Announcement made by team about 2-1/2 hours before deadline.
The Washington Redskins are leaning toward using the franchise tag to retain the services of outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, a person with knowledge of the situation said.
The Washington Redskins have re-signed safety Jose Gumbs to a one-year deal, the player confirmed on Monday afternoon.
Deadline is 4 p.m. today.
Teams officials are said to like the linebacker but wonder if retaining the prospective free agent would be wise given the expected price.
That's up from the original projection of about $10.9 million.
Teams notified Friday of final cap figure, which is up $10 million from last season.
Discussions are ongoing between the team and outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, but the Redskins have yet to extend their top pass-rusher an official offer.
It's uncertain, though, that any new rules will be proposed.
Washington announced that it has re-signed defensive lineman Chris Baker to ensure that he doesn't hit the free agent market next week.