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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles, right, looks for a receiver as he is pressured by Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Tennessee Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo forces a fumble after sacking Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles in Week 2 of the 2017 NFL season.
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Washington Redskins, 2009-2014; Tennessee Titans, 2015-present Position: Edge defender School: Texas Drafted: 2009, Round 1 (13th overall), Redskins » 4-time Pro Bowl selectee » 246 career tackles (57.5 sacks), 9 forced fumbles Orakpo came hot out of the gate as a rookie in 2009, starting all 16 ...
Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Brian Orakpo arrives for an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn.
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) carries the ball against Tennessee Titans cornerback Brice McCain (23) and outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn.
Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo talks about the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts the team has undertaken.
improves on its lackluster preseason showing, and the pass rush is unable to make up the difference. That includes Brian Orakpo failing to duplicate his stellar campaign from a year ago. More importantly, Tennessee continues its maddening trend
Tailback. I was out. Your first down.
New York Jets wide receiver Frankie Hammond (14) stiff arms Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets won 7-3.(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
dividends. The Titans ' defense will be stout and well-coached under the great Dick LeBeau. Veteran pass rusher Brian Orakpo 's fresh off a resurgent, Pro Bowl season; Jurrell Casey remains one of the more underrated defensive studs in football
signing of Erik Walden , who logged a career-best 11 sacks with Indianapolis last season. With Derrick Morgan and Brian Orakpo in the building, look for defensive play-caller Dick LeBeau to use the 31-year-old Walden as a situational quarterback
linebacker spots, Walden could add some intrigue as a third-down rusher or situational role player. Derrick Morgan and Brian Orakpo are penciled in to start while 2016 second-round pick Kevin Dodd should be in line to see some action after logging
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an Achilles injury this offseason. Points: 9.9 Drafted by: Redskins , No. 13 overall pick (Round 1), 2009 Skinny: Orakpo 's career in Washington began with a bang, as he recorded 19.5 sacks over his first two seasons and made the Pro Bowl both
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years four and five of his rookie deal. RANK 78 Brian Orakpo - OLB, Titans Orakpo has owned a reputation as a fairly reliable edge ..... one-fourth of the team's sacks came from just Orakpo . Injury struggles make sense in keeping this guy
Orakpo had a career high in QB hits (19), along with 10.5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss. This was his third career double-digit sack season, capping off his sixth season with 7+ sacks since his entering the league in 2009. Only two other players (Julius Peppers and Cameron Wake) have more 7-sack ...
overall picks "We have work to do, man," Orakpo told reporters Tuesday, via the team ..... because we have a lot of work to do." Orakpo 's words, said mostly with a smile on ..... three. With such a young team, it seems Orakpo is trying to set the tone early. Only
never really thought about it like that," he said. "I was making a good living. I relished my role. I was behind Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan , so they weren't gonna use me to rush the quarterback. That's just the way it is. In Arizona
be key for me though with with that team. Is this how much offseason does he get because they have some good pieces Brian Orakpo is still play at a high level. Have a ton of salary cap space at judicial which is great in the fifth and eighteenth
Hall of Fame push. 2) Brian Orakpo , Tennessee Titans ..... joyous return to form for Brian Orakpo . The veteran linebacker ..... down. Tennessee has Orakpo under contract until ..... Much like his teammate Brian Orakpo , Derrick Morgan found
front-seven took well to Dick LeBeau's aggressive defense in 2016. Their two outside linebackers, Derek Morgan and Brian Orakpo , who found new life in Tennessee the last two seasons after washing out in Washington, combined for 19.5 sacks this