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Latest Brian Orakpo Items
The Redskins have made Brian Orakpo their franchise player. But that's just the start of the process, not the ending. Here's what's next.
The Redskins have given Brian Orakpo their franchise tag, meaning that the linebacker is set to earn $11.4 million this season.
The Washington Redskins placed a franchise tag on three-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Brian Orakpo on Monday, all but ensuring he will remain with the team next season.
The Redskins announced Monday that they have placed the non-exclusive franchise designation on the outside linebacker, meaning they will tender him a one-year contract offer worth $11.455 million.
The Redskins went from being in great shape when it comes to cap space to being a bit pinched after franchise tagging Brian Orakpo.
If Brian Orakpo leaves the Redskins, Rob Jackson would be a logical candidate to replace him. So why hasn't the team started contract talks with him yet?
According to a report the Redskins are leaning towards giving Brian Orakpo the franchise tag if they can't reach a contract extension today.
In the next 24 hours we will get an indication of whether or not Brian Orakpo will remain a Redskin.
CSNWashington's Tarik El-Bashir looks at what the Skins should do with Brian Orakpo.