Off the Record (OTR)

Orakpo gets the franchise tag

BrianOrakpoThere was much debate about what the Washington Redskins would do with outside linebacker Brian Orakpo. With Orakpo charging towards free agency with no long-term deal able to be reached, would the Redskins franchise him or let him walk?

We know the answer now. Orakpo has been slapped with the tag.

Surprisingly, there were many ‘Skins fans who were fine with letting him walk. That makes no sense since he’s by far their best defensive player. He’s had injury issues and could probably be better overall, but he’s still only 27-years old and had 10 sacks last year.

It looks like he’s going to make $10.878 million this year based on this handy dandy chart I found via use of the Google.

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