Report: Titans reach deals with Brian Orakpo, Derrick Morgan
Length of contract and financial details were not disclosed, but FoxSports.com's Mike Garafolo reports the deal is for four years, worth up to a maximum of $35 million with $13.5 million guaranteed. Garofolo reports the team also re-signed linebacker Derrick Morgan to a four-year deal worth $27 million in base salary with $10.5 million guaranteed.
Orakpo, 28, played his first six seasons with Washington after being drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft. He only played in seven games last season and was placed on season-ending injured reserve after tearing his right pectoral muscle in an October game against the Titans. It was third time in his career that he tore a pectoral muscle. Orakpo also dealt with finger and ankle injuries during the season.
Orakpo is a three-time Pro Bowl defender who has 40 sacks, six forced fumbles, three fumble recovering in 71 career games.
The 26-year-old Morgan is also a former first-round pick who has spent his entire five-year career with the Titans. He had 63 total tackles and 6.5 sacks last season.
Tennessee was ranked 27th in total defense in 2014 and also ranked next-to-last in rushing defense. The Titans lost their last 10 games of last season to finish 2-14 and will have the second pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
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