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Orakpo on RG3: 'He'll be able to turn it around once' he's healthy
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/20/15) He may be now with the Titans, but former Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo still thinks Robert Griffin III can succeed in Washington, D.C., according to NFL.com. Orakpo said in an interview with Sirius XM on Thursday that if the 25-year-old quarterback can stay healthy, he'll "prove everybody wrong."
"I always tried to stay positive with him when he was handling all that adversity that he was going through," said Orakpo, who shared a locker next to Griffin when he was in Washington. "I think he'll be able to turn it around once he's able to stay healthy, and (he'll) prove everybody wrong. And don't be too much worried about the criticism and the bad stuff that goes around being the quarterback of a big-time franchise like the Redskins. I think it will turn around eventually for him, once he stays healthy and kind of, you know, eliminates all the negativity around him."
Titans officially sign Orakpo, Morgan, Fasano, Succop and Klug
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(3/13/15) The Titans announced five signings, which includes bringing on former Redskins defensive end Brian Orakpo.
The Titans also made official the signings of outside linebacker Derrick Morgan, tight end Anthony Fasano, kicker Ryan Succop and defensive end Karl Klug.
Earlier Friday, FOX Sports 1 reported that Orakpo agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal with the Titans. Orakpo was the 13th overall pick in the 2009 draft and made Pro Bowls in 2009, 2010 and 2013.
Morgan re-signed with the Titans on a four-year, $30 million deal, according to CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. The Titans took him 16th overall in the 2010 draft.
Fasano caught 25 passes for 226 yards and four touchdowns with the Chiefs a year ago. After five years with the Chiefs, Succop hit 19 of 22 on field goals and a perfect 27 of 27 on extra points in his first year with the Titans in 2014.
Klug, a fifth-round pick in 2011, re-signed with the Titans to a long-term deal. In four seasons with Tennessee, he's recorded 101 tackles, 14.5 sacks and four forced fumbles.
Report: Brian Orakpo agrees to four-year, $32M deal with Titans
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/13/15) The Titans have reached an agreement with former Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Orakpo agreed to a four-year, $32 million contract, according to FOX Sports 1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo. Orakpo could earn a max of $35 million, with $13.5 million guaranteed, a source told Garafolo.
Orakpo has spent his entire NFL career with the Redskins since being selected 13th overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. He made three Pro Bowls (2009, 2010, 2013) with Washington.
Unfortunately, Orakpo played in just seven games in 2014 before going on injured reserve in October due to a torn pectoral.
Orakpo has 254 tackles and 40 sacks in his NFL career. He also has one interception and one touchdown.
Report: Linebacker Brian Orakpo visiting the Titans Tuesday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/10/15) Free agent linebacker Brian Orakpo is reportedly visiting with the Titans Tuesday, according to TitansInsider.com.
Orakpo was cut by the Redskins this season after spending his first six years in the league with Washington. He totaled 254 tackles with 40 sacks in his six years with the Redskins.
Report: Cardinals making strong push for LB Brian Orakpo
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/10/15) The Cardinals are making a strong push to land impending free agent linebacker Brian Orakpo, according to ESPN on Tuesday.
Orakpo will hit the open market at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday if he is not re-signed by the Redskins. The Titans and Falcons are also in the mix for the pass rusher. He's also open to returning to Washington at the right price.
Orakpo had 24 tackles and half a sack in an injury-shortened seven-game season last year. In 2013, he recorded 10 sacks and an interception return for a touchdown.
|Brian Orakpo is expected to play this season under the franchise tag for one year at over $11 million. The motivation of a new contract should help Orakpo, who had 10 sacks in 2013 with one interception, one defensive touchdown, two fumble recoveries and 60 total tackles (43 solo). Orakpo now has two seasons in five years with double digits in sacks, and he should be a candidate for 10-plus sacks again. He is worth using as a No. 2 linebacker in IDP leagues, and we like him with a late-round pick on Draft Day.
(Updated 5/29/14) |