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December 31, 2020 02:12 PM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Ruled out for season finale
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Okung (calf) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints, David Newton of ESPN reports.

Okung's calf injury will force him to miss a third consecutive game. With Trent Scott (shoulder) having been placed on IR, the Panthers could be forced to start Michael Schofield at left tackle to conclude the 2020 regular season.

December 27, 2020 03:24 PM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Out again Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okung (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Washington, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

Okung will be unavailable for the second consecutive game due to the calf injury. Trent Scott should receive another start at left tackle for the Panthers.

December 19, 2020 07:04 PM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Won't face Packers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okung (calf) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Packers, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Okung was initially listed as questionable for Saturday's contest, but he wasn't able to progress enough in his recovery to suit up. Trent Scott will likely replace him at left tackle.

November 29, 2020 12:12 PM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Active for Week 12
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okung (calf) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Okung will return to the lineup for the first time since Week 7. He'll start at left tackle and protect Teddy Bridgewater's blindside.

November 22, 2020 12:12 PM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Unable to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okung (calf) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Lions, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

Dennis Daley is expected to start at right guard in Okung's place Sunday. Okung will aim to return in Week 12 against the Vikings.

November 20, 2020 01:56 PM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Doubtful for Week 11
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okung (calf) is doubtful for Sunday's game versus the Lions, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

Okung is slated to miss a fourth straight game, meaning Greg Little likely will start at left tackle once again. The veteran will aim to return in Week 12 against the Vikings.

November 19, 2020 10:12 AM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Sidelined Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okung (calf) was a nonparticipant during Wednesday's practice, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

Okung has missed the past three games with the calf issue, and, as evidenced by this news, his return doesn't appear to be coming soon. It's likely that the veteran will need to log at least limited practice time at some point during the week in order to suit up in Sunday's game against Detroit. If he was forced to miss Sunday's game, Greg Little would receive another start at left tackle.

November 13, 2020 02:32 PM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Remains out Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okung (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Okung will be sidelined for the third consecutive contest as he continues to nurse the calf injury. Greg Little is set to receive another start at left tackle for the Panthers.

November 7, 2020 09:44 PM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Officially out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okung (calf) is officially out for Sunday's game, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

That's now two games Okung will miss thanks to a nagging calf injury. The 32-year-old will most likely see Greg Little take his place as starting left tackle when the Panthers take on the Chiefs.

November 6, 2020 02:36 PM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Unlikely to return Week 9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okung (calf) is doubtful for Sunday's game at Kansas City, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Okung suffered the calf injury against the Saints and missed last Thursday's matchup with the Falcons, and he's expected to miss his second straight contest. Greg Little is poised for another start at left tackle for Carolina.

October 30, 2020 09:28 AM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Won't play Thursday
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Okung (calf) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Falcons, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports.

Okung picked up a calf injury during Sunday's loss to the Saints, the severity of which will force him to remain on the sideline after a short turnaround. Greg Little stands to replace him at left tackle.

October 25, 2020 03:56 PM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Dealing with calf injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okung sustained a calf injury during Sunday's loss to the Saints, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

The 32-year-old was labeled doubtful to return and unsurprisingly never retook the field. Okung will have a short week to recover for Thursday's matchup with the Falcons. Greg Little served as the replacement at left tackle for Carolina.

October 9, 2020 02:28 PM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Full-go during Thursday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okung (groin) was able to log a full practice session Thursday.

The two-time Pro Bowler has been held out back-to-back weeks while nursing an injury, forcing second-year man Greg Little into duty as Carolina's starting left tackle. The Panthers so far this season are tied for 14th in the NFL with two sacks allowed per game, while the offensive line also ranks 16th in stuff rate (16 percent). Getting a healthy Okung back in the mix may certainly help Carolina improve upon those metrics.

October 4, 2020 11:56 AM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Can't make it back for Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okung (groin) has been listed as inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Cardinals.

This development translates to a second consecutive missed game for the two-time Pro Bowler, as Greg Little prepares to log another start at left tackle in place of Okung. Arizona's defense has the fifth-most sacks in the NFL through three weeks (11), while Carolina ranks in the bottom half of the league with 2.7 sacks surrendered per game heading into Sunday's contest.

September 27, 2020 03:04 PM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Not playing against former team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okung (groin) is listed as inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Chargers.

The two-time Pro Bowl tackle certainly had this one circled on his calendar, as Carolina was set to face his former team of four years. Melvin Ingram (knee) will not suit up against the Panthers this week after landing on injured reserve Saturday, but Carolina's offensive line still has to contend with game-wrecker Joey Bosa, who has five QB hits and two sacks thus far in 2020. Second-round draft choice from 2019, Greg Little, will start in Okung's place.

September 25, 2020 01:44 PM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Questionable for Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okung (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, but coach Matt Rhule is hopeful that the starting left tackle will be able to suit up, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

If Okung can't go, Greg Little or Trent Scott would take over at left tackle.

September 9, 2020 06:16 PM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Practices in full
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okung (ankle/back) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports.

Okung is now back at full health after having dealt with ankle and back injuries during training camp. The veteran left tackle only managed to suit up for six games with the Chargers last season, so avoiding the injury bug will be a focal point of his inaugural season in Carolina.

August 18, 2020 11:04 PM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Dealing with back issues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okung (back) left practice early Sunday to work in the pool, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports.

The positive news for Okung was that his exit from practice was planned, as he seems to be dealing with a tight back. It was reported last week that the veteran was contemplating retirement, so injury issues could be pushing him in that direction. Coach Matt Rhule went on to add that Okung likely will follow the same protocol for the next week or so.

August 7, 2020 03:12 PM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Contemplating retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okung is considering retirement, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

The left tackle missed 10 games last season with a pulmonary embolism caused by blood clots. He was then traded from the Chargers to the Panthers in March, and while he declined to opt out of the 2020 season, Okung may just retire from football instead. The 31-year-old is projected as Carolina's blindside starter.

March 4, 2020 09:36 PM
Chargers' Russell Okung: Packs bags for Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chargers agreed Wednesday to trade Okung to the Panthers in exchange for Trai Turner, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Okung is entering the final year of his contract and is expected to start immediately at left tackle in Carolina, while Trey Pipkins could fill the void left behind in Los Angeles. The trade won't become official until the new league year begins March 18.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/310
Birthdate:
10/07/1988
Age:
32
Hometown:
Fort Bend, TX
School:
Oklahoma State
NFL Experience:
12
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