Orakpo missed the final three weeks of the 2018 campaign, finishing with 28 tackles and 1.5 sacks across 13 appearances in his age-32 season. The 13th overall pick from the 2009 draft retires with 66 sacks in 132 games, having spent six seasons in Washington and four in Tennessee. The Titans prepared for this decision when they selected fellow pass rusher Harold Landry at No. 41 overall in the 2018 draft. Landry only had 4.5 sacks as a rookie, but he did at least finish on a high note with two in his final two games.
Orakpo (elbow) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts.
Orakpo will miss his thrid straight game with the elbow injury and will need to hope the Titans beat the Colts to make the playoffs if he has a chance of retaking the field this season. Kamalei Correa should see a bump in snaps at outside linebacker in his continued absence.
The Titans would certainly like for Orakpo to practice before Sunday's game, but the veteran still has a chance to play in Week 17's winner-take-all even if he can't work his way back onto the practice field this week. Tennessee will likely keep a close eye on Orakpo and make a decision closer to game-time. If he can't play, look for Kamalei Correa to take over at his spot.
Orakpo (elbow) is ruled out for Saturday's game against Washington, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Orakpo will miss his second straight game due to an elbow injury. The veteran linebacker was unable to practice in any capacity this week, and a timetable for his return remains undisclosed.
Orakpo suffered the elbow injury in last Thursday's win over the Jaguars and was unable to practice this week. The 32-year-old will miss his first game of the season, giving Kamalei Correa, Harold Landry and Sharif Finch a chance for snaps at outside linebacker.
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