Alief Taylor’s Ogbonnia Okoronkwo returning home with Houston Texans, reports say

Los Angeles Rams linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (45) during an NFL football game against the New York Jets Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong) (KYUSUNG GONG, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Fresh off winning a Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams, Alief Taylor’s Ogbonnia Okoronkwo is coming home to sign with the Houston Texans, according to multiple reports.

Screenshot of Tom Pelissero's tweet reporting Ogbo Okoronkwo is coming home to the Houston Texans (Copyright 2022 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)
Screenshot of Aaron Wilson's tweet that Ogbo Okoronkwo is signing with the Houston Texans (Copyright 2022 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Following his days as a football star at Taylor, Okoronkwo excelled at Oklahoma, where he was named the Big 12 Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2017. The linebacker was then selected in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Rams, with whom he won a Super Bowl last month.

Now, he’s coming home -- and he certainly appears excited for the next chapter, judging by his tweet on Tuesday afternoon.

The Okoronkwo news is just the latest in a slew of reported signings by the Texans so far in this offseason.

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