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Twitter Tuesday: Washington Redskins players love training camp

It’s football time, and the only people more excited to see the Redskins back on the field are the Redskins themselves. All week, the Redskins players have been jumping on twitter, showing their excitement and giving their thanks to the fans. Here’s a look at training camp from the players’ perspective: Headed to Richmond Baby!!!! Football is Back!!!! — Robert Griffin III...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo vows contract won’t be an issue in 2014

Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo may yet sign a long-term contract with the team that drafted him five years ago. In that ideal future, Orakpo, chosen No. 13 overall in the first round of the 2009 draft, would retire in a Washington jersey, bask in the adulation of the home fans at FedEx Field and head into retirement with a handful of franchise records, including most sacks. He...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: Who’s replacing London Fletcher?

For the linebackers, this training camp will be about one thing: replacing London Fletcher Brian Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan and Perry Riley are all pretty much locked into their positions, barring injury, but the Redskins are set for a pretty serious competition for Fletcher’s old spot at middle linebacker. Right now, one day before training camp gets going, Keenan Robinson looks to...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Redskins fan got a haircut in honor of Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan

I have to admit this is  cool looking hair cut….for a kid.  I don’t want to see any adults with this hair style. Ready for the @rak98 @RyanKerrigan91 camp this year! pic.twitter.com/uUCddZb4RM — Justin appleton (@Japple10) July 16, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins not expected to sign franchise tag LB Brian Orakpo to long-term deal

The Redskins are having a wait-and-see approach for franchise linebacker Brian Orakpo. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Redskins are not going to sign Orakpo to a long-term deal before Tuesday’s deadline to negotiate with franchise tags. Redskins not expected to sign franchise LB Brian Orakpo to long-term deal before today's deadline. Orakpo expected to play on...
Via KCM Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brian Orakpo and Redskins unlikely to reach extension

While Saints tight end Jimmy Graham got his contract extension, Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brain Orakpo doesn’t seem like he’ll be getting one. Orakpo will instead likely join Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy as two franchise-tagged players who will not receive extensions by Tuesday’s 4pm EST deadline. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported early Tuesday that a deal […]
Via Full Scale Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins Not Expected To Sign OLB Brian Orakpo To An Extension Before Deadline

  ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Redskins are not expected to sign OLB Brian Orakpo to a contract extension before Tuesday’s 4pm ET deadline to negotiate with franchised players. Orakpo mentioned last month that it is “his time” to receive a long-term deal from the team, but he also added that he has no intention of holding out for a new contract. Instead, it...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Redskins will have Brian Orakpo play under the franchise tag

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter,  the Redskins won’t sign linebacker Brian Orakpo to a new contract before today’s deadline.  He’ll play under the franchise tag in 2014. Redskins not expected to sign franchise LB Brian Orakpo to long-term deal before today's deadline. Orakpo expected to play on 1-year deal. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 15, 2014 ...
Via Pro Football Zone
16 days ago  |  Discuss

About that Redskins defensive front

“The Redskins aren’t the purest of all 3-4 defenses, because although they line up in that formation for their base packages, they do indeed use more of a 4-3 look for the bulk of their pass-rushing fronts. Their nickel package generally has Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan coming off the edge more like defensive ends, with Barry Cofield and another player lined up like 4-3 interior...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins LB Brian Orakpo Seeks Long-Term Deal, But Will Not Hold Out

  Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo believes that it is “his time” to receive a long-term deal from the team, but he has no intention of holding out for a new contract. “I deserve it.  We’ll see what happens,” Orakpo said after practice Wednesday, via Jason Reid of the Washington Post.  When asked if negotiations have begun, Orakpo said “you’ve got to ask Bruce...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Washington Redskins Draft Picks since the Dan Snyder Era began

5. Brian Orakpo (2009) In five seasons, Orakpo has three pro bowls. In four of those seasons, he’s had at least 50 tackles and 8.5 sacks. He’s entering the final year of his franchise tag and if he signs a long-term contract to remain in Washington, he could be a player to build the defense around. 4. Champ Bailey (1999) Champ is the one who got away. He’s a 12-time pro bowler...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: NBA may force Redskins name change, Brian Orakpo says ‘controversial’ comments

Oh snap. It’s Saturday you know what that means. Time to wake up too early and stay lounging in bed, surfing the internet. Luckily for you, you’ve just stumbled onto a veritable pot of burgundy and gold. Below is a wealth of information to keep you updated on the last weeks worth of Washington Redskins news, views, and rumors too. Sav Rocca’s modern life: Redskins may boot...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

