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Texans look to trade Amobi Okoye, David Anderson

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The Houston Texans are hoping to trade defensive tackle Amobi Okoye and wide receiver David Anderson.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Okoye and Anderson received permission to seek trades.

Okoye is just 24 years old and already has four years of starting experience in Houston, but he’s a prototypical 4-3 defensive tackle and isn’t a particularly good fit in the 3-4 defense that new coordinator Wade Phillips is installing.

Anderson is a solid special teams player and has started 10 games in the last three years at wide receiver.

It’s not clear whether the Texans will cut Okoye or Anderson if they don’t get a trade done, but they may be looking to make some cuts as they continue their efforts to free up salary cap space to make a big splash in free agency, perhaps by signing cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.

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12 Responses to “Texans look to trade Amobi Okoye, David Anderson”
  1. bronconation7 says: Jul 28, 2011 6:04 PM

    My team hasn’t signed a DT yet but there seems to be plenty of options out there still.
    In Elway FX we trust!

  2. txtuff says: Jul 28, 2011 6:06 PM

    Two players nobody wants, good luck with that!

  3. trbowman says: Jul 28, 2011 6:08 PM

    Redskins.

    Worked under Kyle Shanahan, they opted out of Stokley, Redskins have been loading up at receiver, Mike Shanahan tried to acquire him a few years ago in Denver when he was an RFA.

  4. pacificnw7722 says: Jul 28, 2011 6:13 PM

    “The Houston Texans are hoping to trade defensive tackle Amobi Okoye.”

    Call the Seahawks.

  5. db3300 says: Jul 28, 2011 6:25 PM

    Do the other 31 teams know that Okoye has been a huge disappointment?

  6. mrbigass says: Jul 28, 2011 6:27 PM

    Anderson is a good guy that works his tail off on special teams and when called on has made some great catches. He’d be a good pickup for someone.

    Okoye…….not so much…..

  7. macjacmccoy says: Jul 28, 2011 6:41 PM

    I swear if Bellicheck gets Okoye for a 2013 5th rounder Im gonna shoot myself.

  8. preakin says: Jul 28, 2011 6:51 PM

    Okoye is a player made for the 4-3, I bet he would be a beast in a Tampa or Indianapolis rotation of tackles. To play DT in a 3-4 you gotta be built like Santa Claus, 6’2” and

  9. macjacmccoy says: Jul 28, 2011 6:51 PM

    come Philly u lost out on haynesworth bring okoye in hes best dt available imo. Unless of course Washburn is against. Besides the Texans staff he probably knows better then anyone what this guys is made of seeing that he got to watch him play twice per year his entire career.

  10. preakin says: Jul 28, 2011 6:53 PM

    Okoye is a player made for the 4-3, I bet he would be a beast in a Tampa or Indianapolis rotation of tackles. To play DT in a 3-4 you gotta be built like Santa Claus, 6’2” and 360 pounds. That’s why he never dominated in a 3-4, the Texans should have never drafted him. But when do the

  11. preakin says: Jul 28, 2011 6:54 PM

    Okoye is a player made for the 4-3, I bet he would be a beast in a Tampa or Indianapolis rotation of tackles. To play DT in a 3-4 you gotta be built like Santa Claus, 6’2” and 360 pounds. That’s why he never dominated in a 3-4, the Texans should have never drafted him. But when do the Texans ever draft well?

  12. therealganxt says: Jul 28, 2011 11:01 PM

    Umm, Okoye has played in a 4-3 his whole career so I’m not sure where you’re getting this notion that he’ll be a beast elsewhere. Amoeba was lined up next to Mario Williams and still couldn’t do a damn thing.

    And since when have the Colts ever had good DTs? Pass-rushing DEs, sure, but last time I checked the Colts have a been one of the worst run defenses of the last decade. But yeah, that rotation of DTs in Indy is pretty sick. They helped Arian Foster damn near set a single game record for rushing yards.

    Finally, the Texans don’t draft well? Mario Williams, Owen Daniels, Demeco Ryans and Eric Winston seemed like a fairly decent draft class to me.

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