WATCH: Titans LB Brian Orakpo Overpowers Jaguars Tackle Luke Joeckel To Sack Blake Bortles

Luke Joeckel is still a youngster with plenty to learn in the NFL, but when you draft someone with the No. 2 pick in the draft there are certain things that you don't expect to see happen--like get completely overpowered by a linebacker.That is exactly what happened late in the second half when the Jaguars were threatening to score a touchdown. Brian Orakpo went through Joeckel like...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo proving to be a 'game-wrecker' for Tennessee

Brian Orakpo has recorded a sack in each of the Titans' last three games. Christopher Hanewincke USA TODAY SportsNine games into his first season with the team, linebacker Brian Orakpo has proved to be wise signing for the Tennessee Titans.Orakpo, who signed a four-year, $31-million contract last March after six seasons with the Washington Redskins, leads the Titans with six sacks...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans – Ups and Downs

After losing to the undefeated Carolina Panthers 27-10 on Sunday, it would be easy to assume there were not many positives to be found from the Titans. The defense looked stout, even when under constant pressure. Now I am going to list the up and down players on the Tennessee Titans roster. On the UP Daimion Stafford Stafford showed a knack for getting behind the line of scrimmage...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Mularkey: Titans need to cut down on self-inflicted mistakes

Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo drew two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties on the same play in Sunday's win over the Saints. Chuck Cook USA TODAY SportsThe Titans broke a six-game losing streak in interim head coach Mike Mularkey's debut on Sunday and while the coach was understandably pleased with the 34-28 overtime win against the Saints, he said there were still some outstanding...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Six Points: Titans vs. Texans

Brian Orakpo (left) and the Titans will look to snap their five-game losing streak Sunday against Brian Hoyer (right) and the Texans. Jim Brown/Steve Mitchell USA TODAY SportsAfter a drama-filled week that included a blowout defeat, the loss of their star running back for the season and the release of their backup quarterback for missing a flight, the Houston Texans look for better...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans name 2015 captains

Linebacker Brian Orakpo is one of six permanent captains chosen by the Titans. Christopher Hanewincke USA TODAY SportsTennessee head coach announced Wednesday the team has elected their permanent captains for the 2015 season.Linebackers Brian Orakpo and Wesley Woodyard, cornerback Jason McCourty, defensive lineman Jurrell Casey, left tackle Taylor Lewan and tight end Delanie Walker...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo: Losing makes me a 'grouch'

Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo has seven tackles and one sack through the first four games. Frederick Breedon Getty ImagesAt 1-3, the Titans haven't yet had success they're hoping for and after two losses by a combined three points, the inability to come away with a win is wearing on Brian Orakpo.The veteran linebacker said he's trying not to take the frustration home from the office...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Orakpo wants Titans fans to 'come loud and ready' on Sunday

With AFC South rival Indianapolis set to visit Tennessee on Sunday, Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo issued a challenge to the team's fans. “A message to the fans: Ya’ll come loud and ready,’’ Orakpo said, per the team's official website. “This is a brand new team with a lot of enthusiasm, hungry guys eager to win. Come ready and loud and give us a true home field advantage...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

After 2 games on road, Titans ready to settle in at home

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Linebacker Brian Orakpo has a message for Tennessee fans now that the Titans finally are ready to play the first game this season in Music City that counts. Y'all come out now you hear? And be loud. ''This is a brand-new team with a lot of enthusiasm, hungry guys eager to win,'' Orakpo said Wednesday. ''If you guys can come, ... y'all come ready and loud and...
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September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Week 2 Winners and Losers

Brian Orakpo was frothing at the mouth. The Tennessee Titans’ pass-rushing linebacker saw Johnny Manziel, the punk Cleveland Browns quarterback who had given his Washington Redskins the finger a year earlier, in need of making a play. The Browns were hanging on by a thread and faced a third-and-long that, if Orakpo could make a play, would give his star rookie quarterback the ball...
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September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans' Orakpo needs to think Super Mario-ta

Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo is a teammate of Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft and Tennessee's starting quarterback. That doesn't mean the veteran has the pronunciation of the rookie's name down pat. Orakpo was in the midst of talking about how facing Tampa Bay's Cover 2 defense might be a good way for the rookie to start his NFL career...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans' Orakpo hoping to welcome Jameis Winston to the NFL

After noticing Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie quarterback Jameis Winston was sacked seven times during the preseason, Tennessee Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo is hoping the trend continues Sunday when the two teams face off in the season opener. “Hopefully we’ll have some success getting him down,’’ Orakpo said, per the team's official website. “(But) he’s a great quarterback...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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August 04, 2015  |  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...
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August 03, 2015  |  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...
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August 01, 2015  |  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...
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July 29, 2015  |  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...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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June 11, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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, ex-Redskins LB Orakpo reportedly reach agreement

The Tennessee Titans have reached an agreement Friday with former Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo, according to ESPN. Orakpo, who spent his first six seasons of his career in Washington, suffered a season-ending pectoral injury in 2014, limiting him to seven games. He has 40 career sacks despite having two of the past three seasons cut short by season-ending injuries. The Redskins...
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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 ...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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