Bears Close To Adding DL Amobi Okoye: Fantasy Implications

NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 27: Jake Locker #10 of the Tennessee Titans is sacked by Amobi Okoye #91 of the Chicago Bears during a preseason game at LP Field on August 27, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. Tennessee defeated Chicago, 14-13. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

The Chicago Bears are reportedly close to adding DL Amobi Okoye. We break down the fantasy implications.

The Chicago Bears are reportedly close to adding some needed to depth to their defensive line. Former first-round draft pick Amobi Okoye has been released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Okoye will return to the Bears. Okoye had signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Bucs after playing last season as a reserve in Chicago.

Analysis: Okoye missed the last three preseason games in Tampa Bay and apparently first-year coach Greg Schiano had lost patience with former No. 10 overall pick. The Bears have had several injuries along the defensive line, so adding Okoye seems like a move that could provide solid depth for one of the better D/ST units in fantasy football.

For more on the Bears, head over to Windy City Gridiron and SB Chicago. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 6-10pm Monday through Friday, 4-9pm Saturday and Sunday.

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