Denver may have a new left tackle, which would leave them looking to get rid of the old one.
According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, Seahawks free agent Russell Okung is close to finalizing a five-year deal with the Broncos which will pay him $10.6 million a year.
That’s a healthy deal for the man who decided to not spend 3 percent on an agent, and shop himself. We’ll see what the details look like when the deal is filed, but it appears to be a pretty good haul.
If that’s signed, the Broncos will almost certainly be done with Ryan Clady, after the two sides can’t come to an agreement on how much pay cut he should take from the $9.5 million he’s scheduled to make the year after a torn ACL.
There are enough teams looking for line help that Denver ought to be able to find a trade partner.
UPDATE 5:30 p.m. ET: The Broncos have announced the contract.