Brian Orakpo RUMORS & NEWS

  • Titans reach a deal with Washington’s Brian Orakpo

    Pro Football Talk "Welp, time to update the Free Agent Hot 100 again. One of the few remaining impact players remaining in free agency has changed teams, with Washington outside linebacker Brian Orakpo agreeing to a deal with the Titans, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The Titans were working hard to get a..." March 13

  • Falcons reportedly favorite to land Brian Orakpo

    The Falcoholic "The veteran linebacker may be on his way to Atlanta. Last week, Mike Florio of NBC Sports reported that the Falcons were interested in Brian Orakpo. It appears his information was correct. With free agency slated to (officially) begin Tuesday afternoon, Atlanta has emerged as the front..." March 09

  • Brian Orakpo 'wouldn't mind' joining Dallas Cowboys

    Fox Sports Southwest "Could Brian Orakpo be joining the enemy? According the linebacker for the Washington Redskins (well, until Tuesday), he's open to the idea. Speaking on NFL Network's "NFL AM" Friday, Orakpo made it clear he isn't opposed to joining a Texas team. Yes, even that Texas team. "Man, that's a..." March 07

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    John Keim @john_keim

    FWIW: Was told the #Redskins met with Brian Orakpo's agent at the combine. Team expressed interest in his return. But: Long way to go.

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Brian Orakpo has a torn pectoral muscle, per league source.

  • Brian Orakpo suggests NFL consider reviewing roughing the passer

    ESPN "Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo wants the league to add another play to the list of those that can be reviewed: roughing the passer. And he's not making the push just because of a penalty that was called on his team during Sunday's 17-6 loss to the Houston Texans. The Redskins'..." September 10

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    Zac Boyer @ZacBoyer

    Gruden said Orakpo will be questionable for Sunday. Porter and Jordan are questionable right now. Porter "not looking good."

  • Redskins' Brian Orakpo still hopeful of a long term extension

    CSN Washington "Although Brian Orakpo has already signed his franchise tender, the Redskins’ star outside linebacker remains hopeful that he’ll get a long-term extension prior to next season. “We’ll see, we’ll see,” Orakpo told CSNWashington on Wednesday. “I can’t speak for [General Manager] Bruce [Allen] and..." April 17

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    Mike Jones @MikeJonesWaPo

    #Redskins announce Orakpo has signed his franchise tag tender.

  • Gruden in no hurry to give Orakpo a long-term contract

    CSN Washington "Redskins coach Jay Gruden is in no hurry to get Brian Orakpo, the team’s franchise tagged outside linebacker, a long-term contract. In fact, it might not be something that happens this year. Speaking at the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, Gruden said that he “wouldn’t mind letting him play out..." March 26

  • Redskins seem content on letting Brian Orakpo play under tag

    CBS Sports "Earlier this month, the Redskins used their franchise tag for 2014 on linebacker Brian Orakpo, meaning they would have to pay him $11.45 million if the two sides couldn't agree to a long-term deal. Sounds like Orakpo can expect the $11.45 million. Redskins coach Jay Gruden said at..." March 26

  • Redskins tag Brian Orakpo

    Pro Football Talk "The back-and-forth has been resolved in Washington. The franchise tag will be applied to linebacker Brian Orakpo. The team has announced that Orakpo has gotten the tag. The annual window for doing so closes at 4:00 p.m. ET Monday. Drafted as a defensive end in 2009 when the team used a 4-3..." March 03

  • Falcons sure to monitor Orakpo's status

    ESPN "Surely the Atlanta Falcons will keep a close eye on the news out of both Washington and Buffalo on Monday as NFL teams face the deadline to place the franchise tag on players. If the Redskins decide not to franchise Brian Orakpo at a cost of $11.455 million for 2014, expect the Falcons to at..." March 03

  • Orakpo, Hall, Riley begin contract talks with Redskins, GM says "The Washington Redskins can ill afford to lose star pass rusher Brian Orakpo, and general manager Bruce Allen knows it. Allen revealed Tuesday that the 'Skins have engaged in contract talks with Orakpo's agent, as well as representatives for impending free agents DeAngelo Hall and Perry Riley,..." February 05

  • Redskins' Haslett wants Orakpo, Hall to be re-signed

    CSN Washington "When the Redskins took the field against the Giants late last month, eight starters on defense had one thing in common: they are all set to become a free agent this offseason. That likely means Jim Haslett’s 18th-ranked unit will experience a decent amount of turnover in the coming months as..." January 23

