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Seahawks' Okung going it alone in future contract talks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Russell Okung is often asked to go it alone. It's the nature of his position as the Seattle Seahawks' left tackle. So perhaps it should be no surprise that Okung is venturing out on his own when it comes to handling the details of his football future. Okung, the first draft pick made by Pete Carroll and John Schneider in 2010, is entering the final season of his...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining pitfalls of negotiating NFL contracts without an agent

There is a growing school of thought amongst some NFL players that sports agents are expendable, but there are some potential problems with that argument. Russell Okung of the Seattle Seahawks is one such player. He recently wrote an article on Derek Jeter’s The Player’s Tribune detailing why he has decided to head into free agency on his own, rather than relying on an agent...
Via Sportsnaut
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Russell Okung, Falcons, Packers, & Steelers

Russell Okung Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that Seahawks OT Russell Okung is still very confident about handling his contract negotiations without an agent, but he could still seek help from outside sources. According to Okung, he plans to speak to the Seahawks at some point in the near future. “I’m optimistic about my future with the Seahawks and I ...The post NFL Notes...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Okung drops agent to represent himself in free agency

Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Russell Okung has joined a small, but growing club of NFL players who don’t feel the need to be represented by an agent. In the final year of his rookie deal, he’s going to become a free agent when the 2015 NFL season concludes. Penning a thoughtful column on Derek Jeter’s popular blog The Player’s Tribune, Okung laid out his reasoning...
Via Sportsnaut
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

No hometown discount: LT Russell Okung wants to test free agency without agent

Seattle Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung is scheduled to become a free agent after this season and he feels having someone doing the talking for him is a waste of his money. Okung said he wants to test free agency in 2016 while doing his own negotiating. “I know my worth. I can look at the market and go directly to a team without an agent and tell that team my worth,...
Via 60 Max Power O
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung really hates the movie Jerry MaGuire

Even if its really a romantic comedy at heart, Jerry MaGuire is one of my favorite football movies of all time. Seattle Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung apparently disagrees. Here’s Okung bashing the movie nd everything it represents in today’s Player’s Tribune: “If you haven’t seen the classic flick — spoiler alert! — it concludes with a touching scene in which Jerry...
Via cover32
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Okung pushes trainer, spits blood (VIDEO)

Seattle Seahawks OT Russell Okung looked to be quite frustrated during an exchange with a trainer in Sunday’s game against the 49ers. When QB Russell Wilson threw an interception on the final play of the first half, Okung appeared to hurt himself when Eric Reid attempted to turn the return into a possible score. He then came off the field and had a heated exchange with a trainer...
Via The Sports Daily
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks stunned by Chargers

Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates, one of the greatest quarterback-tight end duos I have seen in my young life, dominated the Seahawks’ defense, and the Chargers handed the defending Super Bowl champs their first loss, winning 31-20. When I looked at the match-up between the Seattle Seahawks and San Diego Chargers, I envisioned a 31-20 final score. I somehow got that right. I just...
Via isportsweb.com
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Russell Okung named top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
June 02, 2014  |  1 Comment

Russell Okung’s walking boot a bad omen for offensive line

Well, this can’t be good. Or maybe it can be, depending on how you look at it. Left tackle Russell Okung missed eight games during the 2013 season with toe issues. His absence forced the Seahawks to take Paul McQuistan out of his natural position to fill in. The results were less than desirable. That’s why the sight of Okung in a walking boot at his alma mater Oklahoma State...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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