Linebacker Brian Orakpo would’ve preferred for the Redskins to have signed him to a long-term deal rather than play this season out on the one-year franchise player tag.
Colin Kaepernick's contract was the first given to the vanguard of young passers sweeping the NFL, and at some point, Washington and Robert Griffin III will be at a similar crossroads.
Brian Orakpo could stay away while his long-term contract status is in limbo, but he says he would rather be with his teammates.
Redskins now have all eight draft picks under contract
Murphy signed a four-year deal worth $4.21 million, including a signing bonus of roughly $1.44 million. The Redskins took the Stanford outside linebacker with the 47th overall pick of the draft.
Only second-rounder Trent Murphy (linebacker, Stanford) and third-rounder Morgan Moses (tackle, Virginia) remain unsigned.
Safety had missed two seasons while suspended for a substance-abuse violated, then was reinstated and released on Tuesday.
The Redskins have until May 3 to pick up the fifth-year option on linebacker Ryan Kerrigan’s contract, and GM Bruce Allen said something will happen soon.
Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo said that he doesn’t believe he needs to do anything further to prove himself worthy of a long-term contract.
The contract that Ryan Clark signed on Wednesday is a one-year deal worth $1 million, a person with knowledge of the situation said.