28-Year-Old Offensive Tackle – Denver Broncos
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
The oft-injured Okung has never played a full season, missing two games last year with calf and chest injuries. When he plays, though, he's a stalwart at left tackle, though he allowed as many sacks l...
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 7
Russell Okung Contract Information:
Signed a five-year, $53 million contract with the Broncos in March of 2016.
The Broncos signed Okung to a one-year deal worth $5 million, NFL.com reports. Okung can earn up to $8 million in 2016 and the deal includes a team option for an additional four years for $48 million.
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Russell Okung: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Okung was sidelined for eight games last season due to a torn ligament in his toe but was ultimately able to return in time for Seattle's title run. Offseason surgery prevented the left tackle from participating in any team activities over the summer, making Monday's light drill work his first time hitting the field since February. An established top-tier blindside protector, it wouldn't be surprising for Okung to sit out the majority of the Seahawks' preseason games to ensure he's healthy for the team's regular season opener on Sept. 4 versus the Packers.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Okung missed eight games this season because of a torn ligament in his toe. Although the star left tackle ultimately returned for Seattle's title run, Okung still might need surgery to prevent further complications. As the blind-side protector of quarterback Russell Wilson, the Seahawks will want to keep Okung in tip-top shape, so don't be surprised if he the surgical route is preferred.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Okung left Sunday's game against the Cardinals due to soreness in the same toe that cost him eight games earlier this season. Carroll indicated that Okung would likely be in pain early in the week, but he ultimately expects him to play. Should Okung be held out, Alvin Bailey would likely assume the starting spot.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Okung left the game with soreness in the same big toe that held him out of eight games earlier this season. Alvin Bailey took over Okung's spot at left tackle, and his status is uncertain for Week 17.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
In four seasons, the injury prone Okung has played in only 45 of 64 games. He was limited to eight games last season because of a toe injury. When he's on the field, though, he's one of the league's best left tackles. A 2010 Pro Bowler, Okung has allowed 3.5 sacks the last two years (23 games).
The sixth overall pick in the June draft, Okung replaces the HOF-bound Walter Jones at left tackle. Okung will have his rookie struggles, but the Seahawks need him to develop quickly.