Russell Okung practices with the Denver Broncos in 2016. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Russell Okung practices with the Denver Broncos in 2016. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

The Los Angeles Chargers announced Friday they signed free agent left tackle Russell Okung to a four-year contract.

The 6-foot-5-inch, 310-pound Okung played his first six seasons with the Seattle Seahawks before joining the Denver Broncos in 2016. Okung was selected for the Pro Bowl in the 2012 season after helping Marshawn Lynch run for a career-high 1,590 yards and 11 touchdowns.

“Russell has been a productive and efficient tackle in this league for a very long time,” Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said. He is an athletic tackle who will bring leadership to our team. We see him being a cornerstone on our offensive line for years to come.”

The Chargers also announced they had re-signed nose tackle Damion Square to a two-year contract. Square has played with the Chargers since 2014 and started the final seven games of the 2016 season.

— City News Service

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