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Grading the Titans’ Draft

View image | gettyimages.com When the Tom Brady brought his knee to the turf, and the clock for Super Bowl XLIX hit triple zeroes, the Titans were a mess. They had no identity, and far more questions than answers. After starting the year with a blowout win against the Chiefs, the Titans obtained only one more win during the following sixteen weeks. I had the opportunity to attend...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 Offseason Will Have Historic Impact On Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans surprised many by aggressively signing players during the first week of the free agency period. They signed players back to the roster as well as signing new players to meet key needs on the roster.The Titans also focused heavily on defense in the free agency period by signing OLB Brian Orakpo, SS Da’Norris Searcy, DL Jonathan Massaquoi, and CB Perrish Cox...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What is the Titans Biggest Draft Need?

Today is the NFL Draft.  We at TopSportsReport wanted to give our readers one more informative read on the draft before it gets underway and you, the fan, can begin to enjoy.  Our last post is one where we brought together the opinions of many of our team-based writers and had them each discuss the top need for their team. In order for the Derrick Morgan, Brian Orakpo and the Titans...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Tennessee Titans offseason positional analysis: OLB

Better late than never is my motto. Going to crank these last few out before the draft, really. After defensive line, our second stop on the defensive side of the ball on our trip around the Tennessee Titans as we head (deep) into the offseason is outside linebacker. When I did the DL positional analysis, I noted the basic questions were pretty much the exact same ones they would...
Via Total Titans
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Orakpo excited for new start

The Tennessee Titans are ready to move on from a difficult 2014 season, and so is new linebacker Brian Orakpo. The 28-year-old Orakpo registered just half a sack in seven games for the Redskins, before being lost for the season due to a torn pectoral muscle. Tennessee, which is coming off a 2-14 season, signed Orakpo to a lucrative four-year contract in the hopes he'll return to...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans 3-Round Mock Draft

Round One – Jameis Winston, QB, FSU View image | gettyimages.com Now, my reserves about Winston (why he’s not picked first) don’t move him too far down, obviously.  Winston is still an excellent prospect, who could have a bright NFL future. He’s a talented player, who plays smart and has a very powerful arm. More and more people are projecting the Titans to go quarterback...
Via TopSportsReport
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tennessee Titans' Most Intriguing Signing

The Tennessee Titans were “quiet” in the first week of free agency. Football minds understand the value of retaining Derrick Morgan and the potential of a healthy Brian Orakpo. No, the team did not land Ndamukong Suh, DeMarco Murray, or Devin McCourty. Instead, they made several unheralded signings – none more intriguing than former Buffalo strong safety, Da’Norris Searcy...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans Improve Defense, Address Needs in Free Agency

The Tennessee Titans kicked off the first two weeks of the 2015 NFL free-agency period by addressing arguably their biggest need at outside linebacker, attempting to solidify and improve their defensive backfield, adding quality veteran pass catchers, and shoring up the special teams. Tennessee wasn’t a player in the first wave of high-profile free-agent signings, but they did...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The Tale of Two Orakpos: Which One Did the Titans Sign?

Tennessee Titans fans tracked their Twitter feeds with vigilance after news broke that pass rusher and three-time Pro Bowler Brian Orakpo was in Nashville visiting the team. Orakpo was a first-round pick for the Washington Redskins in 2009 and had a stellar rookie season, tallying 50 combined tackles and 11 sacks. Orakpo did not cool off; over the next two seasons he racked up 56...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans sign OLB Brian Orakpo

For a while, it looked like the Titans weren’t going to do much in free agency, despite a ton of cap space and holes all over a roster that went 2-14 last season. Turns out, they were just being patient and waiting for price tags to drop to where they felt they were appropriate, a surprising showing of savvy by a front office that has rightfully taken a lot of heat for their moves...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans re-sign Klug, Morgan, Succop, add Fasano, Orakpo in busy day

The Tennessee Titans had not been one of the most active teams early in free agency. That changed Friday, as they re-signed three of their own players and added two more from other teams. The re-signings included defensive lineman Karl Klug, outside linebacker Derrick Morgan, and kicker Ryan Succop. The additions included tight end Anthony Fasano and outside linebacker Brian Orakpo...
Via Total Titans
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Tennessee Titans sign one of top free agent LBs left on market

The Tennessee Titans are making a splash to start off Friday the 13th. Big early morning move out of Tennessee: Titans reached agreement with former Redskins LB Brian Orakpo, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2015 Orakpo’s played all six years of his career in Washington, racking up 40 sacks and six forced fumbles. In 2014 Orakpo played just seven games...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans, Redskins, & Cardinals Still In The Mix For OLB Brian Orakpo

