We’ve activated Russell Okung to our 53-man roster and placed Nasir Adderley on injured reserve. pic.twitter.com/pxIbkMCoa2
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) October 26, 2019
The Chargers placed Okung on the non-football injury list coming out of the preseason after suffering a pulmonary embolism during the offseason.
Getting Okung back in the lineup is a big addition for a Chargers’ offensive line that has struggled in recent weeks.
Okung, 30, 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 2016.
Okung later signed a four-year, $53 million contract with the Chargers that included $25 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $13 million over the next two years.
In 2018, Okung appeared in 15 games for the Chargers and made 15 starts at left tackle. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 11 offensive tackle out of 80 qualifying players.