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Giants' Bobby Okereke: Shines in first season in New York
Okereke tallied 149 tackles (92 solo), including 2.5 sacks, along with two interceptions and four forced fumbles over 17 games during the 2023 season.
Okereke came over to the Giants after four campaigns with the Colts and made a big impact, leading the team in tackles, with his 149 the ninth most in the NFL and two shy of his career-high mark. He was also disruptive in the passing game, tying for second among linebackers in the league with 10 pass defenses, including a pair of picks, while registering a career high in sacks. Okereke is under contract through 2026 and should again be a strong IDP option as a tackling machine next season.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Bobby Okereke: Posts big effort in loss to Rams
Okereke finished with 10 tackles (two solo), including 1.5 sacks, in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Rams.
Okereke led the Giants in stops Sunday, recording his eighth double-digit tackle effort of the season. He also tallied 1.5 sacks after coming into the contest with no sacks since 2021. Getting to the quarterback isn't a frequent part of his role, but Okereke has been a standout IDP option throughout his first season in New York, and he needs nine tackles in the team's regular-season finale to match his career-best mark of 151.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Bobby Okereke: Records 10 stops in Week 16 loss
Okereke finished Monday's loss to the Eagles with 10 tackles (eight solo) and a deflected pass.
Okereke has been excellent in his first season with the Giants, though his tackle output had been on the decline prior to Monday, and he posted a season-low three stops Week 15 versus Indianapolis. The fifth-year linebacker bounced back with 10 tackles against Philadelphia, tying for the team lead and marking his seventh double-digit tackle effort of the campaign. Okereke ranks 10th in the NFL with 132 stops on the season, and he has a chance of reaching his career-best mark of 151 tackles, which he set last year with the Colts.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Bobby Okereke: Pushes past injury in big effort
Okereke notched eight tackles (seven solo) and picked off a pass against New England in Sunday's Week 12 10-7 win.
Okereke suffered a partial rib fracture and a dislocated pinky finger against Washington last week, but he entered Sunday's contest without an injury designation following a DNP/LP/LP practice progression during Week 12 prep. The veteran linebacker met his usual level of excellence despite the injuries, finishing in a tie for second on the Giants in stops and picking off his second pass of the year. Given the eventual winning margin of just three points, Okereke's interception in the second quarter was a game-changer, as it came with the Patriots driving deep into New York territory. Okereke returned the pick 55 yards to New England's 26 yard line, and the Giants scored their only touchdown of the contest six plays later. Okereke will get some much-earned rest and a chance to further heal from the rib and finger issues with New York on bye Week 13.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Bobby Okereke: Ready for Week 12
Okereke (hip) carries no injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reported Friday that Okereke is dealing with a partial rib fracture as well as a dislocated pinky finger he sustained against the Commanders in Week 11. Okereke missed Wednesday's practice while dealing with his injuries, but he logged a limited session both Thursday and Friday and is set to suit up Sunday. He had a season-high 14 tackles against Washington and has played every single defensive snap for the Giants this season.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Bobby Okereke: Limited Thursday
Okereke (hip) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
After being listed as a non-participant Wednesday, Okereke appears to be trending in the right direction. He underwent X-rays following Sunday's win at Washington, but he appears to have avoided anything serious. More clarity on his status for Week 12 will come following Friday's final injury report.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Bobby Okereke: Not practicing Wednesday
Okereke (hip) will not participate at practice Wednesday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Okereke also underwent X-rays following Sunday's win at Washington, but the exact severity of his injury is still unclear at this point. If he can't practice Thursday or Friday, he'll likely end up being sidelined in Week 12.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Bobby Okereke: Racks up 14 stops Week 11
Okereke tallied 14 tackles (six solo) and forced two fumbles against Washington in a 31-19 victory Sunday.
Okereke battled a hip issue during practice this week but was cleared to play coming into the weekend. The talented linebacker showed no ill effects from the injury, posting a season-high 14 stops to lead New York. Okereke also forced two fumbles, one of which was recovered by the Giants as Washington was driving down the field late in the third quarter. Okereke has been a strong IDP play with six double-digit tackle efforts in his 11 contests so far this season.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Bobby Okereke: In line to play Sunday
Okereke (hip) has no injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Commanders, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
New York's leading tackler was able to log limited practice sessions both Thursday and Friday after recording a DNP on Wednesday, and it now seems as if he's been able to move past his hip issue. Okereke has been a bright spot on a 2-8 Giants team, recording 91 total tackles, including nine tackles for loss, and two forced fumbles thus far.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Bobby Okereke: Gets back to practice Thursday
Okereke (hip) was a limited participant at practice Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Okereke did not practice Wednesday, so his limited participation Thursday indicates he's made some progress. However, if he's unable to upgrade to full participation Friday, he'll probably carry an injury designation into the weekend.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Bobby Okereke: Dealing with hip injury
Okereke (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
Okereke played 100 percent of the team's defensive snaps, as he has all season, in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys. Due to that, it's hard to know how severe the injury may be or if he's really in danger of missing any time moving forward. His practice status for Thursday and Friday will be worth monitoring as the team continues its prep for Sunday's divisional matchup with the Commanders.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Bobby Okereke: Leads team with 11 tackles Week 10
Okereke tallied 11 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 49-17 loss to the Cowboys.
New York was blown out by Dallas for the second time this season, but that didn't impact Okereke's ability to rack up stops. He finished with double-digit tackles for the fifth time on the campaign, and he's up to a team-best 91 stops through 10 games. Okereke has established a reliable fantasy floor, as he's recorded at least seven tackles in all but one of his appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Bobby Okereke: Records seven tackles Week 9
Okereke totaled seven tackles (three solo), including one for loss, in a loss to Las Vegas on Sunday.
Okereke tied for second on the Giants in stops as he continues to establish a solid weekly floor. This was actually his lowest tackle output since he recorded five stops against Dallas in Week 1, and the veteran linebacker has recorded double-digit tackles in four of his nine contests overall. Okereke is tied for seventh in the NFL with 80 tackles on the campaign, making him a consistent IDP asset in fantasy.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Bobby Okereke: Solid again in OT loss
Okereke recorded nine tackles (seven solo), including three for loss, in a Week 8 overtime loss to the Jets on Sunday.
Okereke tied with Kayvon Thibodeaux for the team lead in stops in the low-scoring affair. Three of Okereke's tackles took place behind the line of scrimmage, giving him eight tackles for loss on the campaign. Okereke has made a positive impact on New York in his first season with the club, leading the Giants with 73 stops through eight games.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Bobby Okereke: Racks up 11 stops Sunday
Okereke tallied 11 tackles (seven solo) and a pass breakup Sunday in a 14-7 Week 7 victory against the Commanders.
Okereke paced New York in stops in another strong effort. The former Colt linebacker has registered double-digit tackles in each of his past four contests, with Sunday's 11 tying his season-high mark. Okereke posted a career-best 151 stops last season and could certainly challenge that mark in his first campaign with the Giants -- he has 64 tackles through seven contests in 2023.... See More ... See Less
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