Why the Redskins will have Orakpo play on the tag this year

Why the Redskins will have Orakpo play on the tag this year
March 27, 2014, 1:15 pm
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Brian Orakpo has signed his franchise tag and it looks like he will play on that this year rather than getting a long-term deal. Here's a look at why that will happen.

Brian Orakpo signed his franchise tender this morning. He has until July 15 to work out a long-term contract with the Redskins. If he doesn’t, he will have to play the year making $11.45 million (every dime of it is guaranteed) and become a free agent again in 2015.

It seems that the latter scenario is much more likely than a long-term deal. Jay Gruden said as much on Wednesday.

Go here to read the post on Real Redskins.