if an NFL team is to remain successful over the long haul, they usually have to strike gold with nearly every first round selection over time. While not every one will work out, a bust can set a team back for years. For Houston Texans fans, Amobi Okoye fits that role, given that the team took the defensive tackle at No. 10 in the 2007 draft. Now Okoye has found a new home with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year deal with new head coach Greg Schiano.
While he wasn't solely responsible, Okoye's lack of development certainly didn't help matters. It has taken years for the Texans to develop a defense that could take them to the next level and it doesn't hurt that Peyton Manning's injury helped decimate the Colts dominance of the AFC South.
CBS Sports reports, "Several teams expressed interest, according to the report, including the Bears. Okoye is the second defensive tackle to leave the team in the offseason. Veteran nose tackle Anthony Adams was released prior to free agency in a cost-cutting move."
Okoye had 27 tackles and four sacks last year with the Chicago Bears as a rotation player along the line.