On ‘controversial’ comments: Brian Orakpo deserves the type of defense he gives the Redskins

Washington Redskin’s linebacker, Brian Orakpo, is a 3-time pro-bowler and was a member of the NFL All-Rookie team in 2009. He is playing out the final season of his franchise tag. These were the so-called “controversial comments” he made regarding his contract… “I don’t have to prove myself to anybody. I’m already proven in this league. I don’t have to prove anything...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Redskins fans should defend Brian Orakpo’s ‘controversial’ comments

Washington Redskin’s linebacker, Brian Orakpo, is a 3-time pro-bowler and was a member of the NFL All-Rookie team in 2009. He is playing out the final season of his franchise tag. These were the so-called “controversial comments” he made regarding his contract… “I don’t have to prove myself to anybody. I’m already proven in this league. I don’t have to prove anything...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins fans should expect the unexpected in this NFL Draft

This story contributed by Scott Hirsch Even though Jay Gruden has kept a lot of the old regime coaching staff, we should expect a shakeup in the player roster with this draft.  A new coach needs to put his players on the roster. The Redskins had quite an active free agency, but that is not enough to call the 2014 Redskins Jay Gruden’s team.  Expect some sacred cows to be slaughtered...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo: “The handcuffs are off” the Redskins pass rush

“This time we’re taking the handcuffs off,” Orakpo said. “We’re going to go out there and make guys make plays. Make guys [on the Redskins' defense] play to their advantage instead of playing what’s called. I’m very excited about the new regime, very excited about the new scheme, very excited about having [linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti] back especially, and...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins Rumors: Brian Orakpo hoping Washington gives him long-term extension

It wasn't a surprise to see the Washington Redskins use the franchise tag on outside linebacker Brian Orakpo. He is one of the top players at his position and with their defense already below average, they could ill afford to risk losing Orakpo on the free agent market.The Redskins, however, have not talked to Orakpo about a long-term extension, according to Tarik El-Bashir of...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins' Brian Orakpo still hopeful of a long term extension

Although Brian Orakpo has already signed his franchise tender, the Redskins’ star outside linebacker remains hopeful that he’ll get a long-term extension prior to next season. “We’ll see, we’ll see,” Orakpo told CSNWashington on Wednesday. “I can’t speak for [General Manager] Bruce [Allen] and whoever’s in charge of that from that standpoint. But from my standpoint...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo would be disappointed if the Redskins don’t sign him to an extension

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Linebacker Brian Orakpo told reporters on Wednesday that he would be disappointed if the Redskins don’t sign him to extension before the July15th deadline. Brian Orakpo says he'd be disappointed if #Redskins didn't sign him to a long term extension before July 15 deadline for franchised...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo: Guys aren’t afraid to be themselves with Jay Gruden

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo told Dianna Marie Russini of NBC Washington that the players can now be themselves with new head coach Jay Gruden. Brian Orakpo says with Jay Gruden a new culture, new vibe, everybody is loose. Everyone wants to excel..from coaches to the chef! #Redskins —...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins Needs In The 2014 NFL Draft

The Redskins have made a lot of moves this off season. They have a new coach, some new defensive backs, and oh yeah, they signed some wide receiver from Philadelphia. After a disastrous 2013 campaign that saw Washington finish 3-13, such splashy moves have revived hopes that Washington can bounce back and return to the playoffs this season. While the moves in free agency are promising...
Via Blog So Hard Sports
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

So the Redskins franchised Orakpo. Why the panic?

Man! Initial fan reaction to news that the Redskins placed a franchise tag on OLB Brian Orakpo made it sound like the team already blew the 2014 season. Slow down there, cowboy. This is how it works. Tagging Orakpo gives everyone the chance to take a breath. We haven't spent the cap yet. ("We" because fans feel an ownership stake in the salary cap like the Redskins...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins lock up No. 1 free agent on defense: Brian Orakpo. Feel better now?

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...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo signed his franchise tender

  Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo signed his franchise tender on Thursday morning. BREAKING: OLB Brian Orakpo (@rak98) signs his one-year franchise tender at #Redskins Park. Welcome back! #HTTR pic.twitter.com/pnKkZsBylK — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) March 27, 2014 Orakpo now has to show up for offseason workouts and minicamps. If he had held out without signing the tender...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Orakpo signs tender offer

Washington Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo signed his franchise tag tender offer today, locking him up for another season unless team and player can agree on a long-term deal before July 11. The contract Orakpo signed will pay him $11.5 million in 2014, which is the requirement for an outside linebacker with the franchise tag. If the two sides cannot agree on a contract, the Redskins could...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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