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Los Angeles Chargers sign Russell Okung to $53M deal

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Former Seattle Seahawks tackle Russell Okung. Photo by Art Foxall/UPI
Former Seattle Seahawks tackle Russell Okung. Photo by Art Foxall/UPI | License Photo

March 10 Offensive tackle Russell Okung signed a four-year, $53 million deal with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Okung, who spent last season with the Denver Broncos, does not have an agent. His deal includes $13.25 million guaranteed, and trumps a contract offer from the Minnesota Vikings.

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A first-round pick in 2010 with 88 career starts with the Seahawks and Broncos, Okung represents a needed upgrade at left tackle for the Chargers.

The Chargers allowed 36 sacks last season and allowed 3.8 yards per carry in 2016. They allowed 40 sacks and averaged 3.5 yards per rush in 2015.

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