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Russell Okung | Tackle

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 310
College: Oklahoma State
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ESPN Seahawks reporter Terry Blount said LT Russell Okung could be entering his final year in Seattle unless he shows he can stay healthy.
Set to count $7.28 million against the 2015 cap, Okung is one of many tough, salary-cap decisions the Seahawks have on the horizon. He has missed 19 games due to injury in his four-year career, and was sidelined during spring practices recovering from foot surgery. Okung has been solid when healthy, but he needs to stay on the field to justify his cap number. Jul 3 - 8:58 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Seahawks LT Russell Okung (foot surgery) isn't participating in OTAs.

Okung's operation was first reported earlier this month, but it's unclear when he went under the knife. He's expected back for training camp, but Okung's health is rarely straightforward.
May 27 - 7:29 PM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung recently underwent foot surgery.

It might be related to the toe issue that sidelined Okung for the first eight games of last season. Russell Wilson's blind-side protector is expected back for training camp, but durability continues to be an issue here. Okung has missed 16 games through four NFL seasons.
May 9 - 11:57 PM

Coach Pete Carroll said LT Russell Okung may need offseason surgery.

We assume Carroll is referring to the toe injury that sidelined Okung for eight weeks at the beginning of the season. He was dealing with a torn plantar plate, similar to what Pierre Garcon was hampered by in 2012. Okung returned and manned Russell Wilson's blind side from Week 11 on through the Super Bowl.
Feb 5 - 7:03 PM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung (toe) "made it through" Tuesday's walk-through, and remains on track to start Sunday's game against the Rams.

Speaking Tuesday, coach Pete Carroll reiterated what he said on Monday, telling reporters Okung "should be ready to go." It's a major bullet dodged for a team that will be tasked with slowing DPOY candidate Robert Quinn as it looks to lock down the NFC's No. 1 seed.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 04:59:00 PM

Coach Pete Carroll said he expects LT Russell Okung (toe) to play in the Week 17 finale against the Rams.

It's good news after Okung was forced to leave Sunday's loss to the Cardinals with soreness in his big toe. Okung missed eight games with a big toe issue earlier this season. Okung will see Rams stud RE Robert Quinn next Sunday.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 08:31:00 PM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung left Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Cardinals with soreness in his big toe.

It's a major concern because it's the same injury that caused Okung to miss eight games earlier this season. After the Pro Bowler left, undrafted rookie Alvin Bailey manned Russell Wilson's blind side. Wilson ended up getting sacked four times.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 10:30:00 AM

Seahawks activated LT Russell Okung (foot) from injured reserve/designated to return.

Okung has been practicing the last two weeks, but wasn't eligible to return until Week 11. He'll be an immediate upgrade over fill-in LT Paul McQuistan. The Seahawks are also expected to get back C Max Unger (concussion) and RT Breno Giacomini (knee) for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 05:08:00 PM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung (foot) was cleared to practice Friday.

Okung has been sidelined since early September with a torn plantar plate in his foot and is currently on short-term injured reserve. He remains on track in return in Week 11 when first eligible.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 05:02:00 PM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung (foot) is confident he'll be back Week 11.

That's the first week Okung is eligible to come off short-term IR. The Seahawks will welcome him back with open arms, especially after their backup tackles got embarrassed by Robert Quinn and the Rams' defensive line on Monday night.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 10:51:00 AM

Seahawks placed LT Russell Okung on injured reserve/designated for return with a torn plantar plate in his foot.

"Short-term" I.R. isn't really short term, per se, because it costs players eight weeks. That's half the season. Okung will be eligible to return in Week 11. Our assumption is Paul McQuistan will replace him at left tackle, although that's only because McQuistan did so in last week's win over the 49ers.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 05:33:00 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Seahawks LT Russell Okung has received positive news on his partially torn plantar plate, and is expected to be placed on injured reserve/designated for return.

The Seahawks will fill in with usual guard Paul McQuistan, which is a concern for their already limited passing game. Russell Wilson ranks just 30th in the NFL in pass attempts through two weeks. Seattle will continue to be a run-heavy team, featuring Marshawn Lynch with very little fantasy value for the wideouts.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 03:06:00 PM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung (toe) is visiting Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion.

Okung has already been ruled out for Week 3. Visits to Dr. Andrews often end with a "done for the season" declaration, but things aren't as cut and dry with toe issues. For now, the Seahawks are going with Paul McQuistan on the blindside. He's a massive downgrade.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 02:45:00 PM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung (toe) has been ruled out for Week 3.

Okung won't play Sunday against the Jaguars and is getting a second opinion on his toe injury. The Seahawks are listing him as week to week. Paul McQuistan will start left tackle until he's ready to return.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 03:34:00 PM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung has been diagnosed with a partially torn plantar plate in his toe and is not expected to play in Week 3 versus Jacksonville.

It's the same injury Pierre Garcon suffered last season. Garcon missed six games with the injury and battled it for much of the year. Okung isn't expected to miss the remainder of the season. He could be out several weeks, however. Paul McQuistan will protect Russell Wilson's blind side for the time being.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 06:44:00 PM

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