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Colts' Bobby Okereke: Notches 151 tackles in 2022
Okereke recorded a career-high 151 tackles (99 solo), five passes defended and two fumble recoveries while playing all 17 games in the 2022 season.
Okereke had more responsibility this regular season with star linebacker Shaquille Leonard (neck/back) sidelined for all but three games. As a result, the 26-year-old Okereke logged his most productive season as a tackler, including five games with double-digit stops. While the 225-pound linebacker did stack up the 10th-most tackles in the league this season, he still finished as the Colts' second-leading tackler behind Zaire Franklin (167). Nevertheless, this career-best campaign should set up Okereke for a solid payday, as he's slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Bobby Okereke: Tops career year with huge outing
Okereke recorded 17 tackles (12 solo) and one forced fumble in Sunday's 38-10 defeat versus the Giants.
Okereke set new career highs for tackles in both a game and a season, as he has reached 146 over 16 games this season. The fourth-year linebacker stepped up in a big way with star Shaquille Leonard (back) out for most of the year with an injury. Okereke still ranks second on the Colts in tackles this season behind Zaire Franklin (160), and these two should continue to put up big stats so long as the team doesn't rest its starters Week 18 against Houston.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Bobby Okereke: Logs nine tackles in loss
Okereke recorded nine tackles (seven solo) in Monday's 20-3 loss to the Chargers.
It is the fourth time this season Okereke logged nine tackles and the third of the four times that six of those tackles were solo. He was able to put that production together across 50 defensive snaps (74 percent). The 26-year-old will look to continue producing in Week 17 when the Colts take on the Giants.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Bobby Okereke: Reaches game-high 12 stops
Okereke recorded 12 tackles (six solo) and one pass defensed during Saturday's 39-36 overtime loss to the Vikings.
Okereke continues to produce this season in the tackling department, as his game-high 12 stops versus Minnesota now gives him 120 on the campaign. The 235-pound linebacker also played a season-high 82 snaps this past weekend, but he'll now have until next Monday to rest up before Indianapolis hosts the Chargers.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Bobby Okereke: Pedestrian outing in blowout
Okereke tallied seven tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 54-19 defeat versus Dallas.
Okereke finished with the Colts' third-most tackles behind defensive end Kwity Paye and fellow linebacker Zaire Franklin. The 26-year-old Okereke now has 108 tackles, four passes defended, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries over 13 games this season. He'll look to continue this career-best campaign following Indianapolis' Week 14 bye.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Bobby Okereke: Produces nine stops Sunday
Okereke recorded nine tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Eagles.
Okereke logged the second-most stops for the Colts in Week 11, just behind the NFL's tackling leader Zaire Franklin's 12. The 26-year-old continues to play an every-down role for Indianapolis' defense this season, and that isn't bound to change Monday night against the Steelers.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Bobby Okereke: Second-leading tackler Sunday
Okereke recorded nine tackles (six solo) and one pass defended during Sunday's 25-20 win over the Raiders.
Okereke recorded just one fewer stop than leading tackler Zaire Franklin on Sunday. The 26-year-old Okereke also lined up on every defensive snap with star linebacker Shaquille Leonard (neck) out, and he'll likely continue to play an every-down role after Leonard underwent season-ending surgery Tuesday. He should have a chance to put up another big stat line this coming Sunday against the Eagles.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Bobby Okereke: Totals eight stops Sunday
Okereke recorded eight tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Commanders.
Despite playing a season-low 61 percent of the Colts' defensive snaps, Okereke still tied Zaire Franklin and Rodney McLeod for the team's second-most tackles behind Kenny Moore in Week 8. The 26-year-old Okereke played 400 defensive snaps over the first seven weeks of the season, though he could see decreased playing time after star linebacker Shaquille Leonard returned from a lingering back injury Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Bobby Okereke: Recovers fumble in loss
Okereke tallied 10 tackles (six solo), two passes defended and a fumble recovery during Sunday's 19-0 loss to the Titans.
Okereke collected his first turnover of the season as he jumped on a fumble from Tennessee quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the fourth quarter. The 26-year-old linebacker also notched his second straight double-digit tackle performance, as he played every defensive snap for the third time in seven contests this season. Okereke has now compiled 65 tackles and three passes defended on 462 snaps in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Bobby Okereke: Absent from injury report
Okereke (hand) was not listed on the Colts' practice report Wednesday.
Okereke exited with a hand injury during the first half of Sunday's win over the Jaguars, though he finished this contest with a team-high 13 tackles. The fourth-year linebacker was also unaffected by this issue Wednesday, and he should have a chance to post similarly high numbers if All-Pro Shaquille Leonard (concussion/nose/back) misses his sixth game of the season Sunday versus Tennessee.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Bobby Okereke: Exits versus Jaguars
Okereke is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Jacksonville with a hand injury, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Okereke recorded four tackles before exiting with this injury at some point during the first half. Expect E.J. Speed to play a larger role while the starting weakside linebacker is sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Bobby Okereke: Nine tackles in win
Okereke registered nine tackles in the Colts' 12-9 overtime win over the Broncos on Thursday.
Okereke returned to his regular workload Thursday, playing all 71 defensive snaps in the contest, finishing with nine tackles in the victory. The linebacker is now up to 42 tackles on the campaign while also deflecting a pass over five games.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Bobby Okereke: Eight tackles in loss
Okereke posted eight tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Titans.
Okereke played a season-low 69 percent of the team's defensive snaps but still finished with at least seven tackles for a fourth consecutive contest to start the year. Across four appearances, the fourth-year linebacker has 33 tackles and is on track to record a second straight 100-plus tackle campaign.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Bobby Okereke: Records double-digit tackles
Okereke registered 11 tackles (nine) solo, with one for a loss, in the Colts' 24-0 loss to the Jaguars on Sunday.
Okereke now has recorded double-digit tackles for the seventh time in his four-year career. Sunday's effort brings the 26-year-old to 18 (15 solo) on the season, putting him on pace to outdo his previous career-best 132 tackles last year. Okereke will look to keep rolling in a tough Week 3 matchup with the Chiefs.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Bobby Okereke: Seven tackles in season opener
Okereke started at weak-side linebacker and had seven total tackles and a pass defensed in Sunday's tie at Houston.
Okereke played on all of the defense's 70 snaps and gave up four receptions on seven targets for just 21 yards, according to Pro Football Focus.... See More ... See Less
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