Israel Idonije
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"Israel Idonije, O.M." is a Nigerian-Canada/Canadian defensive end who is currently a free agent. Idonije was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Browns out of the University of Manitoba. A draft pick of the now defunct Ottawa Renegades of the Canadian Football League, for whom he never played, Idonije spent the start 2003 season on the Browns' practice squad prior to his release in September. He was subsequently signed to the Chicago Bears' practice squad for the final six weeks of the season.

He has also played for the Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, and New York Giants.

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When I step on the field I still have to play with a level of pride and we want to walk away No. 1 at the end of the year. That's been one of our goals.

It's not like all the sudden it's my first game or a lot of other guys' first game, and we're being thrown into the fire. It's another game. When they tell me I'm in, I'm going to go in and play ball hard just like I always do.

A lot of people play in the league seven, eight years and have never even been in the playoffs. This is my third year, and it's a great opportunity. It doesn't come every day, so ... as a team, we have to take advantage of it.

I was able to get out there and make a couple of blocks. It was great to be a part of that.

When we're in there, they're going to be on the side helping us out, telling us what they see. And we'll work together so at the end of the day we'll be successful.

As a child, I always said I was going to be a professional basketball player like Michael Jordan.

Oh, there's no question we're No. 1. We're in the playoffs, they're not.

I'm not going to get as many snaps but I'm going to be the next guy in and I'm going to have a bigger role on the field so I'm excited about that. Every year you've got to just take a step the right direction and eventually you're going to get a chance to start.