Texans Hosting Free Agent LB Zach Orr For Visit


Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans are hosting free agent LB Zach Orr for a visit on Monday.

Orr has previously visited with the Lions, Colts and Jets since he announced that he plans to continue his NFL career.

A few weeks ago, Orr explained during an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio that he retired due to a birth defect and not an injury.

“The reason I retired is a birth defect, not an injury,” Orr said. “I’m not injured. I feel great.

Orr added that he elected to retire from the NFL back in January after seeing just one doctor.

I retired after seeing only one doctor,” Orr said, per Sirius. “The rest of doctors have told me I’m not at a greater risk.”

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.

We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.

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