The Insider: Brian Orakpo


Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Brian Orakpo signs franchise tag tender

The Redskins announced that outside linebacker Brian Orakpo has signed his one-year franchise player tender.

By Mike Jones  |  10:14 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, outside linebackers

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Redskins plan to use ‘new toy’ Hatcher in a variety of ways

Defensive lineman Jason Hatcher will not be restricted to just one position.

By Mike Jones  |  07:30 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brian Orakpo, Chris Baker, defensive line, Jason Hatcher, Jay Gruden, Jim Haslett, pass rush, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Gruden inclined to let Orakpo play season under franchise tag

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden says he’s inclined to let Brian Orakpo play out his franchise tag this season.

By Mike Jones  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Baker, Brian Orakpo, Jay Gruden, outside linebackers

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Highlights from breakfast with Redskins Coach Jay Gruden

Taking questions for an hour, the first-year head coach discussed a wide range of topics from the QB to his staff and everything in between.

By Mike Jones  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Kotwica, Brian Baker, Brian Orakpo, Chris Foerster, Chris Thompson, Jay Gruden, josh leribeus, Kirk Cousins, Kirk Olivadotti, Kory Lichtensteiger, news conferences, Offensive line, owners meetings, Phillip Thomas, Robert Griffin III, Shawn Lauvao, video

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Redskins mailbag: Orakpo’s tag impact, remaining needs, and more

It should be an interesting couple of weeks as the Redskins try to overhaul their roster.

By Mike Jones  |  12:27 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Mailbag, Perry Riley Jr.

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Orakpo encouraged by Redskins move to use franchise tag on him

Linebacker expressed encouragement about his standing with the Redskins and optimism over his future.

By Mike Jones  |  03:02 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, free agency, outside linebackers

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Redskins apply franchise player tag to Brian Orakpo (updated)

Announcement made by team about 2-1/2 hours before deadline.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  01:48 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins free agents

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Update: Redskins using franchise tag on Orakpo

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.

By Mike Jones  |  01:18 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, free agency

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Redskins have not yet told Orakpo he’s been tagged or will be tagged

Deadline is 4 p.m. today.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 03/01/2014

Redskins in final deliberations over ‘really close call’ on keeping Brian Orakpo

Teams officials are said to like the linebacker but wonder if retaining the prospective free agent would be wise given the expected price.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  05:41 PM ET, 03/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins free agents

Posted at 08:56 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Franchise-player deal for Brian Orakpo would be worth nearly $11.5 million

That’s up from the original projection of about $10.9 million.

By Mark Maske  |  08:56 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins free agency

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Redskins have yet to extend offer to Orakpo as franchise tag deadline nears

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.

By Mike Jones  |  12:33 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, free agency, outside linebackers

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Brian Orakpo, Redskins ‘still talking’ but no resolution yet

The deadline for NFL teams to use the franchise player tag is Monday.

By Mark Maske  |  11:59 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Free agents

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 02/23/2014

No resolution yet for Brian Orakpo, Redskins but contract talks ongoing

General Manager Bruce Allen had said he’d meet with Orakpo’s agent in Indianapolis at the NFL scouting combine.

By Mark Maske  |  05:58 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins free agents

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Bruce Allen: Redskins haven’t decided if they’ll use franchise tag on Brian Orakpo

The Redskins general manager says team hasn’’t decided whether to use the franchise tag to retain the outside linebacker if they can’t reach a long-term deal

By Mike Jones  |  11:54 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Bruce Allen, free agency, outside linebackers

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 02/17/2014

Two-week window for NFL teams to use franchise player tags begins today

Linebacker is the Redskins’ top candidate for designation as franchise tag period begins.

By Mark Maske  |  10:11 AM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins free agents

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 02/06/2014

How much cap space will the Redskins need to retain players?

It sounds like the team has a lot of cap space, until you factor in what it might cost to retain their own free agents.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:15 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Chris Baker, contracts, DeAngelo Hall, Perry Riley Jr.

