The Denver Broncos have signed a player they desperately needed today.
ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Broncos are finalizing a five-year contract with former Seattle Seahawks' left tackle Russell Okung.
Anderson believes the deal is worth about $10.6 million per season, Anderson says, for a total value of roughly $53 million. Okung, who was representing himself in free agency, started 72 games in six years in Seattle, and made the Pro Bowl in 2012.
This latest move likely means that Ryan Clady's time in Denver has likely come to an end. Clady has a cap number of $10.1 million in 2016, which will likely make him a cap casualty. As per Rapoport, the Broncos plan to trade Clady, a four-time Pro Bowler who is 29 years old.
This was a good move from the Broncos, who desperately needed to address the position.