Daily Slop: Deadline to tag Orakpo Less Than 24 Hours Away; Redskins Must Consider Future Contracts

A look at the top Redskins stories around the web

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Chris Baker: Haslett critics are misinformed
"I’d tell them that they don’t really know what they’re talking about man," Baker responded. "We have a good defense; we were just put in bad situations at certain times. But it’s up to us as players to make more plays and to get the job done. It’s not always the coaches who are to blame for the way we play all the time. But we’re gonna grind hard this year, and hope everything turns out to be a lot better than it was last year."

Deadline to tag Orakpo less than 24 hours away | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Brian Orakpo Could Interest the Other 3 NFC East Teams If He's Allowed to Walk | Fanspeak.com

A look at how the other 3 NFC East teams could be interested and afford Brian Orakpo if he's let to hit free agency.

Free agent destinations: Giants' Joseph to the Redskins? | Comcast SportsNet Washington
--DL Linval Joseph, NYG—Joseph is his 10th-ranked free agent. He has been playing tackle in the Giants 4-3 scheme but he could play the nose or either end in a 3-4. Bedard says that the Redskins are the best fit. "You’d think the Giants will try to retain him, but if they don’t, Redskins could pounce." --SS Mike Mitchell, CAR—The No. 68 free agent on Bedard’s list is at his best blitzing. There is the caveat that he "struggles with tackling" and given that that was a major issue on the Redskins’ defense last year the Redskins could shy away from Mitchell if they agree. His best fit is the Redskins: "Seems they’re always look for safety help on the open market." With no proven starters under contract it seems that Bedard is on track here.

Do the Redskins have any candidates for early contract extensions? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
The Eagles have been quite busy the last few days signing players to new contracts. Two of those players, left tackle Jason Peters and center Jason Kelce, were not set to be free agents until next year.

Need to Know: The Redskins’ all-time top five free agent signings | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, March 1, 10 days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Here are the Redskins’ five best free agent acquisitions since free agency began in 1993 as determined by their Approximate Value. 1.

Life Without Brian Orakpo: FA Replacements | Fanspeak.com

Report: Redskins tagging Brian Orakpo a 'close call' - NFL.com
Does Brian Orakpo stay in Washington? One source told The Washington Post it was "a really close call" if the Redskins will use their franchise tag on the veteran linebacker.

Five thoughts: Washington Redskins' Brian Orakpo - ESPN
A few thoughts on Brian Orakpo as the franchise tag deadline arrives Monday: 1. I don’t know whether or not he’ll receive a franchise tag

Redskins must consider future contracts - NFC East Blog - ESPN
When the Washington Redskins look at free agency this offseason, they also have to be mindful of the next several years. They have key contracts that

The Redskins Blog | Ryan Kerrigan Lists His Starting Five

Potential Draft Replacements for Brian Orakpo | Fanspeak.com

Casserly: Redskins Should Sign O-Line First
Former GM Charley Casserly said the Washington Redskins will "go hard" to acquire offensive linemen once the league year begins March 11.

NFL salary cap set at $133 million for 2014 - Washington Times
The NFL has informed teams that the salary cap for the upcoming season has been set at $133 million, an increase of $10 million over the amount teams were allowed to spend in 2013.

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