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Russell Okung negotiates himself a 4-year, $53 million deal with Chargers

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The tackle has a new home.

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The Chargers have found themselves an offensive tackle. Longtime Seattle Seahawks tackle Russell Okung, who spent last year as a member of the Denver Broncos, has agreed to terms on a 4-year, $53 million deal with the Chargers.

ESPN’s Josina Anderson was the first on the news:

The former Super Bowl champion has seen his fair share of issues since his 2012 Pro Bowl season — Okung just played all 16 games in a season for the first time in his NFL career this past season — but he’s still a fairly reliable player, even at age 29. The tackle has only surrendered more than four sacks one time in a season and has been a willing mauler in the run game. Plus, his durability in 2016 should be a huge sigh of relief for those who were worried about Okung’s injury-plagued career.

Last year, Okung the agent screwed over Okung the player, negotiating his own contract, which ultimately turned into a one-year bargain deal for the Broncos when Denver declined his option earlier this offseason. Okung still got his money, but he could’ve made a lot more.

Okung, who still does not have an agent, negotiated his own contract. He will be tasked with protecting Philip Rivers as the team plays its first season in Los Angeles.