Busy Friday for Titans as team signs 5 free agents

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Titans made a splash in free agency Friday, signing five players to multi-year deals. Outside linebackers Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan, tight end Anthony Fasano, defensive lineman Karl Klug and kicker Ryan Succop all reached deals with Tennessee.

Orakpo, a former first round pick, spent his entire six-year career with the Washington Redskins and was selected to the Pro-Bowl three times.

For his career, he has totaled 40 sacks, 255 tackles, one interception, 17 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 71 starts. The Titans and Orakpo agreed to a four-year deal worth roughly $31 million, according to sources.

Morgan spent his last five seasons with the Titans after being the team’s first round selection in the 2010 Draft. The deal, according to sources, is a four-year, $27 million base salary deal with $3 million in incentives.

In 2014, Morgan posted career highs in multiple categories including tackles (82), sacks (a team leading 6.5), quarterback pressures (27), tackles for loss (13), forced fumbles (2) and tackles in a game (13, at Philadelphia).

Fasano is a nine-year NFL veteran who has registered 253 receptions for 2,799 yards and 31 touchdowns in 132 games. His career highs came with the Miami Dolphins in 2012 when he posted 41 receptions and 2010 when he finished with 528 receiving yards.

Succop joined the Titans in 2014 and posted the highest field goal percentage of his career (86.4), connecting on 19 of 22 attempts.

The six-year NFL veteran has made 81.7 percent of field goals for his career and has connected on five game-winning attempts.

According to reports, the Titans signed Succop to a three-year deal worth $2.4 million per year.

Klug has played in 64 consecutive games for the Titans over the last four seasons.

During that time, he registered 14.5 sacks, 24 quarterback pressures, eight tackles for loss, four forced fumbles and 101 tackles. Klug was a fifth-round selection by the Titans in the 2011 NFL Draft.

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