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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

Finnegan says family issue, not holdout, forced his leave

Posted Aug. 07, 2011 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
Titans CB Cortland Finnegan stated on Sunday he will be at practice this week, just days after it appeared he was going to hold out for a new contract.

Reports: Finnegan walks out of Titans camp

Posted Aug. 06, 2011 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
Titans CB Cortland Finnegan left training camp Friday night and then did not show up for a team meeting on Saturday morning, according to reports.

Former Titans LB Thornton retires

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
Former Titans LB David Thornton announced his retirement on Friday after nine seasons in the NFL.

Titans sign S Babineaux

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
The Titans announced Friday that they have signed veteran S Jordan Babineaux, who has spent seven seasons with the Seahawks.

Titans new DT Shaun Smith has a nasty reputation

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
DT Shaun Smith, who signed with the Titans last week and could be a solid contributor defending the run, is the last guy opponents want to see at the bottom of a pile.

Bengals sign TE Scaife

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
The Bengals announced that they have signed veteran TE Bo Scaife on Friday. According to Pro Football Talk, the deal is for one year at $1 million.

Rotating zones gathered no Moss

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk says that Randy Moss was one of the NFL's strangest cases, a wildly talented player who freely roamed the label range from magician to dog over his career.

Titans re-sign DE Ford

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 2:40 p.m. ET
The Titans came to terms on a new deal with DE Jacob Ford, the team announced Monday.

Moss' career arc, legacy unique

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 2 p.m. ET
Randy Moss' career didn't lack for brilliant moments, but controversy followed him at times.

Report: Randy Moss will retire

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
WR Randy Moss will retire, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday.

Graham, Titans reach deal

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
The Titans have signed veteran TE Daniel Graham to a multi-year contract.

Titans reach deal with LB Ruud

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 8:43 p.m. ET
The Titans and free-agent LB Barrett Ruud agreed to a one-year contract on Saturday.

Titans add DT Smith to their line

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 10:05 a.m. ET
After losing DE Jason Babin to the Eagles, the Titans added some depth to their defensive line on Friday by agreeing to a contract with DT Shaun Smith.

Eagles agree to deal with DE Babin

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 9:26 a.m. ET
DE Jason Babin, who is coming off a career year, is returning to Philadelphia and will reunite with DL coach Jim Washburn.

Report: Titans RB Johnson to hold out

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 1:26 a.m. ET
Titans RB Chris Johnson, who reportedly wants a new contract, is expected to be a training-camp holdout, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported early Thursday morning.


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.|||||||