  • Brian Orakpo may have played final game for Redskins

    Pro Football Talk "The only thing the Redskins have to play for at the moment is the chance to avoid giving the Rams the first overall pick in the draft, an effort that won’t include linebacker Brian Orakpo. Orakpo is inactive for Sunday’s game against the Giants because of a groin injury that limited him in..." December 29

  • Orakpo says he's sore, not sure about Sunday

    CSN Washington "Brian Orakpo said he was still sore on Tuesday, two days after tweaking his right groin muscle in the Redskins’ loss to the Cowboys. The outside linebacker also said he’s not sure if he’ll be able to suit up for the season finale against the Giants this Sunday. “[I’m] limited,” Orakpo said...." December 24

  • Nick Barnett tears MCL, Orakpo day-to-day with groin strain

    Washington Post "Backup linebacker Nick Barnett will miss the final game of the season after tearing the medial collateral ligament in his left knee, Coach Mike Shanahan said. Meanwhile, starting right outside linebacker Brian Orakpo is day-to-day with a groin strain. Barnett suffered the injury while playing..." December 23

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    Tarik El-Bashir @TarikCSN

    #Redskins LB Brian Orakpo has been fined $15750 for his roughing passer penalty last week league source says. #RedskinsTalk

  • Brian Orakpo calls ban on grill-style face masks 'disheartening'

    CBS Sports "If you're a fan of the futuristic-looking face masks above we have some bad news for you: The NFL has banned them because they're an oppressive regime that saps originality out of every facet of the game. In corporate speak that sounds like this: The gear is “a prohibited non-standard customized..." August 13

  • Orakpo’s return could transform Redskins’ defense

    Washington Times "A tinted visor hid Brian Orakpo’s eyes as he lowered himself into his two-point athletic stance during one-on-one blocking drills Tuesday. The new gold face mask on his burgundy helmet has so many crossbars that his headgear looks like that of supervillain Bane from the recent Batman..." August 03

  • Redskins said to be intent on signing Brian Orakpo to extension

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins are intent upon extending the contract of linebacker Brian Orakpo, according to a person with knowledge of the team’s plans. That person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said Redskins officials..." July 22

  • No incentive on either side for Orakpo extension

    CSN Washington "There has been some talk in the news about Brian Orakpo’s contract situation lately. Dan Graziano of ESPN paid a visit to Redskins Park and he made the following observation: For whatever it's worth, a week ago I believed the Redskins were likely to try to extend Orakpo this offseason, but..." June 18

  • Orakpo says he’s not focused on contract heading into training camp

    Washington Post "As the Washington Redskins wrapped up their offseason practices this week, linebacker Brian Orakpo said he’s not fretting about his contract situation or focusing on whether any negotiating progress will be made toward a new deal before training camp begins late next month. “I’m not worried..." June 15

  • Redskins Orakpo likes his chances of being Defensive Player of the Year

    Pro Football Talk "Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo’s 2012 season came to an end when he suffered a torn pectoral muscle in Week Two. But Orakpo says he’ll be back and better than ever in 2013. “Defensive Player of the Year is a goal of mine,” Orakpo told USA Today. “I worked extremely hard this offseason..." June 07

  • Orakpo low on the scale of injury concerns

    Real Redskins "Last week we posted on Brian Orakpo and whether or not he was 100 percent recovered from last year’s torn pectoral muscle going into OTAs. After seeing him on Thursday and asking Mike Shanahan about him, there seems to be little doubt that he is fully recovered. “He’s had no setback at all...." May 28

  • Redskins LB Brian Orakpo optimistic about recovery

    Washington Examiner "Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo isn’t worried about his future in Washington; nor is he concerned about his pectoral muscle. And the pec could be tied to any extended stay in Washington. Orakpo, who missed the final 15 games last season after tearing his left pec, said he’s 100 percent and..." May 06

  • Linebacker Brian Orakpo says he's 100-percent

    CSN Washington "Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo says he’s “100-percent” recovered from the torn pectoral muscle that cut short his 2012 season. “Health is great,” Orakpo said Friday evening on Comcast SportsNet during a guest appearance on Redskins Nation. “I’m good, man, I’m feeling great. Rehab has been..." April 13

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