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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:04:24 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said he wants LB Brian Orakpo rushing the quarterback more often this season. "We want to get Brian rushing more than he has in the past, especially on third down," Gruden said. "Turn him loose, meaning also that when he has his hand down and he's rushing, he needs to rush. There's sometimes he's just peeking around and not getting up the field. Brian Baker ... will help him out quite a bit."
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:17:32 -0700
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo has signed his franchise tender.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:13:31 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden indicated the team may allow LB Brian Orakpo to play under the franchise tag tender next season in order for the coaches to evaluate him before the team gives him a long-term deal. "We'd like to get him here for as many years as we can, but right now I wouldn't mind letting him play out this franchise tag and see what happens," Gruden said. "He's a talented player. I think he can do a little bit better. [We] can ask more of him where he could be more productive as far as getting his hand down and rushing more instead of dropping [into pass coverage] quite so much. We have high hopes for Brian and whether the deal gets done or not, we know he'll be a big part of our success [in 2014]."
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:12:59 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Washington Redskins designated LB Brian Orakpo as a linebacker when they placed the franchise tag on him, but Orakpo could seek to be designated as a defensive end.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:35:40 -0800
Washington Redskins franchise free-agent LB Brian Orakpo has no plans on signing his franchise tag tender offer at this time. The two sides have not had any recent negotiations about a long-term contract.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:00:17 -0800
The Washington Redskins have place their franchise tag on impending free-agent LB Brian Orakpo.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:20:53 -0800
Contrary to a previous report, the Washington Redskins appear prepared to place the franchise tag on impending free-agent LB Brian Orakpo if they aren't able to reach a long-term extension with him before the deadline Monday, March 3, according to a league source. Orakpo would make just under $11.5 million with the franchise tag.
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 18:25:32 -0800
The Washington Redskins are not expected to place the franchise tag on impending free-agent LB Brian Orakpo if they do not sign him to a contract before the deadline Monday, March 3. The team is not close to a contract agreement with Orakpo at this point.
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 15:58:53 -0800
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo may argue that he is entitled to a franchise tag as a defensive end if the team decides to place the franchise tag on him. The cost of franchising a defensive end this year is $13.116 million. The team is describing the decision on whether to franchise Orakpo as "a really close call."
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:07:20 -0800
The Washington Redskins continue to discuss a new deal with LB Brian Orakpo, but there has been no official offer made by the team.
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