Serious Injury Forces Ravens Linebacker Zachary Orr To Retire

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The offseason is only a few weeks old and the Ravens front office has already lost one of their most promising young stars. A serious neck/back injury has forced the up and coming linebacker to call it a career after three seasons.

Zachary Orr was yet another undrafted free agent find by Ozzie Newsome and the front office three years ago. In 2016 he blossomed into a Pro Bowler at only 24 years old. On a team loaded with talented yet aging veterans, it stings to see the Ravens lose a player that was a potential cornerstone of their defense for the foreseeable future.

Even though he wasn't with the team for a long time, watching Zachary Orr on the field was just fun. He played like he belonged on a Ravens defense from the early 2000s. He was all over the field in 2016 and looked like a player that was to take the next step in 2017. This is a huge loss for the future of this defense. The team has a long history of dominant linebackers and it looked like we might have had another to add to the list. What a bummer.

 

 

Rumors Circulating That Ozzie Newsome Is Retiring

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Ravens have scheduled a press conference for tomorrow at 11am. Speculation is that Ozzie Newsome could be retiring. Before you say anything I want to acknowledge this is a rumor and nothing official. Tons of hearsay going around. We obviously feel like the owner would be in town for such an event before right now not much is known about the situation.

 

Obviously this isn't the news Ravens fans want to hear before the offseason starts. Ozzie has consistently been one of the best general managers in the NFL.

 

Newsome played tight end for the Browns for 12 seasons and has been with the Ravens front office since they arrived in Charm City.  

 

What has been Ozzie's best move as general manager? Hard to pick just one obviously. We will talk about it on the show next week. If Ozzie is retiring we all owe him big time. He helped bring two Super Bowl titles to the great city of Baltimore. Even with Eric DeCosta waiting in the wings, Ozzie Newsome will definitely be missed.