According to John Keim of ESPN.com, Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo seems very willing to test the free agent market this offseason.
The Redskins want to re-sign him and Orakpo would like to come back. But he’s more than comfortable testing the market in order to get the sort of contract he wants. The Redskins could place the franchise tag on him (the deadline is Monday). That would leave him with a salary of approximately $11 million this year, but no long-term security if he gets injured.
The Skins have a tough decision to make with Orakpo. It would be foolish to let him walk.