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Cheta Ozougwu | Defensive Lineman

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/18/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 255
College: Rice
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Saints signed DE/OLB Cheta Ozougwu, formerly of the Bears.
Ozougwu has been bouncing around the NFL since the Texans took him in the seventh round of the 2011 draft. He's a long shot to last in New Orleans. Sun, May 18, 2014 03:19:00 PM

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Bears waived DE Cheta Ozougwu.

Ozougwu, 25, appeared in seven games last season, notching five tackles and one sack. He faced long odds of making the 53-man roster after the Bears added Lamarr Houston, Jared Allen, and Israel Idonije in free agency.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 03:28:00 PM

Bears waived DE Cheta Ozougwu.

Ozougwu was beaten out in training camp by rookie Cornelius Washington. When the Bears claimed David Bass off waivers, Ozougwu became expendable.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 06:32:00 PM

Bears signed DE Cheta Ozougwu to a one-year contract.

Last year's Mr. Irrelevant as the No. 254 overall pick in the draft, Ozougwu failed to earn a practice squad spot with the Texans last September. He'll pitch in on special teams if he makes the Bears' roster.
Fri, May 11, 2012 08:31:00 AM

Texans LB Cheta Ozougwu suffered a concussion in Monday night's preseason opener.

A defensive end at Rice, Ozougwu was this year's Mr. Irrelevant as the No. 254 overall pick in the draft. He spent the night at a local hospital, so the Texans will tread carefully with his return.
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 05:55:00 PM

The NFL is considering expanding 53-man rosters to 56 in order to compensate for lost time during the lockout.

The game-day roster would go from 45 to 48. Draft picks and undrafted free agents won't have nearly as much time to learn systems without OTAs or rookie camps, so roster expansion would allow teams to keep the players' rights instead of having to give up on them because they aren't contributing right away.
Wed, May 25, 2011 02:17:00 PM

Texans selected Cheta Ozougwu with the No. 254 overall pick in the NFL draft, making the Rice defensive end Mr. Irrelevant 2011.

Ozougwu isn't much of an athlete at 6'2/251, but he is a bright fellow (3.41 GPA in Economics), so intelligence won't stand in his way of transitioning from college end to NFL 3-4 outside linebacker. Also a first-team All-Conference USA pick as a senior, Ozougwu racked up 26 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, and four forced fumbles in his career. He's a local product and will be an immediate fan favorite for his "Irrelevancy" in Houston.
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 07:43:00 PM

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