The Seahawks are making a strong push to re-sign offensive tackle Russell Okung, reports Ian Rapoport.
#Seahawks are making moves before the bell rings. I'm told they made a strong offer to pending FA tackle Russell Okung. Trying to keep him— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2016
As of the writing of this article, there's about 90 minutes until the free agency free-for-all begins. The Seahawks have the advantage of negotiating with Okung while he's unable to negotiate with other teams. At 1pm, though, he'll hit the open market and can hear all offers. Seattle may be looking to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Remember, Okung is representing himself, which disqualified him from the "legal tampering" period over the last two days. We'll see if the Seahawks can make a big enough push to get him locked up before the free agent period hits. We had heard previously that Okung was "intent on hitting the open market" so it may just be one last ditch try.
From a few days ago:
With free agency beginning, #Seahawks LT Russell Okung is intent on hitting the market, despite Seattle expressing interest in him staying— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 6, 2016