Houston Wants to See a Lot More From DT Amobi Okoye

The Texans are not taking a very soft patient stance with Amobi Okoye, and they are saying they want to see a lot more from the 23-year-old this season, this 4th in the NFL for the former first round pick:

The Houston Texans are taking a hard line stance with Amobi Okoye: either produce or you won’t play. The 23-year-old was the 10th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, but is yet to live up the potential that landed him a six-year, $15.4 million contract as a rookie. In an effort to improve his game, Okoye shed 32 pounds this offseason is playing well below the 315 pounds he was listed at last season but it’s going to take more than being lighter on his feet. It’s going to take production and numbers. “He’s got to find another level and I think he understands that,” Texans general manager Rick Smith told ESPN. “He’s got to find another level of production, he’s got to find another level of intensity, and I think he gets that. We’re expecting to see that.”

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