Free agent OT Russell Okung content to wait for a better offer

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The Panthers head into the 2021 season with a familiar problem: there’s no clear starter at the left tackle position.With only a couple weeks before training camp begins, the frontrunner appears to be Cameron Erving. If he winds up winning that battle, signing him might very well turn out to be the worst move Carolina made this offseason.

Last year Russell Okung didn’t exactly set the world on fire. The Panthers paid him $13 million and he wound up only playing seven games. Now a free agent, Okung seems content to wait for a better offer, per Adam Beasley at Pro Football Network.

Okung will turn 33 years old in the middle of this coming season. He’s also missed 19 games over the last two due to injuries. All that said, Okung is a much better option than any of the current options on the roster who will compete for that left tackle spot.

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