49ers sign DL Lawrence Okoye to reserve/future contract


The 49ers appear set to bring back defensive lineman and former British Olympian Lawrence Okoye for a third season.

The club signed the 23-year-old Okoye to a reserve/future contract on Friday. The transaction was noted in the NFL’s personnel notice.

Okoye (6-6, 304) spent the past season on the 49ers’ practice squad. He spent his rookie campaign of 2013 on injured reserve.

Okoye was one of four reserve/future signings Friday. Kansas City added wide receiver Corbin Louks, while Washington signed linebacker James Gayle and defensive tackle Kenneth Horsley.

For a complete list of additions to 2015 roster, check out PFT’s reserve/future signings tracker.

11 responses to “49ers sign DL Lawrence Okoye to reserve/future contract

  1. Hopefully he can get into the gameday squad at some point, it’ll be a fantastic story for the UK (and the rest of Europe) if he can become a productive player

  2. Patriots were called cheaters for doing the same thing. Just goes to show you that ANY Patriots article brings out the mental giants. It’s not illegal and all teams can do it. Or are the 49ers cheaters too?

  3. At 6′ 6″, maybe just throw him in the tight end position, throw the ball up and let him come down with it……hey it works for Graham and Gronkowski.

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