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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.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:34:50 -0800
The Washington Redskins continue to negotiate a new contract with impending free-agent LB Brian Orakpo, but there has been no resolution at this point. The team has until Monday, March 3, to decide whether to place the franchise tag on Orakpo if there is no new contract.
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 16:22:47 -0800
The Washington Redskins continue to talk with impending free-agent LB Brian Orakpo about a new contract, but no timetable has been set at this point. The Redskins still have the option to place the franchise tag on Orakpo if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:31:44 -0800
Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said he is still not sure if the team will use their franchise tag on impending free-agent LB Brian Orakpo if they are not able to reach an agreement.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:13:43 -0800
The Washington Redskins expect negotiations with LB Brian Orakpo to accelerate at the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend. "We're going to have some more conversations with his representative here," general manager Bruce Allen said. "And we'll see where it goes."
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 06:40:38 -0800
The Washington Redskins could use the franchise tag on free-agent OLB Brian Orakpo.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:38:31 -0800
Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said the team has begun contract talks with impending free-agent LBs Brian Orakpo and Perry Riley. The team is not expected to make contract proposals to both players until the end of February.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:43:43 -0800
Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said he hopes the team will be able to re-sign impending free-agent DT Chris Baker, LB Brian Orakpo, LB Perry Riley and CB DeAngelo Hall this offseason.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 00:10:35 -0800
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo is going to the Pro Bowl as a replacement for San Francisco 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks. Orakpo had 10 sacks, his most since getting 11 as a rookie, and the first interception of his career. It is Orakpo's third Pro Bowl selection. He also was chosen for the NFL all-star games after the 2009 and 2010 seasons, his first two years in the league.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 18:31:19 -0800
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo is set to become an unrestricted free-agent this offseason. While he said Sunday, Dec. 29, that he is hopeful of returning, he isn't sure how things will play out. "We'll see, we'll see," Orakpo said. "This whole free agent thing is new to me. You got to understand, every year I was still under contract. I had a great time being a part of the Washington Redskins. I want to continue it, but who knows?"
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:29:43 -0800
The Washington Redskins have declared LB Adrian Robinson, LB Brian Orakpo, CB Chase Minnifield, C J.D. Walton, OG Josh LeRibeus, WR Joshua Morgan, QB Robert Griffin III inactive for Week 17.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:35:40 -0800
Washington Redskins OT Trent Williams was picked for the Pro Bowl roster announced Friday, Dec. 27. WR Pierre Garcon, CB DeAngelo Hall, RB Alfred Morris and LB Brian Orakpo were selected as alternates.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 15:52:35 -0800
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (groin), who is questionable for Week 17, will test himself before the game Sunday, Dec. 29, to see if he can play in the season finale against the New York Giants. "I wouldn't say a long shot, but I have to be realistic with the situation," he said. "If it's not where I want it to be and not healthy then I'm not going to play. But if it is, I'm going to be out there with my teammates for the last game."
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:16:52 -0800
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (groin) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is listed as questionable for Week 17. FB Darrel Young (hamstring) and LB Ryan Kerrigan (wrist) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:02:41 -0800
Washington Redskins LB Robert Jackson likely would start at right outside linebacker Week 17 if LB Brian Orakpo (groin) is not able to play.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:56:03 -0800
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 26. LB Ryan Kerrigan (wrist) and FB Darrel Young (hamstring) both fully practiced.
Wed, 25 Dec 2013 10:54:36 -0800
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 25. FB Darrel Young (hamstring) and LB Ryan Kerrigan (wrist) fully participated in practice. The team did not practice, but the NFL makes teams release a Wednesday injury report, so this is an estimation.
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:25:43 -0800
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shananan said Monday, Dec. 23, that more will be known on the status for LB Brian Orakpo (groin) Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:12:16 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said LB Brian Orakpo (groin) is considered day-to-day because of a groin injury.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 14:33:29 -0800
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (groin) left the Week 16 game against the Dallas Cowboys due to a strained right groin.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 00:56:58 -0800
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo has 5 1/2 sacks in his last five games.
