BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Zachary Orr announced that he plans to come out of retirement and continue his NFL career.
The Ravens released the following statement from general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome:
“I spoke with Zach [Orr] yesterday, and he informed me that he would like to continue to play football. He is a free agent.”
Ryan Mink of the Baltimore Ravens digital media team joined Ed and Rob to talk about linebacker Zachary Orr announcing his plans to come out of retirement despite some doctors warning on his spine injury.
What is the possibility that Orr returns to the Ravens after retiring in January? Mink says, “he said in the interview the Ravens would be the best case scenario, so I think the chances of him returning are fair…obviously he has all the relationships there and knows what he would bring to the team but other teams are going to make him offers but can he be cleared by team doctors.”
Orr talked to the NFL Network this morning about his decision. Ryan said, “I found out that way but I don’t know about Ozzie Newsome…he said he was keeping it very hush hush but it seems like some people knew his situation including the Ravens being aware of it.”
Ryan went on to talk about the timeline of events of Orr finding out his condition, and a timetable for when we will know when and where Orr may return to the field.