Titans LB Orakpo announces retirement

Tennessee Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo announced his retirement on Monday after 10 NFL seasons.The four-time Pro Bowl selection revealed his intentions one day after the Titans missed the playoffs by losing to the Indianapolis Colts.”I’ve always wanted to walk away from the game on my terms,” Orakpo said in a press conference. “I’m healthy. Great state of mind.”Orakpo missed the final three games of the 2018 season with an elbow injury. He had 28 tackles and 1.5 sacks in his final season.The 32-year-old indicated he could feel physical signs that pushed him toward making the decision.”This is definitely a decision solely made to walk away from the game health-wise,” Orakpo said. “I think I’ve played enough football. As you get older, your body starts talking to you and this is the first time I actually sat down and listened.”

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