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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

McCourty's injury means bigger role for rookie Verner

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
A forearm injury to second-year LCB Jason McCourty requiring surgery reportedly will put him out of action for several weeks and thrusts rookie Alterraun Verner into a bigger role. 

Titans CB Finnegan and DE Babin fined again

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
The NFL fined Titans CB Cortland Finnegan and DE Jason Babin $5,000 apiece for unnecessary roughness penalties in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Titans CB McCourty undergoes forearm surgery

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 1:37 p.m. ET
Titans CB Jason McCourty underwent surgery for a broken forearm on Tuesday and will miss 3-4 weeks, according to TitansInsider.

Giants self-destruct with lack of discipline

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 12:13 p.m. ET
The numbers from the Giants’ 29-10 loss to the Titans were ugly: two missed field goals, a safety that wiped out a huge pass play and 11 penalties, five of them personal fouls.

Young was benched for missing meetings

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 9:55 a.m. ET
Vince Young missed multiple meetings before the Titans' Week Two game at Pittsburgh, which may have led to his benching in the game.

Johnson runs Titans past Giants 29-10

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
The Tennessee defense forced three turnovers in beating the error-prone and undisciplined New York Giants 29-10 on Sunday.

Titans' Babin making most of 'legit shot'

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
Given an opportunity to play, Titans DE Jason Babin has produced. And Babin has gotten that opportunity with his new team, starting at left end in place of the injured William Hayes.

NFL fines Steelers LB Harrison

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 10:10 a.m. ET
The NFL fined LB James Harrison $5,000 for his hit on Titans QB Vince Young in the Steelers' Week Two victory.

Fisher: Young is still QB

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
Titans head coach Jeff Fisher maintained that Vince Young will start Week Three despite being pulled in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

Steelers use turnovers to top Titans

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Pittsburgh forced seven turnovers in defeating the Tennessee Titans 19-11 Sunday.

Britt not making expected impact for Titans

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 11:26 p.m. ET
Despite good production as a rookie last season, Titans WR Kenny Britt was shut out in Week One. Yet, according to AFC South Whispers, head coach Jeff Fisher says it wasn't due to a lack of focus.

Titans' Johnson not wanting for work

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
With RB Chris Johnson getting 27 carries in the season opener vs. Oakland, including seven after the Titans took a 25-point lead late in the third quarter, the message came across loud and clear: the Titans continue to have no ...

Titans, CJ2K hammer Raiders 38-13

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
Chris Johnson ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns, Vince Young threw for two TDs and Javon Ringer had a TD, and the Tennessee Titans avoided any comparisons to last year's 0-6 start by routing the Oakland Raiders 38-13 ...

Mariani, Smith late-round contributors for Titans

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 1:17 p.m. ET
A look at the Titans' depth chart signals they may have made a couple of savvy late-round selections in April's draft.

Week One handicapping column

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
In his Week One handicapping column, PFW's Mike Wilkening likes the Titans, strong finishers a season ago, to start the 2010 campaign on a roll.

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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.|||||||

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