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Russell Okung | Tackle

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 310
College: Oklahoma State
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Seahawks LT Russell Okung plans to negotiate his own contract when he's a free agent following this season.
Okung will be 28 in October and has been a solid blindside protector (when healthy) for the Seahawks since they took him sixth overall in 2010. By negotiating this pivotal deal himself, he'll save the 3 percent standard commission. "I know my worth. I can look at the market and go directly to a team without an agent and tell that team my worth," Okung said. "And I can do so with confidence because I’ve done my research, I’ve educated myself and I’ve questioned the answers I’ve been given." Jul 21 - 8:12 AM

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Seahawks LT Russell Okung (chest) has been cleared to return and is probable to face the Rams Week 17.

Okung ended up missing just one game with a bruised lung suffered Week 15 against the 49ers. With Max Unger (knee/ankle, questionable) also nearing a return, Seattle's offensive line should be 100 percent healthy for the playoff run.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 09:15:00 AM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung (chest) is expected to resume practicing this week.

That would put Okung on track to suit up for Sunday's finale against the Rams, but the Seahawks won't take any chances with his health even as they fight for the NFC's No. 1 seed. Alvin Bailey filled in against the Cardinals, holding his own.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 01:45:00 PM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung (chest) has been ruled out for Week 16.

Okung is expected to miss 1-2 weeks. Seattle will also be without C Max Unger (doubtful, ankle) for Sunday night against the Cardinals.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 08:07:00 PM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung (bruised lung) will miss 1-2 weeks.

Okung suffered a scary chest wall injury when he got hit by Ray McDonald during Sunday's Week 15 win over the 49ers. The 2012 Pro Bowler will be replaced by Alvin Bailey, who will have his hands full at Arizona Sunday. Russell Wilson took seven sacks the last time these two teams met.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 08:20:00 AM

Russell Okung (chest wall) has been released from the hospital.

Okung left Sunday's win over the 49ers while spitting blood. His status going forward is uncertain, with Alvin Bailey serving as the backup at left tackle.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 08:32:00 PM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung was forced from Seattle's Week 15 game against the 49ers with a chest injury.

Okung was officially classified as "doubtful," but should be done for the day. Alvin Bailey is now in the game on Russell Wilson's blindside. "Chest" injuries often end up as pectoral issues. Okung's 2011 season was ended by a torn pec.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 06:43:00 PM

The Seahawks will get LT Russell Okung (calf) and C Max Unger (foot) back in Week 10 against the Giants.

It's great news for all of Seattle's offense, which struggled to pass protect Russell Wilson in last week's game against the Raiders. The Seahawks enter Sunday's clash with the Giants as nine-point favorites per the Vegas line.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 04:08:00 PM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung has been playing through a labrum tear in his shoulder since Week 3.

Players can often play through labrum tears, waiting until the offseason to get them repaired. Coach Pete Carroll downplayed the issue, saying Okung has had full strength and hasn't missed a practice since the injury.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 09:04:00 AM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung left Sunday's Week 3 game against the Broncos in the second quarter with a shoulder injury, but returned after halftime.

The oft-injured yet valuable Okung just got shook up. He was briefly replaced by Alvin Bailey at the end of the first half.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 05:54:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 08:58:00 PM

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.
Tue, May 27, 2014 07:29:00 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.
Fri, May 9, 2014 11:57:00 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.
Wed, Feb 5, 2014 07:03:00 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

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2Fred Jackson
3Thomas Rawls
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
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3RB1Marshawn Lynch
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FB1Derrick Coleman
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2Chris Matthews
3Ricardo Lockette
4Paul Richardson
WR31Chris Matthews
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Luke Willson
3Cooper Helfet
LT1Russell Okung
LG1Justin Britt
2Alvin Bailey
C1Drew Nowak
2Patrick Lewis
3Kristjan Sokoli
RG1J.R. Sweezy
2Mark Glowinski
RT1Garry Gilliam
K1Steven Hauschka