Chargers to show 'strong interest' in Russell Okung

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 1:  Offensive tackle Russell Okung #73 of the Denver Broncos is introduced to the game against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 1, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)B/R - With the Los Angeles Chargers needing to bolster their offensive line, free-agent tackle Russell Okung has reportedly found himself on their radar. 

Per Mike Klis of 9News in Denver, Okung will "get strong interest" from the Chargers.

After spending the first six years of his career with the Seattle Seahawks, Okung spent 2016 with the Denver Broncos. His contract option was declined by the team in February, leaving him searching for a new team this offseason.

The Chargers ranked in the bottom half of the league in sacks allowed last year, and the team appears intent on improving protection for quarterback Philip Rivers as NFL Free Agency arrives. 

Reports have surfaced that free-agent tackle Russell Okung will receive 'strong interest' from the Chargers. Although Okung endured a somewhat disappointing 2016 campaign with the Denver Broncos, but had previously been a Pro Bowler with the Seattle Seahawks.

Any deals cannot be made official until 1:00 p.m. PT on Thursday.

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