Okung (ankle) was inactive for Sunday's preseason game against the Saints, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Okung missed practice time last week with the ankle injury, but it's likely that the team is just giving one of their projected starters on the offensive line some extended time off to ensure his health for the regular season.
Okung did not participate in Thursday's practice due to a left leg injury, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
The exact details surrounding Okung's injury have not been reported, but it's likely not a serious one, as the Charges may just be taking precautionary measures with their prized left tackle. Okung signed a massive four-year deal with Los Angeles this offseason, and he, unless updated otherwise, is expected to be healthy and on the field for Week 1.
In desperate need of a left tackle, the Chargers jumped head first into the first day of free agency, locking down one of the best available tackles in Okung with a four-year deal. While the amount of guaranteed money is still unknown, the move conceivably means current LT King Dunlap will be released in the following days, saving the Chargers some much-needed cap space.
Okung had a $1 million option due Mar. 9 and another $8 million due in 2017 via a roster bonus, and Denver is reportedly not taking the tackle up on it. Had the bonus been exercised, the tackle would have been owed another $40 million from 2018 to 2020. Although there is certainly a chance he enters free agency, it is not a lock, as the Broncos could ask Okung to restructure his contract. If he were to enter the free agent pool, however, he would add another tackle to a class that already boasts the likes of Andrew Whitworth, Kelvin Beachum and Ryan Clady among others.
|P3||8/26/17||@ LAR||8:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ SF||10:00 pm|
|1||9/11/17||@ DEN||10:20 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|12||11/23/17||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|15||12/16/17||@ KC||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|