On Wednesday, Broncos GM John Elway told reporters that they not “moved on” from Okung, depsite the fact that they declined to pick up his option last week.
Bell mentions that Okung appears to once again be representing himself, as opposed to hiring an agent to handle contract negotiations.
Earlier in the week, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported that the Giants, Jets, Chargers and Vikings have all inquired about Okung since his option was declined by the Broncos, so there could be a solid market for him in the coming weeks.
Okung, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2010. After six years in Seattle, Okung signed a one-year, $5 million contract that included a team option with the Broncos in March of last year.
The Broncos had until March 9 to pick up Okung’s $1 million team option. Had they exercised his option, they would have added four years at $48 million with $21 million guaranteed to his contract.
In 2016, Okung appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 38 offensive tackle out of 78 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.