Former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Russell Okung has found a new home for next season.
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Okung Reportedly Signs with Broncos
Thursday, March 17
On Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports first reported Okung's visit with the Broncos, citing a source.
Steelers Reportedly Out of Okung Race
Tuesday, March 15
Pro Football Talk reported the Pittsburgh Steelers were no longer a candidate to land Okung after signing tackle Ryan Harris.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported Okung had an offer from the Steelers on Monday. La Canfora noted Okung was talking to Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak.
Okung commented on his meeting with the Steelers on Sunday:
Russell Okung @RussellOkung
No decisions yet but this is beautiful. https://t.co/cP1b82aK8L3/13/2016, 4:20:39 PM
Okung Weighing Multiple Offers
Monday, March 14
La Canfora reported Okung had offers on the table from the Detroit Lions and New York Giants.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times noted that La Canfora's report "does not mean Okung has ruled out Seattle" and that Okung is "still considering" a return to the Seahawks.
Okung Has Productive Visit with Lions
Saturday, March 12
Okung Will Visit Giants
Thursday, March 10
Okung met with the New York Giants, according to Rapoport.
49ers In on Okung
Thursday, March 10
Kung spoke with the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, per Tom Pelissero of USA Today.
Seahawks Reportedly Trying to Retain Okung
Wednesday, March 9
Rapoport reported the Seahawks "made a strong offer" to Okung just before the start of free agency.
Okung's Injury History Makes Him High-Risk Signing
There's no denying the talent Okung brings to the line, both in pass and run protection. However, his health is a significant concern.
The 28-year-old has missed at least one game in each of his six seasons in the league, and has missed two or more in five of those six seasons. It's unclear at this point what impact those injuries will have on his long-term future in the league, but it's clear from this new deal the Broncos were willing to take the chance on him. If he can avoid the injured list, expect him to help stabilize a porous Broncos line next season and beyond.
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