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.
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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