Former Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Russell Okung has found a new home with the Denver Broncos after calling Seattle home for the past six years. Okung was the No.6 pick in the 2010 draft making him the first draft pick of the Pete Carroll and John Schneider era in Seattle. Okung’s deal is for one year at $5 million and a four-year, $48 million team option.
Okung started 72 games in his six seasons with the Seahawks and earned Pro Bowl honors in 2012. The departure of Okung means the Seahawks have lost two offensive line to this month’s free agency transactions. Right guard J.R Sweezy signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week.
While the Seahawks lost two offensive linemen to free agency, in the end it was a zero-sum gain as they added two tackles in J’Marcus Webb, a 16-game starter for the Oakland Raiders last season, and former Arizona Cardinal Bradley Sowell.
With Okung leaving, and with Bruce Irvin signing with Oakland last week, All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas, the No. 14 pick in the 2010 draft pick, is currently the only first-rounder on Seattle’s roster.