LB Zachary Orr has announced he is retiring from the NFL due to a congenital neck/spine condition. 😢
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) January 20, 2017
Really sad for Zachary Orr having to retire early bc of a neck, but I’m again struck by his attitude. He said he’s “blessed” and “thankful.”
— Ryan Mink (@ryanmink) January 20, 2017
Wow, this is hard news to hear. Not just from a fan’s perspective who saw an undrafted player blossom into a hell of a linebacker, but from Orr’s standpoint as well. This guy is only 24 years old, and was getting some recognition around the league for how well he played this year. He was set to get paid soon. And now this. Rough day for Orr and for Ravens Nation.