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OLB Brian Orakpo said his preference is to "absolutely" re-sign with the Redskins.
Orakpo's rookie contract is up after this season and he's going to be a hot commodity if he reaches the open market. The 27-year-old edge rusher has 38 sacks in his first 61 NFL games, including 5.5 in the last four outings. The Redskins will have the cap space to bring back Orakpo if they wish as their penalty from spending in an uncapped year expires.
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Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo was fined $15,750 by the NFL for an illegal hit on Josh McCown in Week 7.
Orakpo unloaded on McCown and went high before driving him into the ground. In 2011, Orakpo was fined $15,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Michael Vick. He's not in danger of an NFL suspension, although SS Brandon Meriweather has been banned for Week 8 for an accumulation of illegal hits. The Redskins aren't just playing bad defense, they're playing dirty defense.
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Redskins coach Mike Shanahan wouldn't rule out that OLB Brian Orakpo (thigh) could be held out of Monday's preseason game.
Orakpo suffered a bruised thigh in Thursday's practice, but it's not a major concern. The Redskins will continue to evaluate him on a day-to-day basis.
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The Redskins' organization has been buzzing about the camp OLB Brian Orakpo is having.
Per CBS' Jason La Canfora, Orakpo rarely "had his way" with LT Trent Williams in the past. During this camp, the tables have turned. Orakpo, who is in a contract year and finally fully healthy, is a realistic candidate for double-digit sacks.
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The Washington Post reports the Redskins are "intent" on signing OLB Brian Orakpo to a long-term contract "well before" he hits 2014 free agency.
Smartly -- a description used far more often nowadays in D.C. under the Bruce Allen/Mike Shanahan regime -- the Redskins are trying to lock up Orakpo before his price tag skyrockets. It's shrewd business because Orakpo is coming off a lost season and his value is at a low, whereas it'll be at a high if he dominates in his contract year. It's unclear whether Orakpo is willing to bet on himself. He's been oft-injured in each of the past two seasons.
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Coach Mike Shanahan said OLB Brian Orakpo (pectoral) "looks as good as ever."
Orakpo tore his pectoral in Week 2 last season, landing on injured reserve. He's now 100 percent. "He's had no setback at all," Shanahan said. "He's been going full speed over the last four weeks. He looks as good as ever. Right now, you can tell it's completely healed and we'll keep our fingers crossed that there's no setback." Orakpo has 30 sacks in his first 49 NFL games.
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Going into the final year of his rookie contract, Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo says the sides have yet to discuss an extension.
This, after CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported in February that the Redskins would make "every effort" to lock Orakpo up this offseason. The No. 13 pick of the 2009 draft, Orakpo has been a stalwart pass-rusher, but the Redskins have to be a bit leery of a high-dollar, long-term commitment after Orakpo tore his left pectoral twice in as many years. Orakpo has insisted he's 100 percent after missing all but two games last season, and said he's not having any "aches and pains."
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Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo says he's "100-percent" recovered from the torn pectoral muscle that cut short his 2012 season.
Orakpo originally injured his left shoulder/pectoral muscle in the 2011 season finale. He tweaked the injury during the 2012 preseason, then suffered a tear in a different part of the muscle while sacking Rams quarterback Sam Bradford in Week 2. Orakpo graded out as the No. 7 outside linebacker at Pro Football Focus for 2011.