NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with Pro Bowl OLB Brian Orakpo, OLB Derrick Morgan, TE Anthony Fasano, DT Karl Klug and K Ryan Succop.
Newly-signed linebackers Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan sign their contracts at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Gary Glenn, Jeff Harding)
"I'm happy that we were able to get these deals done," said Ruston Webster, Titans General Manager. "Outside linebacker was a position that we needed to address heading into the offseason. Derrick is a true pro and you could see his growth in a new system. Brian has a proven record and adds a different dimension to our group. Fasano is a quality veteran player who has all-around tight end ability. I thought Succop had a good first season with us and Klug is just a good football player, who can help us in a number of areas. Adding to the roster is a long process and we will keeping working at it to add players that can help us."
Orakpo (6-4, 257) is a three-time Pro Bowler (2009, 2010, 2013), who has played his entire six-year career with the Washington Redskins. For his career, he has totaled 40 sacks, 255 tackles, one interception, 17 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 71 starts. As a rookie, he earned Pro Bowl honors, set a
Titans Online looks at the career of new Titans LB Brian Orakpo, a three-time Pro Bowler who began his first six seasons with the Washington Redskins. (AP Photos)
Redskins rookie sack record for a season and led all NFL rookies in sacks (11.0). For each of his first three seasons in Washington, Orakpo led or tied for the team lead in sacks. He missed most of the 2012 and 2014 seasons with pectoral injuries. In 2013, he earned his third Pro Bowl selection, as he registered 10 sacks, 60 tackles, one interception return for touchdown, 18 quarterback hits, 16 tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries. During his career, he has posted eight multi-sack games, including a four-sack game against Oakland in his rookie campaign.
Orakpo was a first-round pick (13th overall) by the Redskins in the 2009 NFL Draft from the University of Texas. He finished his career with the Longhorns as a multiple award winner, including the Nagurski (nation's top defensive player), Lombardi (nation's top lineman) and the Hendricks (nation's top defensive end); along with being named first-team All-America and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. He finished his college career with 22 sacks, 38 tackles for loss and 62 pressures. He also was a part of the Texas team that won the National Title in the 2005 season.
Titans Online looks back at the career of linebacker Derrick Morgan, who announced his retirement after playing all nine of his NFL seasons with the Tennessee Titans. (AP Photos)
Morgan has played five seasons with the Titans, since being drafted by the team in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Last year, he posted career highs in a number categories, including tackles (82), sacks (6.5), quarterback pressures (27), tackles for loss (13), forced fumbles (2) and tackles in a game (13, at Philadelphia). His sack total in 2014 led the team. For his career, Morgan has played in 66 games for the Titans and totaled 23 sacks and 259 tackles.
Fasano (6-4, 255) is a nine-year NFL veteran with 132 games and 109 starts under this belt. He has registered 253 receptions for 2,799 yards and 31 touchdowns during a career with three different teams – Dallas (2006-07), Miami (2008-12) and Kansas City (2013-14). Fasano's career highs came with the Dolphins, posting 41 grabs in 2012 and 528 receiving yards in 2010. He was originally a second-round selection in the 2006 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys from Notre Dame.
Titans Online looks at the career of kicker Ryan Succop, who began his first five NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs before signing a one-year contract with the Titans in 2014. (AP Photos)
In this first season with the Titans, Succop posted the highest field goal percentage of his career (86.4), connecting on 19 of 22 attempts. The six-year NFL veteran has made 81.7% of field goals for his career and has connected on five game-winning attempts.
Klug has played in 64 consecutive games for the Titans over the last four seasons. During that time, he registered 14.5 sacks, 24 quarterback pressures, eight tackles for loss, four forced fumbles and 101 tackles. Klug was a fifth-round selection by the Titans in the 2011 NFL Draft.