Free agent LB Zach Orr visiting the Houston Texans

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Zach Orr would certainly help the Texans.

The Houston Texans already bolster one of the top linebacking corps in the NFL. But that hasn’t stopped them from checking out former Ravens linebacker Zach Orr.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle is reporting that Orr is visiting with the Texans on Monday as they get ready to kick off training camp in West Virginia this week.

Orr is only 25 years-old, but decided to retire from football back in January after he found out that he has a congenital condition that affects the top of his neck. It was discovered by the Baltimore Ravens’ team doctors.

Orr has now decided to attempt to relaunch his career after getting multiple medical opinions on the condition of his neck, sine it now sounds like there’s a chance he could play again.

Orr led the Ravens last season with 132 tackles and also grabbed three interceptions.

Orr is in high demand after a great 2016 campaign. He’s already met with the Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets.

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If any team is going to sign Orr–which now includes the Texans–he will need to pass a physical.

The NFL is funny when it comes to physicals because one team may pass a player where another may fail him. It ultimately comes down to the opinion of the team doctor.

I don’t blame the Texans for checking out Orr since he can only help them get stronger on defense. But the good news is that they don’t need him to once again reign as the NFL’s top defense for a second straight season.