NFL CAREER –Signed by the Saints in the middle of the preseason, this interior lineman will look to use his bulk and athleticism to compete for a roster spot on the offensive line. After entering the NFL as a fifth round draft pick in 2016 by Tampa Bay, the Nigerian native has played in 35 games with 22 starts on the interior for the Buccaneers.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by New Orleans Saints, 8/18/21; Waived by Buffalo Bills, 8/15/21; Signed by Bills, 8/4/21; Practice squad contract terminated by New England Patriots, 11/13/20; Signed to practice squad by the Patriots, 10/19/20; Standard activation from New England practice squad, 10/17/20; Signed to Patriots practice squad, 9/12/20; Waived by Detroit Lions, 8/23/20; Acquired off of waivers by Detroit, 12/16/19 Waived by Dallas, 12/14/19; Signed by Dallas, 12/2/19; Waived by Carolina, 10/22/19; Acquired off waivers by Carolina, 10/2/19; Waived by Patriots, 10/1/19; Signed by Patriots, 9/17/19; Waived by Tampa Bay, 9/10/19; Signed by Tampa Bay to four-year contract, 5/5/16; Selected in fifth round (148th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft by Tampa Bay.
2020 – Had brief stint on New England Patriots active roster. 2019 – Appeared in one game for Tampa Bay, followed by stints on Carolina, Dallas and Detroit active rosters. 2018 – As a member of the Buccaneers, started all 16 games at right guard and blocked for Buccaneers QBs as they passed for 5,125 yards on the season, which was the fourth-most in NFL history. 2017 – As a member of the Buccaneers, played in 13 games with five starts. 2016 – As a member of the Buccaneers, played in five games with one star, starting at left guard in his NFL debut against Chicago, Nov. 13.
COLLEGE – Played at UCLA from 2013-15.
PERSONAL – Prepped at Katy (Texas) Seven Lakes HS after his family migrated from Nigeria at age nine...Played soccer as a youth and became involved in football by mistake as his mother signed him up for American football...As a child, he traveled to Denmark, France, Germany and Switzerland before his family settled in Katy...Originally born in Lagos, Nigeria.