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Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo announced Monday that he is retiring from the NFL.
Orakpo missed the last three games of 2018 with an elbow injury, finishing with 28 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble in 13 games. Orakpo said in his retirement press conference that he wanted to “walk away from the game on my terms.” He said retirement was something he had been thinking about for some time. Orakpo was selected by the Redskins in the first round of the 2009 draft. He spent six years with Washington signing with the Titans as a free agent in 2015. He was a four-time Pro Bowl selection in 10 seasons. He reached double-digits in sacks three times and finishes his career with a total of 66 sacks. Tennessee’s 2018 second-rounder Harold Landry will likely step into Orakpo’s starting role for the 2019 season.
The Titans have ruled out linebacker Brian Orakpo (elbow) for Sunday night’s game against the Colts.
It will be the third straight week Orakpo has been forced to miss due to the elbow injury. He sustained the injury during the Week 14 Thursday night win over the Jaguars. The good news is he was able to return to limited practice for the first time Thursday and Friday but it still wasn’t enough to be ready for Sunday’s win-or-go-home showdown. It’s not clear if he would be ready for next week if the Titans are able to make it into the postseason.
Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo (elbow) returned to practice Thursday as a limited participant.
It was his first practice in any capacity since injuring his elbow during the Week 14 Thursday night win over the Jaguars. Friday’s final injury report should give a clearer indication of his Week 17 status.
The Titans have ruled out linebacker Brian Orakpo (elbow) for Saturday’s game against the Redskins.
It will be the second straight week Orakpo has been forced to miss due to the elbow injury. He sustained the injury during the Week 14 Thursday night win over the Jaguars and has been unable to practice since. There currently is no timetable for a return.
Brian Orakpo says he is "ready to rock and roll."
Orakpo's availability is more important than normal with fellow edge rushers Harold Landry and Derrick Morgan both battling injuries. Morgan is practicing in a limited fashion. The Titans also recently made a move for disappointing OLB Kamalei Correa.