Redskins Said to Be Intent on Signing Orakpo to Extension

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Redskins Said to Be Intent on Signing Orakpo to Extension
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The Washington Redskins are intent upon extending the contract of linebacker Brian Orakpo, according to a person with knowledge of the team's plans. Linebacker Brian Orakpo missed almost the entire 2012 season with a torn pectoral muscle. That person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said Redskins officials consider Orakpo a key factor in the team's defensive success and they're hopeful of striking a deal well before Orakpo would be eligible for free agency next offseason.

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