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Ropati Pitoitua

Ropati Pitoitua - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 8"/ 315 lbs.
Birthday 04/06/1985
Birthplace , Sa
College Washington State
Years played 5

Titans add two to staff

Posted Jan. 23, 2012 @ 7:10 p.m. ET
The Titans added a pair of assistant coaches to their staff on Monday.

Titans' front-office changes play to strengths

Posted Jan. 20, 2012 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
The Titans this week promoted a number of front-office individuals into roles that best suit each individual, the way we hear it.

Titans promote Reinfeldt and Webster

Posted Jan. 18, 2012 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
The Titans announced their promotion of Mike Reinfeldt to chief operating officer and Ruston Webster to general manager on Wednesday.

Titans hire Maxie to coach secondary

Posted Jan. 16, 2012 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
The Titans hired Brett Maxie as the team's new secondary coach on Monday. Maxie just finished his fourth season with the Cowboys.

Titans, TE Stevens agree on four-year deal

Posted Jan. 13, 2012 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
The Titans signed TE Craig Stevens to a four-year contract extension. He played in 15 games with 11 starts last season.

C Amano, OLG Harris unlikely to flip-flop positions again

Posted Jan. 13, 2012 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
The interior of the Titans' offensive line struggled this season. While flip-flopping C Eugene Amano and OLG Leroy Harris could help, we hear it is unlikely to happen.

Veteran WR Mason to retire

Posted Jan. 09, 2012 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
WR Derrick Mason will retire after 15 seasons in the NFL. The two-time Pro Bowler will finish his career with 943 receptions for 12,061 yards and 66 touchdowns.

Robertson was poor fit on Munchak's staff

Posted Jan. 05, 2012 @ 3:09 p.m. ET
The Titans' shakeup in the secondary this offseason will include replacing coach Marcus Robertson, whom head coach Mike Munchak dismissed on Wednesday.

Dolphins interview Fisher

Posted Jan. 03, 2012 @ 3:14 p.m. ET
The Dolphins announced Tuesday that they interviewed former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher for their head-coaching position.

Report: Bucs to interview Titans DC Gray

Posted Jan. 03, 2012 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray will interview for the Buccaneers' head-coaching job, according to Rick Stroud of The Tampa Bay Times.

Report: Rams to interview Fisher

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
The Rams reportedly will get an early crack at former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher.

Titans hang on to beat Texans, await playoff fate

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Matt Hasselbeck threw two touchdown passes and the Titans kept alive their playoff hopes with a 23-22 victory over the Texans on Sunday.

Titans will address anemic pass rush in offseason

Posted Dec. 30, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
Titans second-year DE Derrick Morgan is playing his best football, but he is not getting to the quarterback, a problem Tennessee is expected to address in the offseason.

Report: Munchak not interested in Penn State job

Posted Dec. 28, 2011 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
Titans coach Mike Munchak, rumored to be one of the leading candidates for the vacancy at his alma mater, Penn State, said Wednesday he is not interested in the job.

Rookie Meter: Browns, Seahawks get big rookie contributions

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
The Browns, Seahawks and Bills will not make the playoffs but have foundations for success, thanks to their 2011 rookie classes.


Posted March 25, 2013
The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with Pitoitua.||||||| General manager Ruston Webster says the 6-foot-8, 315-pound Pitoitua gives the Titans the size they've been wanting at defensive end. Webster says they believe he'll help them defend the run with the flexibility of moving inside as well. Pitoitua is a four-year veteran with 37 games played in stops with the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs. He started 10 of his 15 games last year with the Chiefs where he led the linemen with 32 tackles.
Posted May 08, 2012
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed former New York Jets defensive end Ropati Pitoitua. The team announced the move Tuesday. Pitoitua was a free agent after playing in 22 games over the past two seasons with the Jets.||||||| The former Washington State defensive end joined New York as an undrafted free agent in 2008, spending his first season in the league on the team's practice squad. Pitoitua played in eight games in 2009 before playing in 14 games last season. He has 22 tackles and one sack in his career.
Posted May 02, 2012
The New York Jets have waived Pitoitua, who became expendable after the team drafted Quinton Coples last week.||||||| Jets coach Rex Ryan often said he liked the size and speed of the 6-foot-8 Pitoitua, who had 19 tackles and a sack last season after returning from a torn Achilles tendon in the 2010 preseason. Pitoitua signed a one-year extension through 2012 last September, but the Jets have lots of depth on the defensive line.
Posted Oct. 15, 2011
Pitoitua has been ruled out of Monday night's game against the Dolphins with a knee injury.||||||| Pitoitua's absence could give rookie defensive lineman Kenrick Ellis, the team's third-round draft pick, the opportunity to make his NFL debut after being inactive the first five games.
Posted Aug. 25, 2010
The Jets have placed Pitoitua on injured reserve with a neck injury.|||||||