• Brian Orakpo signs his franchise-tag deal

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Mar 27, 2014
    Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo ended the suspense. Yesterday, the Redskins were up-front about their willingness to let outside linebacker Brian Orakpo play out the year on the franchise tag. Tagging him was as much sitting on an asset as anything, as it’s clear Gruden’s not in a hurry to commit long-term dollars to Orakpo until he’s had a chance to see him first. 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].” “We’d l...
    • Brian Orakpo signs franchise tender

      Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo ended the suspense. He signed his one-year franchise tag tender Thursday morning. Orakpo, coming off a 10-sack season, will receive $11.45 million this season. Whether or not he receives a long-term deal remai…
      Source: ESPN.com

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