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Titans' Brown, Orakpo changing up training to stay healthy

Tennessee Titans linebackers Zach Brown and Brian Orakpo are trying something different to avoid a recurrence of an injury both have dealt with in recent years. Brown and Orakpo both have suffered torn pectoral muscles, and in Orakpo's case he's done it three times, most recently with the Washington Redskins last season. Now, both linebackers are hoping a change in weight-lifting...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans training camp impression – Day Three

On day three of Tennessee Titans training camp, veteran off-season pickup Brian Orakpo was surprisingly the player who stood out the most. ‘ Breaking up plays, getting through the offensive line, just wreaking havoc, looking as if he was in vintage form. October 19th, 2014, was the last time that Brian Orakpo wore pads after suffering a season ending torn pectoral muscle which...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Titans linebacker Orakpo healthy after revamping workouts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Brian Orakpo looks rock solid, so muscled that the Tennessee linebacker appears chiseled out of stone. Now Orakpo insists he also feels nimble and healthy thanks to breaking down, then revamping a workout routine the three-time Pro Bowl linebacker believes led him to tear his pectoral muscle not just once or twice but three times. ''I was putting so much strain...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans' Orakpo: 'I feel 100 percent'

After being limited during the team's offseason program, new Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Brian Orakpo says he's healthy and ready for the start of training camp.Orakpo signed a four-year, $32-million deal as a free agent in March after spending six seasons with the Washington Redskins. He played in just seven games last year before suffering a torn pectoral muscle."I feel...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo looks to Create Havoc in Dick LeBeau’s Defense

LANDOVER, MD – DECEMBER 01: Brian Orakpo #98 of the Washington Redskins sacks Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants in the first quarter during their game at FedExField on December 1, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) The Tennessee Titans signed three time Pro Bowler Brian Orakpo during the 2015 free agency. They are hoping that the injury plagued star...
Via The Sports Journal
26 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
April 22, 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

Agent: Orakpo agrees to terms with Tennessee Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The agent for Brian Orakpo says the former Washington Redskins outside linebacker has agreed to terms with the Tennessee Titans. Ben Dogra of Relativity Sports said Orakpo has agreed on a four-year deal worth up to $35 million, with a base of $31 million. Dogra said that Orakpo is ''really happy to be a Tennessee Titan.'' ESPN first reported that Orakpo had...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 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...
Via cover32
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans Stay Quiet in Free Agency

The Tennessee Titans didn't make any moves in free agency Wednesday, but Titans safety Michael Griffin did make a campaign for linebacker Brian Orakpo. Orakpo visited the Titans Wednesday, and since Griffin and Orakpo were teammates in college together at Texas, Griffin definitely made a push for the 6'4'' linebacker who has spent his entire career with the Washington Redskins. ESPN...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 11, 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...
Via cover32 - Falcons
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

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...
Via Sportsnaut
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...
Via Steelers Depot
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...
Via cover32 - Redskins
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 […]
Via HTTR4LIFE.COM
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins: The Top 5 players to re-sign in Free Agency

Now that the 2014 NFL season is officially over, teams can finally make realistic projections on players they want to re-sign in free agency. For the Redskins, most of the talent needed to be a successful team is required on the defensive side of the field. Some notable restricted and unrestricted free agents the Redskins must deal with include Brian Orakpo, Jarvis Jenkins, Santana...
Via isportsweb.com
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Beating the Cowboys; Orakpo’s last game?; Hope?

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Washington Redskins this week. Washington Redskins - Do the Redskins have any chance against the Cowboys? (READ) - Three reasons why the Cowboys will destroy the Redskins. (READ) - Why Brian Orakpo may have played his last game in Washington. (READ) - Why the Redskins still...
Via cover32 - Redskins
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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