Russell Okung RUMORS & NEWS

  • Panthers' Russell Okung to appeal dismissed claim against NFLPA

    ABC 11 "Carolina Panthers left tackle Russell Okung will appeal a dismissed unfair labor claim against the NFL Players Association, his attorney announced Monday. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) dismissed Okung's initial claim last week, saying the..." May 11

  • Russell Okung’s unfair labor practices charge against NFLPA dismissed

    Washington Post "The National Labor Relations Board dismissed an unfair labor practices charge by Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Russell Okung against the NFL Players Association. The dismissal was confirmed by the NLRB. Okung, formerly a candidate for president of the NFLPA, had accused the..." May 07

  • Russell Okung intent on winning now with Panthers "It was early March when the Panthers unofficially traded for Pro Bowl left tackle Russell Okung. Nearly six weeks later, everything is official and Okung finally got to talk about coming to Carolina. The 31-year-old still hasn't gotten the chance to settle in at Bank of..." April 15

  • Will Russell Okung sue to block the CBA vote?

    Pro Football Talk "Russell Okung‘s effort to block the proposed CBA from within the NFL Players Association has ended. He will now presumably continue his fight externally. With the window for the CBA vote closing on Saturday night, the clock is ticking loudly. If Okung hopes to prevent the CBA..." March 11

  • NFLPA responds to Panthers OL Russell Okung’s NLRB filing

    Yahoo! Sports "Soon-to-be Panthers offensive tackle Russell Okung filed an unfair labor charge with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday alleging the NFL Players Association negotiated the proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement in bad faith. Okung accused the staff of..." March 10

  • Russell Okung drops out of race for NFLPA president

    ESPN " Veteran offensive tackle Russell Okung dropped out of the race for NFLPA president Tuesday morning, a source told ESPN. All four candidates -- New York Giants defensive back Michael Thomas, Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter, Tampa..." March 10

  • Russell Okung Files NLRB Complaint Against DeMaurice Smith, NFLPA

    Bleacher Report "Veteran offensive tackle Russell Okung has filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board against the NFL Players Association and Executive Director DeMaurice Smith as a result of the collective bargaining agreement negotiations. Okung..." March 09

  • Russell Okung, Michael Thomas Among NFLPA President Nominees

    USA Today "According to a report by Tom Pelissero at NFL Network, soon-to-be Panthers left tackle Russell Okung is one of four nominees to become the next NFLPA President. The others are Michael Thomas (not that one), Sam Acho and JC Tretter. Okung is being traded to Carolina from the..." March 09

  • Russell Okung makes vague claim of bad-faith bargaining by NFL "The NFL Players Association conducted the first day of their annual meetings on Sunday, four days before the window closes on voting for the new CBA. And Panthers tackle Russell Okung, the only known candidate (so far) for NFLPA president, has capped the day with a tweet that implies the..." March 09

  • Trai Turner “embracing everything” after trade to Chargers

    Pro Football Talk "There were reports that the Panthers were shopping veteran right guard Trai Turner in a trade early this week, but Turner still said it was “somewhat of a surprise” that the team agreed to send him to the Chargers in exchange for left tackle..." March 06

  • Trai Turner, Russell Okung swapped in Chargers-Panthers trade

    USA Today "The Carolina Panthers and Los Angeles Chargers have swapped Pro Bowl offensive linemen. The Chargers traded left tackle Russell Okung to the Panthers in exchange for guard Trai Turner, according to reports by ESPN and NFL Network. The trade has been..." March 04

  • Chargers LT Russell Okung 'Skeptical of the Team's Direction and Future with the Team'

    SI "While the Los Angeles Chargers find someone to will fill Philip Rivers' shoes as the starting quarterback, they might also face concerns along the offensive line. According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, starting left tackle Russell Okung feels "skeptical of the team's..." February 20

  • Chargers' Russell Okung To Run For NFLPA President

    Pro Football Rumors "It’s official. Chargers left tackle Russell Okung will run for NFLPA president, as Ken Belson of the New York Times writes. If Okung wins, he could change the complexion of the ongoing labor talks and, potentially, steer the league towards a labor..." January 27