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98 Brian Orakpo OLB
Height/Weight: 6-4/257 | Birthdate: 7/31/1986 | Birthplace: Houston, TX, USA | Team: Washington | College: Texas | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 15/7
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Brian Orakpo expects to play Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1:33 pm ET) Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo said X-rays were negative on his injured finger, according to CSNWashington.com. He is waiting to hear if he suffered ligament damage, but he expects to play Thursday against the Giants.

Ryan Clark, Brian Orakpo able to play


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Redskins defensive back Ryan Clark (foot) and linebacker Brian Orakpo (ankle) are both in uniform for Week 3 against the Eagles, after being considered probable for the game. 

Five from defense on Washington injury report


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) The Redskins could be without two players from the defensive side of the ball in Week 3 against the Eagles, as defensive lineman Kedric Golston (groin) is listed on the injury report as doubtful while linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee) and defensive back Tracy Porter (hamstring) were ruled out.

The team has just two other players listed on the injury report for Week 3 on defense, and both are expected to play. Linebacker Brian Orakpo (neck) and defensive back Ryan Clark (foot) both got through the week in practice and are officially probable for Sunday. 


Washington defense dominates in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) The Redskins pass rush dominated the Jaguars in a 41-10 win in Week 2, as seven different players go to the quarterback.

Ryan Kerrigan led the way with four sacks in the game, while both Perry Riley and Jason Hatcher added 1.5 sacks. Brian Orakpo and Frank Kearse also added a sack each, while Ryan Clark and Keenan Robinson got into it with a half-sack each. The team took Chad Henne down 10 times in the blowout win.


Two in, one out on Washington defense


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo is active for Week 2 against the Jaguars, despite being considered questionable for the game with an ankle injury. Orakpo also played through the injury last week, finishing with four tackles.

Defensive lineman Kedric Golston (groin) and safety Duke Ihenacho (ankle) also found themselves on the injury report, but only one was able to play. Golston is inactive for Sunday's game, while Ihenacho is in uniform and expected to make his team debut.


Brian Orakpo practices, still questionable


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo was upgraded to a full participant in practice Friday, but his status for Week 2 against the Jaguars is still somewhat up in the air. He is officially questionable with an ankle inury for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. 

Brian Orakpo makes it into lineup Week 1


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo was cleared to play Week 1 at Houston after being listed as questionable on the injury report due to an ankle injury. He practiced in full Friday after limited reps Wednesday and Thursday.

Redskins have four players listed on final injury report before Week 1


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) The Redskins have listed only four players on their injury report Friday heading into their Sunday opener against Houston. Only cornerback Tracy Porter (hamstring) and linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee) have been ruled out.

Deemed questionable are linebacker Brian Orakpo (ankle) and Jordan Reed (thumb). That said, both players were able to practice in full on Friday.


Brian Orakpo declares himself a go for season opener


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo has confirmed that he will again be limited Thursday in practice, per CSNWashington.com. But he added that he is set to play in the regular season opener in Houston.

Orakpo contributed to a career-high 60 tackles in 2013 and racked up 10 sacks.


Brian Orakpo limited Wednesday, two others miss practice


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, the team announced. Linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee) and cornerback Tracy Porter (hamstring) missed practice completely.

Brian Orakpo exits game with ankle injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Washington linebacker Brian Orakpo left Saturday's preseason game against Baltimore with an ankle injury. Orakpo sustained the injury in the first half and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. After the game, head coach Jay Gruden told reporters that the injury is believed to be minor.

Deal unlikely between Redskins, Brian Orakpo


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) It's very unlikely the Redskins and franchise player Brian Orakpo will reach a longterm contract agreement by Tuesday's deadline at 4 p.m. ET, reports CSNWashington.com. If there's no agreement, the Pro Bowl outside linebacker will play this season under a one-year, $11.45 million deal.

Brian Orakpo still hoping for longterm deal


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2014) Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo, who signed his franchise tender worth over $11 million for 2014, is still hoping to sign a longterm deal with the team. 

"I obviously still want something done. Hopefully sooner than later because I just don’t want to be in a situation where, I don’t know, this stuff lingers throughout the season and is an issue," Orakpo told the Washington Post.

"Hopefully my best interest is their best interest and we get something done. But who knows? It is a business and I have to look out for myself as well. I came into this offseason. I didn’t want any distractions. We dealt with that. Y’all guys are tired of that from last season. I know I am. I wanted to be on the positive side and be here for my teammates, which is the most important thing."


