BRIAN ORAKPO NEWS

Titans being cautious with Orakpo

The Tennessee Titans signed linebacker Brian Orakpo to a four-year, $31-million contract during free agency with with the expectation he will be a major contributor in 2015. So far, Orakpo hasn't gotten a chance to fully show why the team brought him to Nashville. That's by design. Orakpo, who missed much of 2014 with a torn pectoral muscle suffered while playing for the Washington...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Titans Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
Via TopSportsReport
May 20, 2015  |  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
April 30, 2015  |  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

Why Brian Orakpo may have played his last game for the Washington Redskins

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo has been placed on injured reserve due to suffering a torn pectoral muscle in their 19-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans. But this also will likely mean the end of Orakpo’s tenure as a Redskin. This offseason, there were very tense talks between the powers that be at Redskins Park about whether or not they should re-sign Orakpo to a one-year...
Via cover32 - Redskins
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo tweets 'Beat Dallas' before surgery

A rather disappointing season for Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo came to an abrupt end, as he tore his right pectoral muscle -- his third pectoral injury of his career. After posting just 0.5 sacks on a franchise tag of $11.45 million, you can understand why some Redskins' faithfuls have lost favor with Orakpo. While his Redskins' career is doubt, as he is set to enter free agency...
Via KCM Sports
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss
Titans News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Russell Wilson 'would definitely consider' playing for Mariners

Solo, Rapinoe among USWNT stars up for World Cup awards

LBS on Sports Jeopardy! Here's how how it went

College football's 35 most patriotic helmets

A brief history of non-star All-Stars

With Love retained, the Cavs can take care of LeBron

Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans

Obama Administration: Change name if Redskins move to D.C.

Deciding what the All-Star Game means

Odell Beckham Jr. offered professional baseball contract

Orioles keep finding a way to win

Lloyd sends USWNT to World Cup final

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.