Brian Orakpo
LB TEN (8)
2 months ago

Orakpo (elbow) announced his retirement Monday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Orakpo missed the final three weeks of the 2018 campaign, finishing with 28 tackles and 1.5 sacks across 13 appearances in his age-32 season. The 13th overall pick from the 2009 draft retires with 66 sacks in 132 games, having spent six seasons in Washington and four in Tennessee. The Titans prepared for this decision when they selected fellow pass rusher Harold Landry at No. 41 overall in the 2018 draft. Landry only had 4.5 sacks as a rookie, but he did at least finish on a high note with two in his final two games.

Brian Orakpo
LB TEN (8)
2 months ago

Orakpo (elbow) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

Orakpo will miss his thrid straight game with the elbow injury and will need to hope the Titans beat the Colts to make the playoffs if he has a chance of retaking the field this season. Kamalei Correa should see a bump in snaps at outside linebacker in his continued absence.

Brian Orakpo
LB TEN (8)
2 months ago

Orakpo (elbow) did not practice Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Titans would certainly like for Orakpo to practice before Sunday's game, but the veteran still has a chance to play in Week 17's winner-take-all even if he can't work his way back onto the practice field this week. Tennessee will likely keep a close eye on Orakpo and make a decision closer to game-time. If he can't play, look for Kamalei Correa to take over at his spot.

Brian Orakpo
LB TEN (8)
2 months ago

Orakpo (elbow) is ruled out for Saturday's game against Washington, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Orakpo will miss his second straight game due to an elbow injury. The veteran linebacker was unable to practice in any capacity this week, and a timetable for his return remains undisclosed.

Brian Orakpo
LB TEN (8)
2 months ago

Orakpo (elbow) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Orakpo suffered the elbow injury in last Thursday's win over the Jaguars and was unable to practice this week. The 32-year-old will miss his first game of the season, giving Kamalei Correa, Harold Landry and Sharif Finch a chance for snaps at outside linebacker.

Brian Orakpo
LB TEN (8)
2 months ago

Orakpo (elbow) did not practice Wednesday, John Glennon of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Orakpo's absence doesn't necessarily rule out the possibility of him playing in Sunday's game, but it does raise some concerns. How the veteran holds up during Thursday's session could provide a better indication as to where he stands. If he can't suit up, Kamalei Correa and Harold Landry would be the likely replacements.

Brian Orakpo
LB TEN (8)
2 months ago

Orakpo sustained an elbow injury during Thursday's 30-9 win over the Jaguars, Erik Bacharach of the Nashville Tennessean reports.

EDGE Analysis

Orakpo exited Sunday's contest due to an elbow injury, and did not return to the field. The extent of the veteran linebacker's injury remains undisclosed, so his participation will be worth monitoring when the Titans resume practicing.

Brian Orakpo
LB TEN (8)
6 months ago

Orakpo (shoulder) will return to practice Monday, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Orakpo missed the most of training camp and all three preseason outings, but he's back in form to start preparing for Week 1 against the Dolphins. The 32-year-old is in line to be a starter, where he made 44 tackles and seven sacks last year.

Brian Orakpo
LB TEN (8)
7 months ago

Orakpo (shoulder) is expected to be return to practice in one week, Omar Ruiz of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Orakpo skipped out on Saturday's practice due to a shoulder injury, but as coach Mike Vrabel already suggested, it doesn't look like the ailment is very serious. The Titans are likely being extra cautious with the veteran linebacker, and the expectation is that Orakpo will be ready to return next week.

Brian Orakpo
LB TEN (8)
7 months ago

Orakpo did not participate in practice Saturday and coach Mike Vrabel indicated afterward that an injured shoulder was the culprit, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. However, Vrabel also suggested the issue isn't believed to be serious.

EDGE Analysis

The Titans have little incentive to rush the veteran linebacker's return from the issue, so it's possible he misses a few sessions even if he's feeling fine just as a precautionary measure. It's best to consider Orakpo day-to-day given the comments made by his coach.