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    Russell Okung injury severity not yet known

    Chargers left tackle Russell Okung did not practice Tuesday due to an undisclosed injury, head coach Anthony Lynn said (Tweet via ESPN's Eric Williams). When asked if the injury could potentially be longterm, Lynn responded with an ominous, "We don't know yet."

    That type of response will not help Chargers fans rest easy. A two-time Pro Bowl left tackle, Okung, 31, is entering his third season with a Chargers team that many expect to contend with the Chiefs for the AFC West crown in 2019.

    With Okung out of practice, the Chargers shifted Sam Tevi to left tackle and Trent Scott played right tackle. The team did spend a third-round pick in April's draft on Trey Pipkens, a 6-foot-6 tackle from little-known Sioux Falls.

    Okung posted a grade of 78.4 on Pro Football Focus, making him the No. 11-ranked tackle in the NFL. In his time with the Chargers, Okung has missed just two games, one of which came due to a groin injury in 2018. In his first season with the Chargers, the team allowed the fewest sacks in the league (18) and ranked just outside the top 10 in sacks allowed the following season.

    Okung is entering the third year of a four-year deal that will pay him $13MM in each of the next two seasons.

    https://www.profootballrumors.com/20...-not-yet-known


  • #2
    Hopefully nothing to keep him out long, but dang.

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    • #3
      Assuming the worst, would pipkins be ready to take over or would we try tevi at LT and Pipkins at RT??

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Classic View Post
        Assuming the worst, would pipkins be ready to take over or would we try tevi at LT and Pipkins at RT??
        They shifted Tevi to LT & Trey Scott at RT. It's really not a Charger season if a key starter doesn't go down in spring practice.

        On a positive note, "rookie Nas Adderley did not practice again due to an undisclosed injury. However, he did some work on the side. Coach Lynn said holding Adderley out now is more of a preventative measure so injury does not linger."


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        • #5
          So our top 3 draft picks aren't practicing?
          Moving to LA is not a good business decision, it’s a death sentence.

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          • #6
            Well, if okung is out for a while we have to look for a veteran Lt through trade or fa. Hoping that pumpkins can step in at lt right away may be asking too much. Here's hoping it's not that bad.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Formula 21 View Post
              So our top 3 draft picks aren't practicing?
              I thought Pipkins was just still with the twos?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Budsman View Post
                Well, if okung is out for a while we have to look for a veteran Lt through trade or fa. Hoping that pumpkins can step in at lt right away may be asking too much. Here's hoping it's not that bad.
                Ha, ha..."Pumpkins"...good one, Bud! I'll add that one to my nickname list that includes "Magic Lamp," "Ekkie," "Turnstile Tevi" and others...

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                • #9
                  wu is high on Trent Scott.

                  Ramblin' Gramblin' Man...



                  wisdom of wu
                  Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.
                  LL Cool J

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                  • #10
                    Desmond Harrison is available.
                    Tevi at LT and Scott at RT?
                    Good luck Philip!
                    In French, we say: Sauve qui peut!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Maniaque 6 View Post
                      Desmond Harrison is available.
                      Tevi at LT and Scott at RT?
                      Good luck Philip!
                      In French, we say: Sauve qui peut!
                      Harrison is a Cardinal.
                      Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.
                      LL Cool J

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                      • #12
                        At least Scott is getting first team reps.
                        Moving to LA is not a good business decision, it’s a death sentence.

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