Orakpo (shoulder) is expected to be return to practice in one week, Omar Ruiz of NFL Network reports.
Orakpo skipped out on Saturday's practice due to a shoulder injury, but as coach Mike Vrabel already suggested, it doesn't look like the ailment is very serious. The Titans are likely being extra cautious with the veteran linebacker, and the expectation is that Orakpo will be ready to return next week.
Orakpo did not participate in practice Saturday and coach Mike Vrabel indicated afterward that an injured shoulder was the culprit, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. However, Vrabel also suggested the issue isn't believed to be serious.
The Titans have little incentive to rush the veteran linebacker's return from the issue, so it's possible he misses a few sessions even if he's feeling fine just as a precautionary measure. It's best to consider Orakpo day-to-day given the comments made by his coach.
Orakpo contributed 1.5 sacks and two tackles (one solo) during Saturday's 22-21 win over Kansas City in the wild-card round.
Orakpo picked a good time to tie his season high in sacks. The 31-year-old pass rusher still has plenty of gas left in the tank, as his 7.0 sacks in the regular season represented his third consecutive campaign with at least that many since joining the Titans.
Orakpo recorded three tackles (one solo) and one sack in Sunday's win over the Texans.
Orakpo now has at least one sack in three of the past four contests. His 61 defensive snaps were also his second-highest total on the season, as it appears he is fully recovered from a minor leg injury he sustained a couple of week ago.
Orakpo contributed four tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks in Sunday's 20-16 win over the Colts.
Indianapolis' Jacoby Brissett came in as the most-sacked quarterback in the league, and Orakpo was happy to add to that total. The veteran pass rusher is up to 4.0 sacks this season, but has almost no chance of matching last year's 10.5.
|7||10/21/18||@ LAC||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/5/18||@ DAL||8:15 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/18||@ HOU||8:15 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
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