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Titans, Redskins, and Cardinals are still in the mix for OLB Brian Orakpo. Charles Robinson previously reported that the Colts, Cardinals, and Redskins were teams to watch in regards to Orakpo. Orakpo, 28, played out the 2014 season under the team’s franchise tag and is once again in line to be an unrestricted free agent. Last ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: The Atlanta Falcons are frontrunners to land linebacker Brian Orakpo

The revolution of the Atlanta Falcons roster has finally begun. According to a report by Dianna Maria Russini, the Falcons are the frontrunners to land pass-rushing monster linebacker Brian Orakpo: I'm hearing that Atlanta is the front runner for signing Brian Orakpo. #Falcons — Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) March 9, 2015 Orakpo has spent the first six seasons of his career...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons Considered The “Frontrunner” To Sign OLB Brian Orakpo

Dianna Marie Russini reports that the Falcons are consider to be the “frontrunner” to sign free agent OLB Brian Orakpo. Mike Jurecki reported yesterday that the Cardinals had expressed interest in signing Orakpo. Mike Jones reported on Saturday that the Redskins haven’t closed the door on re-signing Orakpo and the two sides were scheduled to discuss a potential extension this...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins Havenve’t Close The Door On Re-Signing Brian Orakpo, Two Sides To Meet Today

Mike Jones reports that the Redskins haven’t closed the door on re-signing free agent OLB Brian Orakpo and the two sides are scheduled to discuss a potential extension on Saturday. However, Jones adds that it’s hard to say just how likely an agreement on a contract is at this point in time. Team sources told Dianna Marie Russini yesterday that ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Brian Orakpo Not Returning to Redskins

View image | gettyimages.com Free agent linebacker Brian Orakpo appeared on NFL AM Friday morning on NFL Network, discussing his pending free agency. He discussed his chances of returning to the Redskins after a disappointing 2014 season in which he played under the franchise tag and missed the final nine games with a torn pectoral muscle. “Obviously a window is still there...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Contract Talks Between Brian Orakpo & Redskins “Not Looking Good,” Falcons & Jaguars “Very Interested”

Sources tell Dianna Marie Russini that a long-term contract extension talks between the Redskins and free agent OLB Brian Orakpo are “not looking good.” According to Russini, the Falcons and Jaguars are both “very interested” in signing Orakpo should he be available. Yesterday, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported that the Falcons and Redskins are believed to be...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons & Redskins “Leaders” To Sign OLB Brian Orakpo

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that the Falcons and Redskins are believed to be the “leaders” to sign free agent OLB Brian Orakpo.  According to Florio’s source, Orakpo has interest from four NFL teams. Earlier in the day, Dianna Marie Russini reported that while Orakpo and the Redskins are trying to ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins Won’t Franchise Brian Orakpo, Still Working On New Contract

To no surprise, Dianna Marie Russini reports that the Redskins won’t use their franchise tag on free agent OLB Brian Orakpo before Monday’s deadline. Doing so would cost Washington $13.195 million fully guaranteed for the 2015 season, which is just way too much money for a player coming off of another season lost to injury. Russini ... The post Redskins Won’t Franchise Brian...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Three potential big signings the Steelers could make

More so than any other team in the National Football League, the Pittsburgh Steelers have avoided free agency like the plague over the years. When we mean over the years, we are looking back to a time when Barry Bonds was still wearing a Pirates uniform. For the most part, this has been a successful formula for the team. Build through the draft, and supplement in free agency. It’s...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins Met With Brian Orakpo’s Agent At Combine, Expressed Interest In Bringing Him Back

ESPN’s John Keim reports that the Redskins met with free agent OLB Brian Orakpo‘s agent at the Scouting Combine last week. According to Keim, Washington expressed interest in re-signing Orakpo during their meeting. Although, Keim adds there’s still a “long way to go” in regards to Orakpo being back in Washington next season, and he isn’t sure how much interest the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Sensible For Steelers To Show Interest In LB Brian Orakpo

Usually this time of year, as the start of free agency looms, and cuts are made, the Pittsburgh Steelers sit back and watch the rest of the NFL landscape partake in the bonanza. Perennial bottom feeders like the Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins often go crazy, choosing to get out the checkbook as […] Sensible For Steelers To Show Interest In LB Brian Orakpo...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Washington Redskins consider using their franchise tag?

Teams don’t have to use the franchise tag – most of the time it isn’t worth it – but it can be a useful tool when negotiations get rough. Players really don’t want to be tagged; a one-year deal is much more risky, obviously, than a long-term one, even if they’re making more in that one year than they would in any individual year of a long-term contract. One injury and...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

What Should the Redskins do With Brian Orakpo?

What Should the Redskins do With Brian Orakpo The Washington Redskins will be faced with several decisions this offseason. The team has 15 players who will be free agents soon and they must decide who stays and who goes. At the top of the “to-do” list will be deciding the fate of soon-to-be free agent outside linebacker […]
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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