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 06:41:51 -0800
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo is getting his groove back during a late season stretch that has seen him have success. "Just really getting my groove back as far as the way I'm playing," the fifth-year veteran said. "That's all, just getting my feet wet again. Stuff is starting to gel a lot better. The beginning of the season was getting the rust off. Whenever you're coming off of injury, you've got a lot of rust on you and a lot of kinks you have to work out as far as getting the feel. Now I'm getting back in my playing style."
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:04:48 -0800
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo picked up his 36th career sack in the Week 12 game against the San Francisco 49ers, moving him into sole possession of fifth place on the team's all-time sacks list.
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:30:05 -0800
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo is not worried about his contract. Or how many sacks he gets. Orakpo said the contract stuff will work itself out in the offseason. "Look, we're three and five, that contract stuff we'll worry about it later," he said. "I'm not really concerned with it right now. I'm just trying to win games, man, trying to get to these playoffs. That's all. And then it will make their decision a lot easier for myself and for the coaches."
Sat, 26 Oct 2013 07:13:43 -0700
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo was fined $15,750 for a personal foul in the team's Week 7 game.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 11:17:56 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson is set to make his first career start in Week 1 against the Washington Redskins Monday, Sept. 9. He is expected to be tested early and often working against Redskins LBs Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo.
Sat, 24 Aug 2013 12:12:55 -0700
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (thigh) will play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 24, despite a thigh bruise.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:04:29 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (quadriceps) could play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 16, if there is no setback, according to head coach Mike Shanahan. Orakpo's injury is not believed to be serious.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 08:32:28 -0700
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (thigh) is out of practice Friday, Aug. 16, and on the stationary bike.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:35:20 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (quadriceps) is dealing with a right quadriceps bruise.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:23:58 -0700
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (leg) left practice early Thursday, Aug. 15, with a leg issue.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:22:37 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Washington Redskins are not in a rush to sign LB Brian Orakpo, and want to wait and see how the 2013 season plays out.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:15:56 -0700
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (pectoral) is making his way back from a torn pectoral muscle suffered last season, and the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, against the Tennessee Titans will be his first game action since the regular season opener in 2012. "I haven't been out here in a while as far as live competition," Orakpo said Wednesday, Aug. 7. "So I'm a little more excited than most people. I'm gonna go out here and just try and do what I can."
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:36:16 -0700
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo looks good in practice, with no apparent carryover from the pectoral tear he suffered in 2012.
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:25:55 -0700
The Washington Redskins want to sign LB Brian Orakpo to a contract extension before he can become a free agent next offseason. It is not known if the two sides are actively negotiating a contract at this point.
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 20:56:53 -0700
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (pectoral) is not worried about his contract expiring after this season, saying it will take care of itself.
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 09:39:18 -0700
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (pectoral) said he would like to win Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 after missing most of last season with a torn pectoral muscle he suffered in Week 2.
Thu, 30 May 2013 13:14:07 -0700
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (pectoral) said he feels fresh, and is fully healthy. "I feel fresh," Orakpo said after the sixth out of nine organized team activity sessions. "I feel great. I'm 100 percent. They're not holding me back. I'm out here doing my thing. It (stinks) to miss a year, but when you miss a year, you get to rejuvenate your body, let everything else that was nagging you heal up (too). It's kind of a gift and curse."
Fri, 24 May 2013 10:15:44 -0700
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (pectoral) hasn't had any setback in his rehab this offseason. "He's had no setback at all. He's been going full speed over the last four weeks. He looks as good as ever. Hopefully he can keep that up… He was hurt last year. You could see that soreness in there. Right now, you can tell it's completely healed and we'll keep our fingers crossed that there's no setback," head coach Mike Shanahan said.
Fantasy Tip: If Orakpo returns 100 percent healthy this year, and there's nothing saying he shouldn't be able to do so, he'll be a top-tier linebacker in IDP leagues.
Thu, 23 May 2013 18:38:51 -0700
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (pectoral) and DT Chris Neild (knee) were able to fully participate in organized team activities Thursday, May 23.
Mon, 20 May 2013 15:26:41 -0700
Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said LB Brian Orakpo (pectoral) participated in the organized team activities Monday, May 20.