The new Redskins coaching staff is expected to allow Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan to rush the quarterback more often this season.
Redskins signed OLB Brian Orakpo to his one-year, $11.455 million franchise tender.
Coach Jay Gruden hinted that the Redskins will not work out a long-term deal with franchise player Brian Orakpo prior to the season.
Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo expressed no displeasure with his franchise tag on Monday, and hopes to sign a long-term deal with Washington.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Brian Orakpo has "no plans" to sign his franchise tender, and it "may be a while."
Redskins assigned the franchise tag to OLB Brian Orakpo.
ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure expects the team to keep a "close eye" on free agent Brian Orakpo's situation in D.C.
Updating a previous item, ESPN's Ed Werder says the Redskins are prepared to use the franchise tag on OLB Brian Orakpo.
CBS' Jason La Canfora says free agent OLB Brian Orakpo is unlikely to get the franchise tag before Monday's 4pm ET deadline.
The Washington Post reports the Redskins have not yet decided whether to make the financial commitment necessary to keep free agent OLB Brian Orakpo.
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora "would be very surprised" if free agent OLB Brian Orakpo didn't hit the open market.
The Washington Post reports the Redskins have yet to officially offer free agent OLB Brian Orakpo a contract.
ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim wouldn't rule out free agent OLB Brian Orakpo reaching the open market.
ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim considers the franchise tag a "strong option" for free agent OLB Brian Orakpo.