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Daily Slop: Brian Orakpo Unlikely to Return; Talks with Redskins Minimal

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Brian Orakpo's NFC East breakdown
Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo breaks down all four teams in the NFC East, explaining his thoughts on the LeSean McCoy trade.

Former NFL exec says Redskins will be 'methodical' in free agency | Comcast SportsNet Washington
New Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan will take a “methodical” approach to free agency, but also won’t be afraid to make a splash for the right guy—at least that’s what one former NFL executive is anticipating.

Kiper switches Redskins' edge rusher choice in latest mock | Comcast SportsNet Washington
With eight weeks to go until the NFL draft, the original draft guru predicts the Redskins will pick an edge rusher with their top pick.

Redskins players in for big change with new strength coach | Comcast SportsNet Washington
The Redskins' new strength coach Mike Clark has plenty of changes in mind. His strategy involves a lot less sitting and a lot more competition.

New strength coach institutes changes at Redskins Park | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Enter new strength and conditioning coach Mike Clark, who replaced Ray Wright in January. Clark has been a strength coach in the NFL since 2004, making stops in Seattle, Kansas City and, most recently, Chicago. He begins working with the 90 players on Washington’s roster late next month—and some of his methods will represent a departure from how things were done here in the past.

Former Raiders safety to visit Redskins Park | Comcast SportsNet Washington
If he was able to make it in the eight or so inches of snow that fell on Thursday, free agent safety Tyvon Branch will be at Redskins Park today.

Louis Riddick: Washington Redskins methodical under Scot McCloughan? - ESPN
One signing already pointed the direction ESPN NFL analyst Louis Riddick thinks the Redskins will go in free agency. When they added defensive end Ricky Jean Francois, it told Riddick that they would target specific players who fit needs -- and not just jump in for a big splash signing.

Washington Redskins draft prospects: Danny Shelton - ESPN

How he fits: Shelton would give the Redskins a powerful body in the middle. Baker is strong, but Shelton is an even thicker player. There’s talk he could develop into a Haloti Ngata type. Not sure I see that just yet. But he should be a solid nose and a strong two-down player if nothing else, with the ability to perhaps develop into a solid pass-rusher (not sold that he will) and help on nickel. For the immediate future, I’d expect him to be more of a run-stopper only. That, of course, is always welcomed.

Should the Washington Redskins pursue ... Vince Wilfork - ESPN

Vince Wilfork let the world know Thursday that New England would not be picking up his option for 2015, making him a free agent next week. There is a chance he could return on a smaller deal, but there is probably just as good a chance that he’ll be free. Which leads to the question: Should the Washington Redskins pursue him?

Brian Orakpo: Talks with Washington Redskins 'minimal' - ESPN

"It's always numbers," Orakpo said on "NFL AM" on Friday. "The numbers have to make sense for both sides. I understand me coming off an injury they have to look out for themselves and I have to look out for myself. If we can come up with something that works for both sides, who knows."

Need to Know: Who starts–and who finishes–2015 at QB for the Redskins? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

We’ll do what we did when discussing the offensive line yesterday. I have a hypothetical $100 in chips to put on each of the three milestone games we’re talking about here and I’ll put down some of them on each of the possibilities to start at QB. How would I divide up the chips? Here is how my crystal ball shows it right now. Week 1: Robert Griffin III $85, Kirk Cousins $10, the field $5—Griffin gets the snaps with the first team in OTAs, training camp, and the preseason. It’s hard for me to see him losing the job in that period of time. But if he does look as shaky during training camp practice and as bad in the preseason as he did last year, Cousins could get the nod for the season opener.