Biggest Texans hopes to contribute

July 30, 2008 5:23:01 PM PDT
Texans rookie Frank Okam loves to cook. It has been a hobby of his since he was a child. So when it's his turn to take the defensive line to dinner this season, he's hoping to pinch some pennies by cooking for his teammates. That'll save him the $1,000 he would spend at a fancy restaurant.

For now it appears he has been the one eating most of his own cooking. At 6-foot-5 and 337 pounds he's the heaviest player on Houston's roster. Right behind him is left tackle and fellow rookie Duane Brown at 329 pounds.

Though the Texans want Brown to drop a few pounds, they're just fine with Okam's weight.

The Texans aren't too concerned about his cooking skills. They just hope he's able to contribute this season. He was one of the top tackles in the country coming out of high school, but was inconsistent at Texas.

His draft stock took another hit because some believed he wanted to go to law school instead of the NFL and because he weighed 347 pounds at the combine.

Okam does want to go to law school, but that can wait until after his football career is over. As for the weight, though the Texans are fine with his current size, he said he might try and shed five pounds so he can get a bit quicker.

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