Brian Orakpo | LB | Washington Redskins
Posted: 6/17/2014 12:52pm et
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo was not at mandatory mini-camp Tuesday, June 17. Later, coach Jay Gruden said Orakpo is dealing with a cold and could have strep throat. Orakpo is likely to sit out the rest of the week.
Huddle Up: Not ideal timing with the new coaching regime and new defense, but at least this is an illness/injury issue Orakpo can manage 2 years removed from a pectoral tear that cost him all but 2 games of the 2012 season.
Posted: 3/27/2014 10:31pm et
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said he wants LB Brian Orakpo rushing the quarterback more often this season. 'We want to get Brian rushing more than he has in the past, especially on third down,' Gruden said. 'Turn him loose, meaning also that when he has his hand down and he's rushing, he needs to rush. There's sometimes he's just peeking around and not getting up the field. Brian Baker ... will help him out quite a bit.'
Huddle Up: Orakpo made an instant impression with 11 sacks as a rookie in 2009, but has fallen short of that mark in the 4 seasons since. He did, however, come close with 10 sacks this past year.
Posted: 2/23/2014 10:23pm et
The Washington Redskins continue to talk with impending free-agent LB Brian Orakpo about a new contract, but no timetable has been set at this point. The Redskins still have the option to place the franchise tag on Orakpo if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement.
Huddle Up: Orakpo, who missed all but 2 games in 2012, is coming off a solid bounce-back season in which he paced the Skins with 10 sacks -- the second-highest season total of his career.