PewterReport.com can confirm the Buccaneers have agreed to terms on a contract for unrestricted free agent Amobi Okoye.
PewterReport.com has learned from a team official the Buccaneers have agreed to terms on a deal for Chicago Bears free agent defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, although the deal has not become official.
The Buccaneers were thought to be facing the Broncos, Bengals and Bears for the services of Okoye.
Okoye, a former first round selection of the Houston Texans, played in all 16 games last season for the Bears and had 27 tackles and four sacks, including one against Tampa Bay in the Bucs 27-16 loss to the Bears last October in London. In his career the former Louisville star has started 59 games, notching 165 tackles and 15 sacks.
While the Buccaneers are counting heavily on the healthy return of Gerald McCoy and Brian Price, the defensive line was a position decimated with injuries last season and the addition of Okoye bolsters the depth issue Tampa Bay suffered with in 2011. The Buccaneers currently have McCoy, Price, Roy Miller, John McCargo and Frank Okam on their current roster at the defensive tackle position.
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