Washington Redskins Pro bowl linebacker Brian Orakpo is glad to be back on an NFL field after last year’s torn pectoral cost him all but two games in 2012. Regarded as one of the best rush-linebackers in the league before his injury, Orkapo’s return to his former self will be critical for the Redskins, who in 2012 were mediocre in terms of their pass rush, tying for 23rd in the league with just 32 sacks.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Orkapo has been the buzz of Redskins training camp:
But the organization has been buzzing about the camp he is having and the kind of season he could be primed to have. In the past, Orakpo rarely had his way with top left tackle Trent Williams in one-on-one drills. Orakpo putting up 12 sacks or more wouldn’t shock me, in which case his price will only go up. But I understand the Redskins thinking here, and while he is a core guy, you want it at the right price and you want to see him stay consistent and healthy.