The Pittsburgh Steelers are interested in a new left tackle for their offense. Considered to be one of the best when he was entering the 2010 NFL Draft, Russell Okung is a five-year veteran in the NFL.
He’s spent his entire career with the Seattle Seahawks. He was drafted by the team in the first round, with the sixth overall pick, in the 2010 NFL Draft. His contract with the Seahawks was for six years and was worth $48 million dollars. Okung stared in 72 games for the Seahawks, but never had a full 16-game season.
However, his contract was finished at the end of this season. He officially became a free agent when the Seahawks opted not to sign the former 2012 Pro Bowler to a new contract.
Okung has visited the New York Giants, Detroit Lions and the Steelers. According to The Detroit News, Okung was “high” on the Lions after his visit. However, Okung still has a visit with the San Francisco 49ers before making his decision. The Seahawks still have the opportunity to sign Okung, if he is willing as well.
The Steelers made an offer to Okung, but he did not accept as he still has another visit and options t
o decide on. The Steelers could sign him and possibly trade offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum, or just keep both players. Beachum is also a free agent, for the Steelers, and has yet to sign an extension from the Steelers or any other team.