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Report: OT Russell Okung Expected To Visit The Denver Broncos

The Broncos are kicking the tires on a Pro Bowl left tackle.

Whether it's a genuine move, or a means to leverage the Ryan Clady contract restructuring negotiations, the Denver Broncos are reportedly bringing in offensive tackle Russell Okung in for a free agent visit.

Okung was drafted No. 6 overall by the Seattle Seahawks in 2010, where he spent each of the last six seasons. He was elected to the Pro Bowl once (2012) and was on Seattle's Super Bowl XLVIII Champion squad. 

For Denver, Okung only makes sense if Ryan Clady isn't a Bronco moving forward. The team just signed Donald Stephenson last week. He'll be making starter money. 

The Broncos also have two high-round draft picks invested in the tackle position. Michael Schofield was a 2014 third round pick and Ty Sambrailo was a second rounder last year. 

Sambrailo started off his rookie season as Denver's starting left tackle, in place of the injured Clady, before injuring his shoulder in Week 3 and spending the rest of the season on injured reserve. 

There have been rumblings that Sambrailo's shoulder injury was much more severe than the team let on publicly and that it's no sure thing he'll return to form in time for training camp. 

Schofield started at right tackle from Week 4 on and had his ups and downs. In a perfect world, the Broncos would like Clady back, but not at the $10.1 million figure he's scheduled to make in 2016. 

As for Okung, he started 13-of-16 regular season games in 2015 and both of Seattle's postseason contests. 

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