Bears sign Okoye, waive Price
Monday, September 3, 2012
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have signed defensive tackle Amobi Okoye to a one-year contract and waived DT Brian Price.
Okoye, the 10th overall pick by the Texans in 2007's draft, played for the Bears last season and had four sacks. He signed a one-year, $2 million contract with Tampa Bay during the offseason, had arthroscopic knee surgery in June and reached an injury settlement Friday.
The Bears had acquired Price from Tampa Bay in July for a 2013 draft pick. But he struggled coming off a leg injury and sustained a head injury in the final preseason game. Price's sister died in a car accident in May and he and his wife decided to adopt his sister's children.
A second-round pick in 2010, Price, 23, played in 20 games with the Bucs, producing 27 tackles and three sacks.