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British Olympian Lawrence Okoye attempts to earn roster spot with San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers have brought in former British Olympian Lawrence Okoye as he looks to become a professional football player. Okoye is looking to earn a spot as part of the 49ers defensive line rotation. We follow this unique story.

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Okoye to remain on injured reserve

The 49ers will retain Lawrence Okoye on injured reserve for the rest of the season. We break down the implications of this decision. New to Niners Nation? Sign up here and join the discussion!

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Okoye dealing with knee injury

We take a look at Lawrence Okoye's performance against the Minnesota Vikings, and what his immediate future holds as the 49ers approach their first roster cuts.

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How did Lawrence Okoye do against the Chiefs?

We break down Lawrence Okoye's second game in the NFL. How did the former Olympian perform against the Chiefs, and what does it mean?

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How did Lawrence Okoye do against the Broncos?

We break down Lawrence Okoye's first game in the NFL. How did the former Olympian perform against the Broncos?

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Okoye thinks he's risen to become simply "bad"

49ers defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye spoke with the media on Tuesday, and seems to recognize that he has a long way to go to become an NFL-caliber player.

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What to make of the first 4 days of training camp

The 49ers have their first day off after four days of training camp practice. We take a look at the developing story lines as the 49ers prepare for their first preseason game in a week and a half.

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Coach Harbaugh talks Brown, Okoye, Moore

Jim Harbaugh met with the media as the 49ers prepare for their fourth day of training camp practice. We take a look at his comments about Tarell Brown, Lawrence Okoye and Marlon Moore.

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Lawrence Okoye with last minute visit before camp

With training camp just around the corner, 49ers rookie Lawrence Okoye visited his old school in South London. We've got some video from the visit.

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The Okoye Conundrum

The 49ers face a tough decision over what to do with Lawrence Okoye.

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Okoye talks football and music

49ers rookie Lawrence Okoye spoke with a UK magazine about his transition to American football. Okoye touched on his training, his current 10-yard dash speed, and even some of his favorite training music.

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90-in-90: Lawrence Okoye

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today we focus on Lawrence Okoye.

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Fangio talks Reid, Okoye and more

The 49ers defensive coordinator spoke with the media on Wednesday. He had a chance to discuss the 49ers various defensive rookies.

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Yes, Lawrence Okoye should be playing quarterback

The 49ers are in the middle of OTAs, which means it is time to analyze every potential roster move. One that is being overlooked? Moving Lawrence Okoye to quarterback!

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When it's alright for rookie minicamp overreaction

Rookie minicamp is generally not a time for too much analysis. The 49ers have one exception to that in the form of defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye. Considering the rookie is making his American football debut, anything is cause for reaction.

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Early pictures from 49ers minicamp

The 49ers opened rookie minicamp on Friday. We've got all sorts of pictures from the first practice of the weekend.

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So begins the Okoye learning curve

The San Francisco 49ers held their first practice with rookie Lawrence Okoye. We look at what it means for the young British athlete.

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The 49ers roster options with Lawrence Okoye

The 49ers are bringing in British Olympian Lawrence Okoye to see what they can do with his raw athleticism. Here's a look at some of the 49ers roster options in 2013.

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Lawrence Okoye is prepared to put in the work

British discus-thrower Lawrence Okoye spoke with fans via social media on Sunday as he begins the preparation for an NFL career. He has reportedly agreed to terms with the 49ers, and will report for rookie camp on May 10.

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Lawrence Okoye plans on signing with 49ers

The 49ers may have made a high profile splash, as aspiring defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye has indicated he plans on signing with the 49ers.

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