Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) stands on the sidelines prior to the Redskins game against the Kansas City Chiefs at FedEx Field. The Chiefs won 45-10. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Washington Redskins expected to franchise tag Brian Orakpo


With the NFL franchise tag deadline looming this afternoon, teams around the league are trying to decide if they can work out a long-term deal with a player or if they’ll have to franchise tag them.

One team in such a bind are the Washington Redskins. While the team is working on a long-term deal with Pro Bowl defensive star Brian Orakpo, there is no clear indication that such a deal will get done. Because of this, Ed Werder from ESPN is reporting that Washington will be using the franchise tag on Orakpo if a deal isn’t worked out.

There are other reports from other NFL reporters stating that Washington hasn’t made a decision on whether to tag Orakpo or not, but a decision needs to be made one way or another by 4pm ET today or Orakpo will become a free agent.

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