Originally posted on Redskins Hog Heaven  |  Last updated 3/13/14
Wow. A few fans grousing about Redskins inactivity or failure in the NFL Free Agency period need to be reminded of that. So we wrote the headline as if Orakpo was a star from another team. The Redskins offered the top defensive player entering free agency, Brian Orakpo, franchise tag money to play for one year. Feel better now? I say “offered,” but no free agent wants to be franchised. They want a long term deal with guaranteed money. The Redskins haven’t signed Rak yet. He says he will not sign the offer sheet. No matter. He has no choice in 2014. The Redskins will eventually come to terms with Orakpo, who doesn’t really want to leave. He wants to be paid the max he can get. A man only gets one shot at his second NFL contract. Meanwhile, the Redskins have allocated the $11.4 million cap hit on the 2014 budget and can maneuver for other free agents before getting back to Orakpo. When we get to “done deal” with Rak, I expect the 2104 cap hit to be less tha...
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