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98 Brian Orakpo OLB

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December 31, 2018 03:12 PM
Titans' Brian Orakpo: Retiring from football
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orakpo (elbow) announced his retirement Monday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

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.

December 28, 2018 04:12 PM
Titans' Brian Orakpo: Won't play Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 26, 2018 05:08 PM
Titans' Brian Orakpo: Held out of Wednesday's session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orakpo (elbow) did not practice Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

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.

December 20, 2018 05:36 PM
Titans' Brian Orakpo: Ruled out again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orakpo (elbow) is ruled out for Saturday's game against Washington, Turron Davenport of 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.

December 14, 2018 04:40 PM
Titans' Brian Orakpo: Ruled out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orakpo (elbow) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

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.

December 12, 2018 07:28 PM
Titans' Brian Orakpo: Absent from Wednesday session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orakpo (elbow) did not practice Wednesday, John Glennon of The Athletic reports.

Orakpo's absence doesn't necessarily rule out the possibility of him playing in Sunday's game, but it does raise some concerns. How the veteran holds up during Thursday's session could provide a better indication as to where he stands. If he can't suit up, Kamalei Correa and Harold Landry would be the likely replacements.

December 9, 2018 12:40 AM
Titans' Brian Orakpo: Suffers elbow injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orakpo sustained an elbow injury during Thursday's 30-9 win over the Jaguars, Erik Bacharach of the Nashville Tennessean reports.

Orakpo exited Sunday's contest due to an elbow injury and did not return to the field. The extent of the veteran linebacker's injury remains undisclosed, so his participation will be worth monitoring when the Titans resume practicing.

August 27, 2018 03:48 PM
Titans' Brian Orakpo: Returns to practice field Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orakpo (shoulder) will return to practice Monday, Terry McCormick of reports.

Orakpo missed the most of training camp and all three preseason outings, but he's back in form to start preparing for Week 1 against the Dolphins. The 32-year-old is locked in as a starter after picking up 44 tackles and seven sacks last year.

July 29, 2018 11:44 PM
Titans' Brian Orakpo: Out another week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orakpo (shoulder) is expected to 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 likely are being extra cautious with the veteran linebacker, and the expectation is that Orakpo will be ready to return next week.

July 28, 2018 02:44 PM
Titans' Brian Orakpo: Skips practice with shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 7, 2018 02:24 PM
Titans' Brian Orakpo: Gets 1.5 sacks in playoff win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 5, 2017 11:01 PM
Titans' Brian Orakpo: Sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 27, 2017 01:16 PM
Titans' Brian Orakpo: Gets 1.5 sacks in Week 12
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 22, 2017 10:32 PM
Titans' Brian Orakpo: Returns in full Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orakpo (leg) was a full practice participant for the Titans on Wednesday, Jason Wolf of The Tennessean reports.

Orakpo suffered a minor leg injury in last Thursday's loss to the Steelers but wasn't expected to miss any time. The 31-year-old has only 2.5 sacks on the season and will hope to add to his total against the Colts this week.

November 17, 2017 11:28 PM
Titans' Brian Orakpo: Suffers leg injury Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orakpo sustained a minor leg injury in Thursday's 40-17 loss to the Steelers, freelance sports writer John Glennon reports.

Orakpo played 53 of 76 defensive snaps and notched two solo tackles, but head coach Mike Mularkey indicated the injury wasn't serious. The 31-year-old will have also some extra recovery time before the Week 12 matchup with the Colts due to the Thursday night game this week.

November 14, 2017 08:00 PM
Titans' Brian Orakpo: Notches sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orakpo recorded a sack in Sunday's victory over the Bengals.

Orakpo made his only tackle of the day count, as he forced opposing quarterback Andy Dalton to fumble following a sack early in the second quarter. The veteran saw 41 snaps (80.0 percent) in the contest.

October 25, 2017 12:04 AM
Titans' Brian Orakpo: Logs half sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orakpo notched four tackles (one solo) and a half sack Sunday against the Browns.

Orakpo is slumping after he racked up 10.5 sacks in 2016, since he has just 1.5 sacks this campaign. Because he doesn't add much in the tackle category with just 20 tackles (15 solo) on the season, it's tough to see much IDP value at this time.

September 19, 2017 08:00 AM
Titans' Brian Orakpo: Gets to Bortles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orakpo recorded a sack and four tackles while hitting the quarterback twice overall in Sunday's 37-16 win at Jacksonville.

Orakpo and fellow outside linebacker Derrick Morgan were both able to get to quarterback Blake Bortles in this one. The duo provides a potent pass rush when both are healthy.

January 2, 2017 09:35 PM
Titans' Brian Orakpo: Finishes 0.5 sacks behind career best
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orakpo had one tackle in Sunday's season finale against Houston.

Orakpo needed just half a sack over the final two weeks to tie his career high of 11.0, but failed to get it. On the bright side, the veteran outside linebacker played in all 16 games for the second consecutive season since joining the Titans while racking up a respectable 46 tackles. He looks spry as ever at age 30, and will once again be a threat for double-digit sacks in 2017.

November 15, 2016 09:46 PM
Titans' Brian Orakpo: Records two sacks in Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orakpo racked up two sacks and four tackles Sunday against the Packers.

For the third time in 2016, Orakpo brought down the quarterback twice, and he's up to nine sacks on the year. After notching at least one sack in five straight games, he followed that up without recording one in his previous four contests before his big effort against the Packers. His cold streak may have landed him on the waiver wire in some leagues, but he's a player who should be rostered in all IDP leagues.


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