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Chargers reportedly interested in Russell Okung

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As agent Russell Okung prepares to try for a second straight year to find a job for tackle Russell Okung, he may have an option in the division where he played in 2016.

Mike Klis of reports that Okung will “get strong interest” from the Chargers.

Okung can’t actually get interest now; he doesn’t have an agent, and teams can’t talk to him directly during the 52-hour negotiating period. That puts him at a disadvantage, unless teams are breaking the rules by speaking to him directly. (The Chiefs found out the hard way last year how expensive that can be.)

Arguably, the fee he’d be paying to an agent would more than justify having the ability to solicit offers now, before spots are filling by other free-agent tackles agree to terms. As it stands, the Chargers can’t actually pursue Okung until 4:00 p.m. ET on Thursday.

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10 Responses to “Chargers reportedly interested in Russell Okung”
  1. Hitdog18 says: Mar 8, 2017 5:30 PM

    Hmm, no comments on this, shows the level of fan interest in this franchise

  2. nflpoker says: Mar 8, 2017 5:41 PM

    Okung can go to the Chargers. He is overrated with all those injuries. If other GMs are considering him they better hope that SD signs him. Problem solved.

  3. rocoop says: Mar 8, 2017 5:46 PM

    What’s there to comment on?? Can’t sign until tomorrow anyway…

  4. tjacks7 says: Mar 8, 2017 5:48 PM

    (The Chiefs found out the hard way last year how expensive that can be.)

    Meanwhile, the Jets were given a free pass for tampering so…

  5. officialgame says: Mar 8, 2017 5:51 PM

    That’s good because no one else is.

  6. redsea1111 says: Mar 8, 2017 6:10 PM

    This just in: Okung brokers groundbreaking deal with the Chargers. 12 year, $300 million contract. $5 signing bonus. $10/year for first five years. $55 guaranteed.

  7. digitalsasquatch says: Mar 8, 2017 6:44 PM

    This just in: Okung suffers terminal high-ankle sprain jumping to the conclusion that he’s qualified to negotiate on his own behalf.

  8. cmich2006 says: Mar 8, 2017 7:58 PM

    The anti Okung sentiment is ridiculous on here.

  9. thejesusofcool says: Mar 8, 2017 9:04 PM

    Good luck with that, Gagabolts!

  10. jvn36 says: Mar 8, 2017 10:15 PM

    Say what you want about his play, but his story is truly inspirational. If you haven’t already seen it, you should do yourself a favor and watch “the Blind Side”

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