Chargers sign veteran left tackle Russell Okung to four-year contract

The Chargers have their anchor for future of their offensive line.

Veteran left tackle Russell Okung signed a four-year contract on Friday.

The Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion, Okung played his first six seasons with Seattle for spending 2016 in Denver. He's started 100 career games at left tackle.

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It's Official! We've signed OT Russell Okung to a four-year contract.


— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) March 10, 2017

"Russell has been a productive and efficient tackle in this league for a very long time," Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said in a release. "He is an athletic tackle who will bring leadership to our team. We see him being a cornerstone on our offensive line for years to come, and we're thrilled to add him to the Chargers."

The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Okung was the sixth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

During his Seahawks tenure, he's allowed the second fewest sacks (20) in the NFL among lineman with at least 70 starts.