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Zach Orr update: Colts not yet comfortable with linebacker’s health

Not everyone is in agreement about Zach Orr’s health.

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As Zach Orr continues his tour around the NFL, questions still surround the free agent linebacker’s health. Though his visit with the Detroit Lions seemed to have gone perfectly according to his agent, other NFL teams aren’t so sure.

After leaving Detroit, Zach Orr traveled to Indianapolis to visit with the Colts. According to Stephen Holder of the Indy Star, the medical examination for Orr wasn’t nearly as promising. “Thus far, the Colts have not reached a comfort level with Orr that would pave the way to his signing with the team,” Holder wrote.

The disagreement revolves around a congenital spine issue that was discovered back in January and put Orr into early retirement. At the time, Ravens doctors told him he was at higher risk for paralyzation and death. Interestingly enough, Orr told SiriusXM on Friday that he only received one opinion at the time. Now, he has received a differing opinion that told him he’s at no additional risk.

However, back when Orr held his retirement press conference, he told reporters that he had received “multiple opinions from multiple doctors and spine specialists and everything like that.” So for Orr to come out now and say this is the first time he’s sought a second opinion seems to contradict that statement.

Orr was scheduled to meet with the New York Jets on Saturday, but there have been no updates on if he has traveled there yet, nor is there word of other impending visits.

Orr’s agent said last week that there were up to 16 teams interested in Orr, so expect the free agency process to continue slowly.

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