Brian Orakpo signs his franchise tender


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/27/2014) Linebacker Brian Orakpo signed his franchise tender with the Redskins on Thursday, the team announced. He is guaranteed to make over $11 million in 2014 and be a free agent again in 2015. 

Orakpo had 10 sacks and his first career interception and touchdown last season. 


All franchise tags of the non-exclusive variety


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) The four players who got franchised -- the Saints' Jimmy Graham, the Panthers' Greg Hardy, the Jets' Nick Folk and the Redskins' Brian Orakpo -- all received non-exclusive tags. That means they can sign offer sheets with any team.

However, the signing teams would have to give up two first-round draft picks if the tagging team decided not to match. It's highly unlikely any team would give up that much, even for superstars like Graham or Hardy.


Six players get tagged for 2014


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) Eight players received the franchise tag in 2013. This year, four players got franchised and two drew the transition tag, which had not been used since 2011.

Getting the franchise tag were Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, Jets kicker Nick Folk, Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy and Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo. Browns center Alex Mack and Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds were designated as transition players. 

The deadline for tagging players passed at 4 p.m. ET.


Brian Orakpo still hopeful about long-term deal


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) Although the Redskins slapped the 2014 franchise tag on him, outside linebacker Brian Orakpo said he remains hopeful the sides can work out a long-term deal by the July 15 deadline, reports the Washington Post. Orakpo said he was encouraged the team used the tag to keep him.

However, NFL Network reports Orakpo has no plans to sign his franchise tender now. As long as he doesn't sign it, Orakpo will not have to report for OTAs.


Only four players tagged so far


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) With the 4 p.m. ET deadline approaching, only four teams have applied the franchise tag for 2014. The Saints tagged tight end Jimmy Graham, the Jets tagged kicker Nick Folk, the Panthers tagged defensive end Greg Hardy and the Redskins tagged outside linebacker Brian Orakpo.

Eight players received the franchise tag last year.


Brian Orakpo tag could lead to fight


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) When the Redskins tagged Brian Orakpo, they tagged him at his current position of outside linebacker. But he was drafted as a defensive end in 2009 when Washington played a 4-3 defense, notes ProFootballTalk.com.

The NFL Players Association could argue Orakpo is a defensive end, a tag that would pay him $13.116 million instead of the $11.455 million tag for linebackers.


Redskins place franchise tag on Brian Orakpo


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) The Redskins slapped the franchise tag on outside linebacker Brian Orakpo. The team will pay the three-time Pro Bowler $11.455 million for 2014.

Orakpo, 27, led Washington with 10 sacks last season. The team can continue negotiating a long-term deal with him until July 15.


Report: Redskins prepared to tag Brian Orakpo


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) The Redskins want to sign Brian Orakpo to a long-term contract but are prepared to tag the Pro Bowl linebacker if the sides don't reach a deal by the 4 p.m. ET deadline, reports ESPN's Ed Werder. It's the latest in a series of conflicting reports about Orakpo.

Tagging Brian Orakpo 'a really close call'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2014) With the Monday deadline to use the franchise tag fast approaching, a member of the Redskins' organization told the Washington Post it's "a really close call" whether the team uses the tag on outside linebacker Brian Orakpo. Tagging Orakpo would cost Washington $11.455 million for 2014.

Orakpo, 27, led the team with 10 sacks last season while making his third Pro Bowl. If he's not tagged and the sides can't agree on a long-term deal, Orakpo will hit unrestricted free agency March 11.


Speculation: Brian Orakpo likely heading for free agency


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2014) Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo is destined for free agency, CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason LaCanfora has speculated. A franchise tag of $11 million for Orakpo would likely preclude the team from filling its many holes at other positions.

Orakpo registered 10 sacks last season and is averaging 9.5 in four full seasons.


No resolution between Redskins, Brian Orakpo


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Negotiations between the Redskins and outside linebacker Brian Orakpo are continuing, but there's been no resolution, reports the Washington Post. The team could put the franchise tag on Orakpo if the stalemate continues.

He's scheduled to hit free agency March 11.


Brian Orakpo 'a top priority' for Redskins


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2014) The Redskins are talking to Brian Orakpo's reps in an effort to re-sign the outside linebacker before free agency opens March 11. He's coming off his third Pro Bowl appearance.

"He’s a top priority for us. We’d love to get Brian back," coach Jay Gruden told the team's website. "Obviously, we have a lot of respect for what Brian has done as a Washington Redskin. We hope to get him back next year, no question."