Seattle left tackle Russell Okung is representing himself as a free agent this offseason, and his agent’s first job is updating teams on his physical condition.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, Okung sent an email to all 32 teams today to tell them about his physical status after he was injured in the Seahawks playoff loss to the Panthers.
Okung informed teams he’s having surgery to have his dislocated shoulder repaired, and will be ready in five months.
A June return date should ostensibly give him plenty of time to recover before a training camp.
Of course, one of the dangers of not having an agent is that he’s setting teams up for a tampering charge if they respond to his email. He’s still technically under contract to the Seahawks until March, so any interested team should not reply to his message.
Then again, it would be tampering if a team were to contact an agent about him now anyway, but the league has shown little interest in policing the kind of communication that happens between teams and agents in the barrooms of Mobile or the hallways of Indianapolis prior to free agency.