Marquise Cushon
  12. Michigan State WR AJ Troup
  13. Bryant TE John Lavin
  14. UNLV TE Jake Phillips
  15. Boise State TE Tyler Horn
  16. Air Force TE Garrett Griffin
  17. West Alabama OT Kennedy Estelle
  18. Azusa Pacific OT Paul Flores
  19. Nebraska OT Zach Sterup
  20. Fordham G Garrick Mayweather
  21. Utah C Siaosi Aiono.
  22. Texas DT Desmond “Tank” Jackson
  23. Michigan Tech DT Tanner Agen
  24. Idaho NT Ryan Edwards
  25. Purdue NT Michael Rouse
  26. Cortland State DE Jake Ceresna
  27. Kent State DE Nate Terhune
  28. Minnesota State-Mankato OLB Josh Gordon
  29. Virginia Tech OLB Chase Williams
  30. South Dakota ILB Keyen Lage
  31. Duquesne CB Trenton Coles
  32. Fresno State CB Shannon Edwards
  33. Georgia State CB  Bruce Dukes
  34. Montana S Herbert Gamboa
  35. Samford S Trey Wesley.
  36. Penn State K Sam Ficken
  37. Baylor P Spencer Roth
  38. Fresno State LS Dylan Detwiler
  39. 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)

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