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The door for Russell Okung’s return to Denver remains wide open.

Despite declining the option on the multi-year deal he signed last offseason, thus giving him the opportunity to test the free-agent market, the Broncos and Okung are continuing to discuss the possibility of a new contract, NFL Network’s James Palmer reports.

Bringing Okung back under a more reasonable price tag would be a sensible move for a Broncos team that still has significant issues on the offensive line.

Whether the veteran left tackle’s market ends up in a range acceptable to Denver will likely be determined at some point in the legal negotiating period now in effect in advance of free agency.

Okung started all 16 games after joining the Broncos last offseason. He spent the first six seasons of his career with the Seattle Seahawks, starting 72 games over that span and earning a Pro Bowl nod in 2012.