BREAKING: Denver Broncos Will Sign Perfect Linebacker. Will Broncos Be Unbeatable ?
Former Ravens inside linebacker Zach Orr is coming out of retirement as an unrestricted free agent, the 25-year-old defender announced on NFL Network earlier this week.
“As far as me physically, mentally, I’m ready to go,” Orr said. “I’m feeling better than ever. I’m feeling like I have these past offseasons and everything like that. So I’m ready to go.”
Orr retired from the NFL in January because of what was believed to be a career-ending spinal condition. After receiving more feedback from various doctors, Orr believes he can continue playing football.
The linebacker quickly set up a visit with the Lions and has an interest from 16 NFL teams, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson. It’s unknown if the Broncos are one of those teams.
Baltimore signed Orr as an undrafted free agent out of North Texas following the 2014 NFL draft. Orr earned second-team All-Pro honors last season after recording 132 tackles and three interceptions.
Denver has struggled to replace Danny Trevathan, who left the team during free agency in 2016, at inside linebacker. Placing Orr in the middle of the defense alongside Brandon Marshall could potentially make the Broncos’ defense even more formidable.
Orr will likely make several visits before deciding on his next team.