Chargers Sign Okung But May Have Tampered

March 10th, 2017

The Chargers signed free agent offensive lineman Russell Okung on Thursday to a 4 year $ 53 million deal.  The deal includes a  $ 25 million guaranteed.

However, Okung represented himself during the negotiations, which might have resulted in the Bolts violating the leagues tampering rules.

League rules stipulate that teams cannot speak to players before 4 pm EST on March 9th.  They can speak to agents in the 48 hours before then, something that Okung may not have been aware of.

In March of 2016 the Chiefs were fined $ 350,000 and docked two draft picks for tampering during their negotiations with Jeremy Maclin.

Okung signed a 4 year deal with the Broncos last year, but it had an option after the first year that Denver didn’t pick up.  

The Bolts are hoping Okung can help the team protect Philip Rivers, after their offensive line struggled last year.

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