Report: Orakpo could hold out for long term deal | Comcast SportsNet Washington
The deadline for a franchise player and the team to come to a long-term agreement is July 15. That is less than two weeks away from the start of training camp. Most players will usually sign their tenders after that, report to camp, and start to work on their contracts for the next season. We don’t know how this will unfold with Orakpo. Missing OTAs and minicamp is never good but with the team retaining defensive coordinator Jim Haslett the scheme will essentially remain the same so there won’t be a lot for him to learn.
Five things you need to know about the Orakpo tag | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, March 4, seven days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Here are five angles on the Redskins’ decision to put the franchise tag on Brian Orakpo. 1.
Redskins re-sign safety Jose Gumbs
Gumbs was coming off of his first full season in the NFL appeared in eight games, starting one of them, and recorded six tackles and an interception. The 5-foot-10, 210-pound Monmouth product also contributed on special teams. He signed with Washington as a free agent in training camp. His contract for 2014 is worth $495,000.
Washington Redskins' offseason needs: Receiver - ESPN
With free agency set to begin, I’m going to examine some of the Redskins' needs once the offseason really gets underway, with free agency starti
Quick Takes: Brian Orakpo and the D - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
There will be pressure on linebacker Brian Orakpo to produce a few more big plays or record a couple more sacks now that he’ll be paid $11.45
Brian Orakpo on franchise tag: I'm relieved - ESPN
"Hopefully we get that done and make this work for both of us," Orakpo said. "I'm relieved that we're moving forward. This is the next step. I'm happy we're not in a stalemate like we were before. Hopefully we can get that long-term deal done, but as of now I'm glad to make this step."
It's been a long time since I have been confident in either of the two safeties the Washington Redskins have put on the field. I was never a Laron Landry guy so you have to go back to Sean Taylor for me to approve of a safety wearing burgundy and gold.
Report: NFL exploring (much) longer extra point attempts | Comcast SportsNet Washington
In an attempt to add some intrigue to the game’s least intriguing play, the league is considering having teams line up at the 25-yard line for extra points, instead of the usual two-yard line, NFL.com reported. That would make the extra point a 43-yard attempt instead of a 20-yarder. The league could experiment with the (much) longer extra point during the 2014 exhibition season.
Free agency preview: Breaking down the top 25 NFL players before they hit the market | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: With the NFL's salary cap increasing by about $10 million from last year to $133 million and teams having holes to fill, free agency should be hectic. Shutdown Corner will have you covered, with a preview of a different position …