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Lions Hosting LB Zachary Orr For Visit, Has Interest From Nearly Half Of The NFL

Update:

Michael Gehlken reports that free agent LB Zachary Orr has already drawn interest from nearly half of NFL teams since his announcement earlier this morning.

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Dan Graziano of ESPN reports that the Lions are bringing in free agent LB Zachary Orr for a visit on Thursday and eight teams have already reached out to him so far since he announced that he was looking to return to the NFL this morning.

  • According to Dave Birkett, Orr plans to visit with every team that’s requested an interview with him in the coming weeks before deciding on his next team.

While the Ravens could use linebacker help and really like Orr, it appears as though they aren’t comfortable with Orr’s neck condition to allow him to return to the field.

Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome said of Orr returning to the NFL: “I spoke with Zach yesterday and he informed me that he would like to continue to play football. He is a free agent.”

Orr, 25, wound up signing on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of North Texas back in May of 2014. He played out the final year of his rookie contract and is now an unrestricted free agent.

The Ravens placed Orr on season-ending injured reserve towards the end of December.

In 2016, Orr appeared in 15 games for the Ravens and recorded 133 tackles, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 81 linebacker out of 87 qualifying players.