According to Chris Russell of ESPN 980, the Redskins used the non-exclusive franchise tag on linebacker Brian Orakpo. He’s able to shop himself around and sign with another team, but that team will likely have to give up two first round picks.
Sources says the #Redskins used the "Non-exclusive" tender as they should have. Orakpo can still shop for a long term deal elsewhere.
— Chris Russell (@Russellmania980) March 3, 2014