Broncos don’t pick up Russell Okung’s option. Could a return to the Seahawks be in the cards?


Former Seahawk Russell Okung will again be a free agent after the Denver Broncos declined an option on his contract on Thursday.

When the Seahawks scour the free agent market next month looking for left tackles, they will see a familiar name — Russell Okung.

Okung, who was the first pick of the Pete Carroll/John Schneider regime at No. 6 overall in 2010 and then played for the Seahawks through the 2015 season, will become a free agent after the Denver Broncos informed him on Thursday they will not pick up the final four years on a contract he signed with the team last year, according to several reports, including from Jay Glazer of Fox Sports.

Okung’s contract drew a lot of attention because he decided to negotiate it himself (with the help of former NFL agent Jimmy Halsell), hoping to show NFL players that they didn’t necessarily need agents, and at the least saying he…



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