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Russell Okung | Tackle | #73

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 310
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (6) / SEA
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The Giants hosted free agent LT Russell Okung for a visit last March.
It suggests they may have at least a sliver of interest this time around. Okung's Broncos option was declined on Thursday, vaulting him back into free agency. The Steelers, 49ers, and Lions also expressed interest in Okung last year, and the Seahawks made him a contract offer, details of which were never disclosed. Still only 28 years old, Okung's market will be strong again. Feb 23 - 9:23 PM

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Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports the Broncos will not pick up LT Russell Okung's four-year, $48 million option.

Okung would have landed $19.5 million guaranteed including an $8 million bonus if the Broncos had picked up the option. The decision makes Okung a free agent, although the Broncos may look to bring him back on a deal which guarantees less and pays less up front. That might be easier said than done in a thin left tackle market of which, even coming off a down year, Okung is now near the top.
Feb 23 - 1:04 PM

Broncos LT Russell Okung has a $1 million team option due on March 9.

If exercised, the Broncos would have Okung under contract for the next four years at $48 million with $21 million guaranteed. If declined, Okung would become a free agent. Beat writer Cameron Wolfe considers the option "unlikely" to be picked up by the Broncos, but wouldn't rule out a restructure. Okung disappointed as Denver's left tackle in 2016, particularly struggling in pass protection. He did stay healthy, making 16 starts for the first time in his seven-year career.
Jan 27 - 8:36 PM

Broncos LT Russell Okung (concussion) is active for Week 7 against the Texans.

Inactive for the Broncos are WR Cody Latimer, QB Austin Davis, S Shiloh Keo, CB Lorenzo Doss, OL Connor McGovern, OL Billy Turner, and OLB DeMarcus Ware. Latimer has a concussion. Ware is coming back from a forearm issue.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 07:05:00 PM

Broncos LT Russell Okung (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 7.

Okung got in two limited practices this week. He still needs to clear the final stage of the league's protocol, but is expected to play. The Broncos also listed WR Cody Latimer (concussion) as questionable.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 03:11:00 PM

Broncos LT Russell Okung (concussion) is practicing Saturday.

Coach Gary Kubiak said Friday Okung is "on pace" to play Monday night, and another practice will do nothing to change that. Cody Latimer (concussion) also returned to practice Saturday, but he is more questionable.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 01:18:00 PM

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Friday that LT Russell Okung (concussion) is "on pace" to play Monday night against the Texans.

Okung was able to participate in some portions of Friday's practice. He'll get another chance to practice on Saturday, and the Broncos will likely hold a walkthrough on Sunday, at which point their decision to rest or play Okung figures to be made. Okung will be needed to block Whitney Mercilus.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 03:59:00 PM

Broncos LT Russell Okung has entered the league's concussion protocol.

Cody Latimer also suffered a concussion on Thursday night. Okung left the stadium in an ambulance but was able to fly back to Denver with his teammates. He'll have 10 days to heal up before the Broncos' Monday night game against Houston in Week 7.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 01:24:00 PM

Broncos LT Russell Okung left the stadium in an ambulance following Thursday's loss in San Diego.

Okung didn't miss a snap against the Chargers, but is being evaluated for a concussion. Okung has had no known concussion issues at the NFL level. His status should be updated some time in the next 24 hours.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 12:27:00 AM

Broncos LT Russell Okung (shoulder surgery) isn't participating in OTAs.

Okung is expected to be ready for training camp, but he has more to lose than the average injured player. Okung's $5 million salary is only guaranteed if he's on the roster for Week 1. That means he has to be healthy. The odds are extremely low that Okung is let go, but will skyrocket if his shoulder doesn't heal as planned.
Source: NBC Denver
Tue, May 24, 2016 06:47:00 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Russell Okung's five-year deal with the Broncos contains no guaranteed money.

This is what happens when you negotiate your own contract instead of having an agent. Okung's 2016 salary won't be guaranteed unless he's on the roster for Week 1. That means the Broncos are protected if Okung's health deteriorates, which is a distinct possibility after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. In today's NFL, it's rare for a player of Okung's stature to accept a deal without any guarantees. Okung's contract is essentially a one-year deal with four years worth of non-guaranteed team options. If things go south for Okung, Denver can move on from him without much hassle.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 02:03:00 PM

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports new Broncos LT Russell Okung's "five-year deal" is actually a one-year, $5 million deal with a four-year team option.

He can earn another $3 million in 2016 through incentives. This makes much more sense than the initially reported five-year pact worth an annual $10.6 million. Going on 28, Okung has serious injury and consistency question marks. If he excels in 2016, the Broncos get to exercise a four-year option worth an annual $12 million. It's a low-risk deal for GM John Elway, who is beginning to stake a claim to being the best in the business.
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 05:07:00 PM

Broncos agreed to terms with LT Russell Okung, formerly of the Seahawks, on a five-year contract.

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the deal is worth $10.6 million per season, while NFL.com's Ian Rapoport says it could push $12 million. It's a massive chunk of change for a player who is often hurt — Okung is currently recovering from shoulder surgery — and has frequently underperformed. It speaks to how difficult it is to find a left tackle. Okung's addition means the Broncos will be moving on from Ryan Clady, either via trade or release. Clady missed all of 2015 with a torn ACL. Stop-gap Ryan Harris signed with the Steelers, so the Broncos will have little room for error with Okung's fragile health.
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 04:09:00 PM

Free agent LT Russell Okung will visit the Broncos.

The Lions and Giants are also beating down Okung's door. His market has heated up in recent days as we've officially entered the second wave of free agency. If signed, Okung would likely push LT Ryan Clady out of a job.
Wed, Mar 16, 2016 11:45:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports free agent OT Russell Okung has received offers from the Lions, Steelers and Giants.

La Canfora reports Okung's visit with Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak on Monday will be his last meeting. Pittsburgh would certainly offer Okung a chance to stay at left tackle, but they have the least money to spend of the group. The Lions would likely plug Okung in at left tackle as well, but Riley Reiff would need to be willing to switch to the right side. With sophomore Ereck Flowers on the left side, the situation in New York is more complicated. Okung should make his decision this week.
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 12:50:00 PM

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