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Offseason questions: Should the Redskins re-sign Brian Orakpo?

Over the next month, we’ll take a look at some of the team’s most pressing offseason decisions. Up first: the future of outside linebacker Brian Orakpo.

By Mike Jones  |  11:03 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, offseason questions

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Redskins trio falls short at Pro Bowl

The Washington Redskins’ three Pro Bowl players fell short in their quest for a victory as Team Sanders lost 22-21 to Team Rice in Hawaii on Sunday night.

By Mike Jones  |  10:05 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Brian Orakpo, Pro Bowl, Trent Williams

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Haslett welcomes fresh start, stresses need to re-sign Orakpo and others

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett expressed optimism about the direction of the franchise and its ability to quickly rebound.

By Mike Jones  |  06:25 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Defense, Free agents, Jim Haslett, Senior Bowl

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Brian Orakpo headed to third Pro Bowl

Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo will make his third Pro Bowl appearance, the team confirmed on Tuesday.

By Mike Jones  |  02:58 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Brian Orakpo, Pro Bowl, Trent Williams

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/16/2014

How big a contract should Brian Orakpo get?

POLL | Brian Orakpo is about to become a free agent. What kind of contract can the Redskins expect to offer him to retain him? Weigh in with your prediction.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, Free agents, outside linebackers, poll, Rob Jackson, video

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 12/29/2013

Brian Orakpo, Josh Morgan among Redskins inactives vs. Giants

The Redskins will be without their top pass-rusher, linebacker Brian Orakpo, as they close out the season today. Wide receiver Josh Morgan is also inactive.

By Mike Jones  |  11:49 AM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Chase Minnifield, inactives, josh leribeus, Josh Morgan, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, Week 17

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 12/27/2013

Brian Orakpo remains unsure if he’ll play in Sunday’s finale

Redskins linebacker, listed as questionable with groin injury, says he’s had ‘a very productive year’ individually heading into free agency.

By Mark Maske  |  03:01 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, Injuries, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 17

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 12/26/2013

Orakpo misses practice with groin injury

Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo missed Thursday’s practice with the groin injury that he suffered in last Sunday’s game.

By Mike Jones  |  02:55 PM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Injuries, Jim Haslett, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Giants, video, Week 17

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 12/23/2013

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

Linebacker Nick Barnett will miss the final game of the season after tearing the medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Meanwhile, outside linebacker Brian Orakpo is day-to-day with a groin strain.

By Mike Jones  |  05:20 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Injuries, inside linebackers, Nick Barnett, outside linebackers, practice squad, Week 17

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Where to begin rebuilding Redskins: Defense, position by position

Mark Bullock takes a look at who from the defense should stay or be upgraded or replaced, regardless of if the Redskins run a 3-4, 4-3 or hybrid system.

By Mark Bullock  |  01:59 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, barry cofield, brandon jenkins, Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, Chris Baker, cornerbacks, Darryl Tapp, David Amerson, DeAngelo Hall, Defense, defensive line, EJ Biggers, inside linebackers, Jarvis Jenkins, Josh Wilson, Nick Barnett, outside linebackers, Perry Riley, Reed Doughty, Rob Jackson, Ryan Kerrigan, Safeties, Stephen Bowen, The Outsider, Week 17

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Jim Haslett on Brian Orakpo: Pay the man

Redskins linebacker has made a case for himself while racking up seven sacks in the last six games and averaging 5.3 tackles an outing in that stretch.

By Mike Jones  |  02:46 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Redskins, Cowboys sing London Fletcher’s praises

When London Fletcher announced Wednesday that he expects to retire following this season, teammates and opponents had reactions.

By Mike Jones  |  01:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brian Orakpo, leadership, London Fletcher, Perry Riley, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Kerrigan, Santana Moss, Week 16

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Falcons

There was some good and plenty of bad to be taken from the game. But ultimately, it had more to do with Kirk Cousins’s performance than anything.

