Contract Talks Between Brian Orakpo & Redskins “Not Looking Good,” Falcons & Jaguars “Very Interested”

Sources tell Dianna Marie Russini that a long-term contract extension talks between the Redskins and free agent OLB Brian Orakpo are “not looking good.” According to Russini, the Falcons and Jaguars are both “very interested” in signing Orakpo should he be available. Yesterday, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported that the Falcons and Redskins are believed to be...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons & Redskins “Leaders” To Sign OLB Brian Orakpo

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that the Falcons and Redskins are believed to be the “leaders” to sign free agent OLB Brian Orakpo.  According to Florio’s source, Orakpo has interest from four NFL teams. Earlier in the day, Dianna Marie Russini reported that while Orakpo and the Redskins are trying to ...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Redskins Won’t Franchise Brian Orakpo, Still Working On New Contract

To no surprise, Dianna Marie Russini reports that the Redskins won’t use their franchise tag on free agent OLB Brian Orakpo before Monday’s deadline. Doing so would cost Washington $13.195 million fully guaranteed for the 2015 season, which is just way too much money for a player coming off of another season lost to injury. Russini ... The post Redskins Won’t Franchise Brian...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three potential big signings the Steelers could make

More so than any other team in the National Football League, the Pittsburgh Steelers have avoided free agency like the plague over the years. When we mean over the years, we are looking back to a time when Barry Bonds was still wearing a Pirates uniform. For the most part, this has been a successful formula for the team. Build through the draft, and supplement in free agency. It’s...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Key dates on the NFL 2015 Calendar, or how the Redskins can sign players now

The NFL 2015 calendar says the League Year starts March 10. So how is it that the Redskins can sign free agent DT Ricky Jean Francois yesterday, February 26? The answer is in the 2015 league calendar. Teams may begin to sign free agents whose contracts have expired on February 10. Goody. The NFL calendar is set by negotiation between the league and the Players’ Association under...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins Met With Brian Orakpo’s Agent At Combine, Expressed Interest In Bringing Him Back

ESPN’s John Keim reports that the Redskins met with free agent OLB Brian Orakpo‘s agent at the Scouting Combine last week. According to Keim, Washington expressed interest in re-signing Orakpo during their meeting. Although, Keim adds there’s still a “long way to go” in regards to Orakpo being back in Washington next season, and he isn’t sure how much interest the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Jets Outside Linebacker Free Agent Wish List

With the 2015 NFL Combine now in the books, writers for all 32 teams are churning out articles about what positions, and which players their team will take in the draft. This is a wonderful exercise because it gets fans talking and thinking about the soon to be NFL players months before the draft. The problem with it is that for most teams, the needs that they have now will be completely...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sensible For Steelers To Show Interest In LB Brian Orakpo

Usually this time of year, as the start of free agency looms, and cuts are made, the Pittsburgh Steelers sit back and watch the rest of the NFL landscape partake in the bonanza. Perennial bottom feeders like the Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins often go crazy, choosing to get out the checkbook as […] Sensible For Steelers To Show Interest In LB Brian Orakpo...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Washington Redskins consider using their franchise tag?

Teams don’t have to use the franchise tag – most of the time it isn’t worth it – but it can be a useful tool when negotiations get rough. Players really don’t want to be tagged; a one-year deal is much more risky, obviously, than a long-term one, even if they’re making more in that one year than they would in any individual year of a long-term contract. One injury and...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Free Agents Should the Redskins Re-Sign?

The Redskins have 23 free agents this offseason now that Ryan Clark decided to retire. With new general manager Scot McCloughan the Redskins are likely to experience a lot of roster turnover. Which unrestricted free agents should the Redskins re-sign?Brian Orakpo, Outside Linebacker:The Redskins drafted Brian Orakpo with their first round pick in the 2009 draft and they thought they...
Via Pro Football Spot
14 days ago  |  Discuss

What Should the Redskins do With Brian Orakpo?

What Should the Redskins do With Brian Orakpo The Washington Redskins will be faced with several decisions this offseason. The team has 15 players who will be free agents soon and they must decide who stays and who goes. At the top of the “to-do” list will be deciding the fate of soon-to-be free agent outside linebacker […]
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins: The Top 5 players to re-sign in Free Agency

Now that the 2014 NFL season is officially over, teams can finally make realistic projections on players they want to re-sign in free agency. For the Redskins, most of the talent needed to be a successful team is required on the defensive side of the field. Some notable restricted and unrestricted free agents the Redskins must deal with include Brian Orakpo, Jarvis Jenkins, Santana...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The three most important free agents the Washington Redskins need to bring back

Take a quick look at the Redskins’ free agents. Impressive? No, not at all. Of the 24 free agents, many will leave Washington. Really, every single one of them could leave, and nobody would shed a tear. Aside from Brian Orakpo – and maybe Santana Moss – we aren’t talking about classic and beloved players who will be missed by Redskins Nation. And even Orakpo, who made $11...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Beating the Cowboys; Orakpo’s last game?; Hope?

