The Denver Broncos' search for a new defensive tackle could take them to a college teammate of current Bronco Elvis Dumervil. The Houston Texans placed 24-year-old Amobi Okoye on waivers on Saturday after he was unable to find a trading partner with the Texans, reports the Houston Chronicle's John McClain.
Okoye was the 10th overall selection by the Texans in the 2007 NFL Draft and played that season as a 20-year-old. At 16-years-old, Okoye played for the Louisvilleas a freshman and played three seasons with Dumervil on their defensive line.
Okoye recorded 5-1/2 sacks as a rookie in 2007 and has 11 in his career. However, that inconsistency to provide a pass-rush made him expendable to the Texans. Reuniting with his former college teammate could be a good move, and at 24 Okoye still has time to improve his weaknesses.