By Mike Jones  |  12:55 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Kirk Cousins, observations, Redskins vs. Falcons, Week 15

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Brian Orakpo continues to accumulate sacks

Linebacker’s day against Atlanta helps him reach 10 for the season.

By Mark Maske  |  08:08 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Falcons, video, Week 15

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Redskins players defend Shanahan, take blame for loss

Following his 10th loss, the coach said he didn’t have his players prepared well enough to win the game. But a number of Shanahan’s players disagreed with that notion.

By Mike Jones  |  07:30 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Kory Lichtensteiger, Mike Shanahan, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Santana Moss, Week 14

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Redskins should re-sign Brian Orakpo and Perry Riley, according to London Fletcher

Young linebackers are ‘cornerstones that you need to keep around,’ Fletcher says.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, free agency, inside linebackers, London Fletcher, outside linebackers, Perry Riley, Week 14

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Brian Orakpo says his preference remains to re-sign with Redskins

‘Right now this is home,’ said the linebacker, a potential free agent this offseason.

By Mark Maske  |  04:35 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, outside linebackers, Salary cap, Week 14

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 11/30/2013

Brian Orakpo getting his groove back during late-season stretch

The Redskins outside linebacker is in the midst of one of the most productive stretches of his five-year career.

By Mike Jones  |  08:30 AM ET, 11/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Brian Orakpo is diversifying and improving his game

It might be a lost season, but Brian Orakpo is improving, using his smarts and not just athletic ability to derail plays against the 49ers. Mark Bullock takes a look at a few, and then asks via poll if Orakpo should be re-signed.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:16 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, outside linebackers, poll, Redskins vs. 49ers, The Outsider, Week 13

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/28/2013

Orakpo: Redskins must remain unified, block out distractions

As his team comes off of a week of off-field controversies, Orakpo said the team must block out distractions that could prove divisive.

By Mike Jones  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, locker room, Week 13

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Inconsistent play the only consistent element this season for Redskins

As the Washington Redskins stumbled through another demoralizing defeat, the exhibited one of the few constants that has manifested itself this season, and that was an inability to play with any sense of consistency.

By Mike Jones  |  03:22 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, news conferences, Reed Doughty, Week 13

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Redskins position-by-position review: The 49ers’ defense dominated

Mark Bullock looks at the different ways the San Francisco defense gave the offense problems, and how defensive players, like Brian Orakpo and Jarvis Jenkins, actually played pretty well.

By Mark Bullock  |  01:59 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, barry cofield, Brian Orakpo, cornerbacks, DeAngelo Hall, defensive line, inside linebackers, Jarvis Jenkins, Josh Wilson, Linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Perry Riley, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Safeties, Secondary, The Outsider, tight ends, Trent Williams, Tyler Polumbus, Week 13, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Position-by-position review: Was it Robert Griffin III’s worst game?

Mark Bullock takes a closer look at Robert Griffin III, Brian Orakpo, David Amerson and the offensive line.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:55 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, cornerbacks, David Amerson, defensive line, inside linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Eagles, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Safeties, The Outsider, tight ends, Week 11, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 11/11/2013

Reed Doughty takes blame for botched fake punt

‘I shouldn’t have called it,’ safety says.

By Mark Maske  |  12:53 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Vikings, Reed Doughty, Sav Rocca, special teams, video, Week 10

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Brian Orakpo not worried about modest number of sacks

Outside linebacker has managed only three sacks in first half of Redskins’ season.

By Mark Maske  |  04:57 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Redskins continue to believe goal-line stand could turn around season

‘All of a sudden now everybody is riding with the Redskins again,’ linebacker Brian Orakpo says.

By Mark Maske  |  01:23 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins vs. Chargers, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Haslett defends Orakpo’s production

Defensive coordinator says linebacker is drawing plenty of blocking attention from opposing offenses.

By Mark Maske  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Jim Haslett

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Redskins’ Brian Orakpo wins appeal over fine

Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo won his appeal for the fine leveled against him for a roughing the passer call against the Chicago Bears in Week 7, coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Mike Jones  |  07:20 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, fines, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Broncos

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Video: Does Brian Orakpo deserve a big contract?

