Devastating news for the
Orr (neck) was placed on injured reserve Friday, The Baltimore Sun reports.
This is an unfortunate ending to a fantastic season for Orr. It isn't clear when he got injured, but his impending absence in Sunday's game against the Bengals opens up the door for both Albert McClellan and Patrick Onwuasor to see additional playing time.
Orr (neck) did not practice Thursday, Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Thursday marked Orr's second consecutive absence from practice as he continues to battle a neck injury. Lee notes that Orr's absence Thursday makes it look increasingly likely that the Ravens will be without him for Sunday's season finale, especially considering that Baltimore is already eliminated from playoff contention. Orr has been one of the more pleasant IDP surprises among linebackers this season, racking up 132 tackles to tie him with Alec Ogletree for sixth in the NFL in that category. If he ultimately sits out Sunday, Albert McClellan or Patrick Onwuasor would likely take over in his place next to C.J. Mosley.
Orr's neck injury initially may have surfaced during his solid Week 16 performance against the Steelers in which he racked up eight tackles (six solo), two passes defensed and an interception. With the
Orr had two assisted tackles (zero solo) and an interception in Sunday's win over the Eagles.
Orr's interception salvaged what would've been an otherwise woeful fantasy outing Sunday as he was in on just two tackles. That said, the fact that Orr had posted 10 or more tackles in seven of eight games heading into Sunday suggests that Orr's shaky outing against the Eagles was an aberration. Look for Orr to get closer to his season average of 8.9 tackles when the Ravens head up to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers on Sunday.
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