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Ravens players react to Zach Orr news

Orr’s former teammates will welcome him back with open arms!

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This morning, former Ravens linebacker Zachary Orr announced he was coming out of retirement after walking away from the game in January. Fan reaction is at an all-time high, as Orr was a 2nd Team All-Pro in 2016. Fans aren't the only ones excited for Orr’s return to the gridiron.


Tavon Young, Brandon Williams and Michael Campanaro, who all played with Orr in 2016, are pleased with his decision to return to football. Williams indicating he’ll make sure Orr has plenty of opportunities to make plays. The other reaction comes from the Ravens newest star, Tony Jefferson. Jefferson did not have the opportunity to play with Orr, but his eye for talent, and potentially Twitter are what brought him to Baltimore in the first place. This isn't the first time we’ve seen the Ravens recruit a player via twitter. Eric Weddle helped recruit Jefferson during a Q&A session before free agency and several players chipped in to help recruit the newest Raven, Jeremy Maclin.

With a team environment like the one in Baltimore, it will be hard for Orr to pass on the opportunity to reunite with his former squad.