Mark Maske discusses in this week’s one-on-one portion of Post Sports Live.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:27 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, free agency, Post Sports Live, video, Week 9

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Brian Orakpo: Pick-six ‘a phenomenal feeling’

When Brian Orakpo picked off a Jay Cutler pass and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown, it marked the first interception and touchdown of his whole life.

By Mike Jones  |  09:32 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Bears, Reed Doughty

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Redskins mailbag: Who deserves the blame for the 1-4 start?

In this week’s mailbag, we begin to play the blame game as most of your questions centered on which coaches and players should be held responsible for the 1-4 start?

By Mike Jones  |  12:07 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, coaches, Jarvis Jenkins, Jim Haslett, Keith Burns, Kyle Shanahan, Mailbag, Offensive line, special teams

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 10/13/2013

Brian Orakpo focused on earning the win, not sacks, in Texas homecoming

As he returns to his home state of Texas to play for the third time in his career, Washington Redskins outside linebacker looks to make a significant impact and help his team win its second consecutive game, and begin their 12-game post-bye stretch on a strong note.

By Mike Jones  |  09:51 AM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Mailbag: Illegal formation, tackling techniques and Roy Helu Jr.'s opportunities

Mike Jones answers readers' questions on illegal formations, tackling technique, Roy Helu Jr.'s touches, Tanard Jackson and more.

By Mike Jones  |  10:43 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Chase Minnifield, Jim Haslett, Kirk Cousins, London Fletcher, Mailbag, Robert Griffin III, Roy Helu Jr., Tanard Jackson

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Redskins believe bye week came too soon this season

The Redskins ended the first quarter of their season with a victory over the Raiders. But building momentum off of the victory could prove challenging, because now the team has two weeks between now and its next game.

By Mike Jones  |  02:35 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, bye week, Robert Griffin III, Week 5

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 09/30/2013

The Outsider: A position-by-position look at how the defense performed against the Raiders

Our new Outsider, Mark Bullock, gives a detailed review of each defensive unit's play in Oakland.

By Mark Bullock  |  02:02 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, cornerbacks, defensive line, Linebackers, Outsider, Redskins vs. Raiders, Safeties, Secondary, The Outsider

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Five observations from the Redskins' win over the Raiders

The Washington Redskins on Sunday managed to stop the bleeding with a 24-14 win over the Oakland Raiders.

By Mike Jones  |  11:41 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, observations, Redskins vs. Raiders, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Kerrigan, Safeties, tight ends, Week 4, Wide Receivers

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Fletcher addressed teammates this week

Linebacker urged each Redskins player to focus on doing his own job and performing his own assignments, according to a player who heard the speech Wednesday.

By Mark Maske  |  08:16 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Defense, Josh Wilson, leadership, London Fletcher

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Orakpo and Kerrigan playing well, Haslett says

Outside-linebacker duo totaled three sacks last Sunday in Green Bay.

By Mark Maske  |  02:31 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Defense, Jim Haslett, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 08/22/2013

(Not-so) bold predictions for Redskins vs. Bills

An amusing clip of the Post Sports Live columnists getting called out for not making bold predictions ... and then one gets bold.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:34 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Darryl Tapp, outside linebackers, Post Sports Live, preseason, Rob Jackson, Roy Helu Jr., Ryan Kerrigan, video

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Redskins' Brian Orakpo not concerned about thigh injury

Orakpo was held out of the final practice of training camp while nursing a bruised thigh.

By Mike Jones  |  02:03 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Injuries, Linebackers

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Bruce Allen says Redskins' salary-cap penalty won't affect season-opening roster decisions

But the GM also maintains that the two-year, $36 million cap reduction imposed by the NFL continues to plague the team.

By Mark Maske  |  12:26 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Bruce Allen, contracts, Mike Shanahan, Redskins salary cap penalty, Salary cap, Training camp

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Observations from Thursday's practice at Redskins training camp

The Redskins are almost there. One more practice left of training camp, and then they return to Ashburn, where they will continue the preseason.

