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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...
Via Pro Football Zone
4 hours ago  |  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 —...
Via Pro Football Zone
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Here’s how Jim Haslett will make the Redskins a Top Ten defense in 2014

This season, the overgrown orangutan will finally loosen its grip and climb down from Jim Haslett’s back. Call me an optimist. Call me a dolt. You make the call. Haslett’s zone-heavy looks have experienced its share of ups and downs these past five years. More downs than up—the coordinator’s 3-4 base scheme has suffered from a lack of talent— which led them to endure...
Via cover32 - Redskins
20 hours ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins sign Ryan Clark

The Washington Redskins have added Ryan Clark to their secondary. The former Pittsburgh Steelers safety has reportedly agreed to terms with the Redskins. Redskins agreed to terms with ex-Steeler safety Ryan Clark, per club source. He’ll be coming in shortly. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 31, 2014 Ryan Clark had agreed to terms on a 1yr deal with the Skins. Expected to start...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  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...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo Signs Franchise Tender

  The Washington Redskins announced that OLB Brian Orakpo officially signed his franchise tender on Thursday. 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 will make $11.455 million fully guaranteed for the 2014 season. New HC Jay...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins seem content on letting Brian Orakpo play under tag

Earlier this month, the Redskins used their franchise tag for 2014 on linebacker Brian Orakpo, meaning they would have to pay him $11.45 million if the two sides couldn't agree to a long-term deal. Sounds like Orakpo can expect the $11.45 million. Redskins coach Jay Gruden said at Wednesday's owners' meetings that he's not opposed to simply letting Orakpo play under...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins might have Brian Orakpo play under the franchise tag in 2014

  Redskins head coach Jay Gruden told reporters at the NFL owners meetings that they might have linebacker Brian Orakpo play the 2014 season under the franchise tag before they commit to signing hint to a lucrative long-term deal. “I wouldn’t mind letting him play out this franchise tag and see what happens,” Gruden said, via John Keim of ESPN.com. “He’s a talented player...
Via Pro Football Zone
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Gruden, Redskins in no rush to extend Brian Orakpo

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden is in no rush to lock up Brian Orakpo, who was franchised this offseason. “I wouldn’t mind letting him play out this franchise tag and see what happens,” Gruden said, via ESPN.com. “He’s a talented player. I think he can do a little better, we can ask more of him to where he could be more productive. … We have high hopes for Brian...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins May Hold Off On A Long-Term Contract For OLB Brian Orakpo

  New Redskins HC Jay Gruden told reporters on Wednesday that he would be fine with OLB Brian Orakpo playing out the 2014 season under the franchise. “I wouldn’t mind letting him play out this franchise tag and see what happens,” Gruden said, via ESPN.com. “He’s a talented player. I think he can do a little better, we can ask more of him to where he could be more productive...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Gruden in no hurry to give Orakpo a long-term contract

Redskins coach Jay Gruden is in no hurry to get Brian Orakpo, the team’s franchise tagged outside linebacker, a long-term contract. In fact, it might not be something that happens this year. Speaking at the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, Gruden said that he “wouldn’t mind letting him play out his franchise tag” before committing to him for a number of years. Keeping Orakpo...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Gruden makes changes on O-line, praises RG3

Speaking to reporters at the NFC coaches breakfast during the NFL meetings in Orlando, Florida, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden laid out a few details about the future of the team in 2014. Gruden was generous in his praise of QB Robert Griffin III, calling him ”a great kid. Young, eager.” The coach said he and RG3 have plenty of work to do, but he also wants Griffin...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
21 days ago  |  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...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL stars Orakpo, Charles on the bench for Spurs against Heat

The San Antonio Spurs had some extra support on the bench against the Miami Heat on Thursday night, but they didn't need any extra help on the court in the 111-87 rout. Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo just enjoyed a front-row seat next to Tim Duncan and the Spurs in their beatdown of LeBron James and the defending...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 07, 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 as...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Washington Redskins manage to avoid the cellar, barely

Moves are starting to be made. With free agency just a week away, NFL teams are deciding which players on their current roster are worth keeping, and which ones can test the waters of the open market. As a result, some teams have already strengthened themselves, while others have taken a step backwards before the offseason has hardly started. The first dominoes have fallen, setting...
Via cover32 - Redskins
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins use Franchise tag on Brian Orakpo

Redskins use Franchise tag on Brian Orakpo For weeks a lot of the conversation surrounding the Washington Redskins have centered around whether or not the Redskins should use the franchise tag on Brian Orakpo, sign him to a long-term deal or let the veteran test free agency. With the deadline for designating players for the [...]
Via HTTR4LIFE.COM
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins used non-exclusive tag with Brian Orakpo, he can sign with another team

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; According to Chris Russell of ESPN 980,  the Redskins used the non-exclusive franchise tag on linebacker Brian Orakpo.  He’s able to shop himself around and sign with another team, but that team will likely have to give up two first round picks. Sources says the #Redskins used the "...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo doesn’t plan on signing his franchise tag right now

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo doesn’t plan on signing his franchise tag. What is next for #Redskins pass-rusher Brian Orakpo? I’m told he has no plans to sign the franchise tag as of now. May be a while. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins use franchise tag on Brian Orakpo, LB encouraged

getty images Unable to work out a deal before the 4 pm ET deadline on Monday, the Washington Redskins used the franchise tag on linebacker Brian Orakpo. Orakpo, 27, is hoping to cash in after a strong finish to the 2013 season. He finished the season with 60 tackles, 10 sacks an interception and two fumble recoveries. Now that the Redskins have tagged Orakpo the linebacker has made...
Via Tireball.com
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Brian Orakpo Has ‘No Plans’ To Sign Franchise Tag

The Washington Redskins decided to assign the franchise tag to OLB Brian Orakpo on Monday, but the three-time Pro Bowler has ”no plans” to sign the franchise tender, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports. Photo Credit: Redskins.com What is next for #Redskins pass-rusher Brian Orakpo? I’m told he has no plans to sign the franchise tag as of now. May be a while. — Ian Rapoport...
Via Gridiron Grit
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins Place Franchise Tag on Orakpo

Unwilling to let their premier free agent hit the open market next week, the Washington Redskins wisely placed the franchise tag on OLB Brian Orakpo after failing to reach a long-term contract agreement. The Redskins used the non-exclusive franchise tag on Orakpo, meaning he can negotiate with other teams and even sign a contract and leave for another team. However, that team would...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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