Amobi Okoye DL DAL 1 Month

Okoye (illness) could begin practicing with the Cowboys as soon as Monday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Details are finally surfacing about Okoye's illness, an extremely rare and potentially fatal auto-immune disorder that causes brain inflammation, and given what Okoye's been through over the past 17 months it's amazing that he's even close to a return to the field. The Cowboys will understandably be very cautious with Okoye, but it's beginning to look like he will have a role on their defensive line this season.

Amobi Okoye DL DAL 2 Months

Cowboys placed DT Amobi Okoye (illness) on active/NFI.

Okoye is still battling an unknown issue that kept him out of the league last season. The No. 10 overall pick in the 2007 draft hasn't been a regular starter since 2010 while with the Texans.

Amobi Okoye DL DAL 2 Months

Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye (illness) is "recovering well and getting close."

Okoye remains hopeful he'll be cleared for camp, though he's still a candidate to begin on the active/PUP list. Okoye's undisclosed ailment kept him out for all of 2013. Any contributions the Cowboys' depleted defensive line gets from Okoye this season will be a bonus.

Amobi Okoye DL DAL 3 Months

Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye could open training camp on the active/PUP list.

Okoye is recovering from an unknown medical issue, one that kept him out of the league last season. The Cowboys handed him a two-year deal in May, reuniting him with DC Rod Marinelli. Okoye is competing for a 53-man roster spot.

Amobi Okoye DL DAL 4 Months

Cowboys signed DT Amobi Okoye to a two-year contract.

Okoye, the No. 10 overall pick in 2007, is still just 27 (in June). He was out of the league last season due to an unknown medical issue. Okoye reunites with DC Rod Marinelli, who he played for in 2011 and 2012 with the Bears. Okoye has 16 career sacks and will try to earn a spot on Dallas' rebuilt defensive line.

Amobi Okoye DL DAL Jul 24 '13

The Cowboys are showing interest in free agent DT Amobi Okoye.

The Cowboys need line depth after losing Tyrone Crawford for the season and Anthony Spencer to left knee surgery. Okoye is familiar with Dallas DL coach Rod Marinelli after spending time with Marinelli in Chicago last season.

Amobi Okoye DL DAL Dec 12 '12

Bears re-signed DT Amobi Okoye.

Okoye is back after appearing in six games for the Bears earlier this season. He compiled seven tackles and one sack in a rotational role.

Amobi Okoye DL DAL Aug 31 '12

Bears agree to terms with free agent DT Amobi Okoye, formerly of the Bucs.

Amobi Okoye DL DAL Aug 29 '12

Bucs DT Amobi Okoye's knee has continued to be a problem throughout training camp despite his June scope.

"It's not just one surgery," said coach Greg Schiano. "He has a history with that knee." Okoye has missed the Bucs' last two preseason games and practiced sparingly. Tampa Bay's interior defensive line is going to be a major weakness again this year. They'll be a running game to target in fantasy matchups.

Amobi Okoye DL DAL Jul 27 '12

Bucs DT Amobi Okoye has been cleared for camp after an offseason knee scope.

Okoye spent Wednesday on active/PUP, then was activated Thursday and practiced fully on Friday. The Bucs view Okoye as primarily a three-technique tackle, backing up Gerald McCoy. Roy Miller and Gary Gibson will compete at nose tackle.