LA Chargers trade Russell Okung to Carolina Panthers in exchange for Trai Turner, according to reports

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 tentatively agreed upon and can become official on March 18 when the new league year begins.

Turner — a third-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft — has been a Pro Bowl selection the previous five seasons and is under contract through the 2021 season. His cap hit in 2020 is $8.9 million and $11.5 million in 2021, according to Spotrac. Okung — a first-round pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 — is under contract for one more season and has a cap hit of $13 million, per Spotrac. Okung was a Pro Bowl choice during the 2012 and 2017 seasons.

Okung missed significant playing time during the 2019 season after he was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism during the summer. Okung returned to the starting lineup in Week 8 and started in six games as the Chargers finished a disappointing 5-11 and fourth in the AFC West.

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