Russell Okung Still Considering Seahawks

Free agent tackle Russell Okung is still “very much” considering the Seahawks, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times tweets. Okung, as previously reported, has offers in hand from the Steelers, Lions, and Giants. However, he’s still considering a new deal in Seattle. Russell Okung

As the No. 11 player on PFR’s list of 2016’s top 50 free agents, Okung is the top unrestricted free agent left on the market. Okung, entering his seventh-year in the NFL, has spent his entire career to date with the Seahawks.

The 28-year-old has two interesting wrinkles to his free agency situation. One is that Okung underwent surgery on his injured shoulder in January. The tackle is also representing himself, which is rather rare in the NFL. Okung’s decision to act as his own agent hampered him in one regard as he was barred from talking to every team except for the Seahawks during the legal tampering period.

The advanced metrics at Pro Football Focus (subscription required) rated Okung as the No. 31 tackle in the NFL last year with an overall grade of 72.1.

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5 comments on “Russell Okung Still Considering Seahawks

  1. Sam Robinson

    Looks like the money Seattle’s not spending on Beast Mode is allowing the Seahawks to aim at keeping its famed 2012 draft class together. Managing to retain Okung on top of Lane and Kearse would be a coup for a team that looked set to be raided this offseason, with so many high-priced defenders on its cap sheet.

    • Woodlawn

      Okung not a part of that 2012 draft class.

  2. John Filkowski

    I’m biased, but I’d join the Giants. This is a team that has young weapons and a proven winning qb with arguably the best receiver in the league in a division in which every other team has decimated itself.

    • Woodlawn

      Seattle is the 2nd youngest team in the NFL. The Giants have a weapon… As in 1. Wilson over the first 4 years of his career trumps Eli’s first 4 full seasons so we know Seattle has the better QB. Plus Seattle has a better defense by a lot and offers a better chance to win a super bowl.

  3. Rory Parks

    I’m curious as to the offers he has from other clubs. You have to think that if one really jumped out at him, he would have taken it by now, as all of the offering clubs have at least something going for them. I wonder if his decision to represent himself is resulting in offers that he perceives to be less than market value.

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