Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo is retiring from the NFL.
The 10-year veteran made the announcement Monday after Tennessee’s 33-17 season-ending loss to Indianapolis.
“One thing, I always wanted to get to this point in my career was to walk away from the game on my terms: healthy, great state of mind,” Orakpo told media Monday.
“… As you get older, the perception is we can keep going and going and going but your body starts talking to you. This is the first time I actually sat down and listened.”
#Titans Brian Orakpo announces his retirement. Strictly a health-related decision. Thing he’s most proud of? Changing the culture here / changing the perception of the Titans. pic.twitter.com/keoVMhmxHa
— Erik Bacharach (@ErikBacharach) December 31, 2018
Orakpo was drafted by the Redskins as the 13th overall pick in the 2009 draft. He spent six seasons in Washington before heading to Tennessee in 2015.
The four-time Pro Bowl player accumulated 66 sacks, 425 total tackles and 12 forced fumbles in 132 career games.