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Washington Redskins this week. Washington Redskins - Do the Redskins have any chance against the Cowboys? (READ) - Three reasons why the Cowboys will destroy the Redskins. (READ) - Why Brian Orakpo may have played his last game in Washington. (READ) - Why the Redskins still...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Brian Orakpo may have played his last game for the Washington Redskins

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo has been placed on injured reserve due to suffering a torn pectoral muscle in their 19-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans. But this also will likely mean the end of Orakpo’s tenure as a Redskin. This offseason, there were very tense talks between the powers that be at Redskins Park about whether or not they should re-sign Orakpo to a one-year...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo tweets 'Beat Dallas' before surgery

A rather disappointing season for Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo came to an abrupt end, as he tore his right pectoral muscle -- his third pectoral injury of his career. After posting just 0.5 sacks on a franchise tag of $11.45 million, you can understand why some Redskins' faithfuls have lost favor with Orakpo. While his Redskins' career is doubt, as he is set to enter free agency...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 Most Disappointing Redskins Of The Past 20 Years Or So

Brian Orakpo’s season ended this week, another torn pectoral muscle ending another underwhelming campaign. That likely ends his time with the Redskins, too. He had some decent seasons — including a few Pro Bowl campaigns — but I’ll always think of him as somewhat disappointing, because he wasn’t supposed to be decent. He was supposed to be a dominating sack machine, the...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo is not done in DC, Redskins fans

Gee, to go by social media, Brian Orakpo is done in DC. Schoolchildren and sports fans can be so cruel. Orakpo is lost to the Redskins for the season after tearing his right pectoral muscle in the Titans game. He twice tore his left pectoral muscle. It led to the loss of substantial time in 2011. Then the injury forced him to miss 14 games in 2012. The twitterverse reacted with glee...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Brian Orakpo placed on IR with torn pectoral muscle

The Washington Redskins are down another Pro-Bowl player. Brian Orakpo was placed on injured reserve today after tearing his pectoral muscle last weekend against the Titans. In an attempt to replace Orakpo, Washington signed Everette Brown, a former second-round pick. Brown spent time in Redskins’ camp this offseason, but he didn’t make the final cut. No matter how well Brown...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo headed to IR

The Washington Redskins won their second game on Sunday putting their overall record at 2-5. The victory means very little compared to the loss the defense suffered on the field. Pro Bowl OLB Brian Orakpo is out for the rest of the 2014 season with a torn pectoral muscle. Orakpo has now torn a pectoral muscle for the third time in his career. Most recently, he tore his left pectoral...
Via Total Sports Live
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo placed on season-ending injured reserve

AP Image The Washington Redskins have lost outside linebacker Brian Orakpo  for the season after he tore his pectoral muscle in his right arm during the 19-17 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.  The team are expected to place him on season ending injured reserve.  Orakpo suffered the same injury in his left arm in 2012. Previously, Brian Orakpo tore his left pectoral muscle...
Via DC Sports-Kings
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo has Torn Pectoral Muscle, Out for the Season

Brian Orakpo has Torn Pectoral Muscle, Out for the Season The Washington Redskins fears about Brian Orakpo’s right pectoral muscle proved to be true after taking an MRI on Monday. According to multiple reports Orakpo has a torn pectoral muscle which will need surgery, ending his 2014 season. Orakpo injured himself Sunday while attempting to [...]
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Redskins’ Brian Orakpo out for the season with a torn right pectoral

Update: Oct. 20, 2014 12:29 PM For the third time in his career, Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo’s season will be cut short by a torn right pectoral muscle. NFL Network’s Ian Rapport was the first to report the results of the MRI. Previously, Brian Orakpo tore his left pectoral muscle. This year, it’s his right one. Same result, though. Out for the season. #Redskins —...
Via KCM Sports
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Brian Orakpo done in Washington?

LB Brian Orakpo is hurt again.  More alarming, it is an injury to his right pectoral muscle.  Orakpo has already had two previous injuries and surgeries in 2011 and 2012 to his left pectoral muscle.  He will undergo an MRI tomorrow to  determine the extent of the injury. If the MRI reveals a tear, Orakpo will likely be done for the season.  If that is the case, then the 2009...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo Undergoing MRI For Pectoral Injury

Adam Schefter reports that the Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo will undergo an MRI on his pectoral muscle Monday. According to John Keim, there is some concern that Orakpo may have suffered a partial tear of the right pectoral muscle. This is obviously a big concern for Orakpo as he has previously torn his other pectoral muscle and is playing out the 2014 season under the franchise...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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