Injuries have been a small issue, but not minor crap that sidelines most guys like Amendola, etc. Orakpo looks like his old self after coming back from a torn pectoral muscle he suffered in Week 2 last season. At 27, he’s entering his prime.
Reminds me a little bit of McCoys injury riddled first couple of seasons. Not debilitating injuries but enough to make you sit out the season. I think orakpo and McCoy on the same line would be scary. Clay born hasn’t really lived up to the first round pick IMO
A little off topic, but does anyone know why Michael Johnson has had a down year? After racking up 11.5 sacks last season, he only has 3 this season. Injuries, decreased playing time, or just not playing well? I don’t really pay much attention to the Bengals, so I was just wondering.
Orakpo would be a little cheaper because of the injuries. If he stays healthy... he could be a huge steal.
id expect a 3-4 team like San Fran or the Steelers to give him a look. Pittsburgh may or may not but Woodley cant stay healthy and you've got to think they'll look at him. the 49ers have an aging ahmad brooks and aldon smith cant be trusted to stay out of trouble
If Orakpo is available, it’s because he’s asking for a true stud salary. He has played sometimes with his hand in the ground, and hasn’t played all that well doing that. He also gets taken out of plays surprisingly easily. If they could get him for a reasonable price, I’d be for it, but that won’t happen.