By Mike Jones  |  06:58 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Practice observations, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Brian Orakpo calls NFL's ban on customized face masks 'disheartening'

Redskins linebacker, who plans to appeal, says it's about more than looks. It's also about safety, he says.

By Mark Maske  |  03:02 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Linebackers, NFL rules, uniforms

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Davis, Orakpo eager for some game action

Even if it is only the preseason, tight end and linebacker take next steps in their comebacks from last season's injuries.

By Mark Maske  |  12:52 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Fred Davis, preseason, Tennessee Titans, Training camp

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Redskins have 12 defensive players with expiring contracts

The 2013 campaign also carries great significance for the future of a number of defensive players. Twelve defensive players six of them starters are entering the final years of their contracts.

By Mike Jones  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season outlook, Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, contracts, DeAngelo Hall, Defense, free agency, Perry Riley

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Orakpo says contract situation will 'work itself out'

Linebacker also says he's under no injury-related restrictions for training camp.

By Mark Maske  |  12:54 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, Linebackers, Training camp

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Redskins said to be intent on signing Brian Orakpo to extension

The Redskins are said to be focused on extending Brian Orakpo's contract, but the timing of when a potential new deal between the linebacker, a potential free agent next offseason, and the team might come is unclear.

By Mark Maske  |  05:06 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 06/14/2013

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

Linebacker, a potential free agent next offseason, says: "Everything will take care of itself."

By Mark Maske  |  03:37 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, minicamp, outside linebackers

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 06/10/2013

The Mailbag: Redskins' regular season games, Orakpo's impact, the offense and more

The Redskins enter their final round of offseason practices with this week's mandatory minicamp.

By Mike Jones  |  10:32 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, defensive line, Mailbag, Redskins schedule 2013, Roy Helu, zone read

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Is Griffin and Orakpo 'doing it the right way' still not enough?

This morning's Opening Kick asks whether it's annoying or endearing that onlookers and Robert Griffin III and Brian Orakpo themselves expect more elite performance, even as they already do plenty when healthy.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:17 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Injuries, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Monday mailbag: Where's Cooley, Super Bowl chances, name debate and more

Mike Jones answers questions about the futures of Chris Cooley and Sam Huff, who is being groomed behind London Fletcher, Daniel Snyder's stance on the name change, rookie salaries and more ...

By Mike Jones  |  01:16 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, London Fletcher, Monday Mailbag

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Orakpo expects to be ready for OTAs, has not discussed contract

Linebacker says recovery from latest torn pectoral muscle is going well.

By Mark Maske  |  04:20 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, outside linebackers

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Brian Orakpo back at team facility, trying to move forward from pectoral injury

Brian Orakpo is out for the season after tearing his left pectoral muscle in Week 2. Now that he's come to grips with his situation, he's ready to focus on preparing for next year.

By Steve Yanda  |  02:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Biggest disappointment and most pleasant surprise so far?

What has been the biggest disappointment and most pleasant surprise so far?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:51 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, Evan Royster, Injuries, Offensive line, Opening kick, Pierre Garcon, Rob Jackson, Roy Helu, Tanard Jackson, Tyler Polumbus

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Brian Orakpo likely will miss at least one game

Linebacker Brian Orakpo likely will miss Sunday's home opener after apparently aggravating an injury to his left pectoral muscle during Sunday's loss at St. Louis.

By Mark Maske  |  11:39 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, injury updates

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Saints offensive player to watch: QB Drew Brees

One of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL, he has few flaws in his game.

By Mike Jones  |  03:25 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints, Redskins defense, Redskins-Saints, Ryan Kerrigan, Washington Redskins

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 09/03/2012

Orakpo: ‘I’m back’

Linebacker says his preseason shoulder injury is healing and he intends to be in the Redskins' lineup for Sunday's opener at New Orleans.

By Mark Maske  |  06:04 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo; Orakpo injury; Redskins defense; Redskins injuries, Redskins injuries