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Brian Orakpo wants to return for “title shot” in Washington


Linebacker Brian Orakpo has 5.5 sacks in his last four games, which means he’s heating up while the Redskins season continues to melt down.

It’s too late to help the Redskins, but the late flourish should be a good thing for Orakpo. He’ll be a free agent when the year comes to an end and he’s showing potential suitors that he can still be a productive pass rusher. Orakpo said Wednesday that he isn’t thinking about his contract situation outside of a desire to remain in Washington beyond this season.

“Right now this is home,” Orakpo said, via the Washington Post. “So I would love to continue to finish my career as a Redskin. Obviously we’re 3-9 so it’s a disappointing season. But that doesn’t take away from what I know we’re capable of. If we get our core guys back, add a few people here and there with all the money that we’re receiving back from all the salary-cap issues that we had, I think we’ll be up for running at another title shot again the following year. But like I said, we’ve got to finish this last quarter and then everything else will take care of itself with the contracts and with who’s here, who’s not, stuff like that.”

Orakpo is one of many free agents on the Redskins defense, which guarantees a different look on that side of the ball next season. How different will be determined, at least in part, by any changes to the coaching staff or front office after the Redskins complete their crash and burn this season.

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19 Responses to “Brian Orakpo wants to return for “title shot” in Washington”
  1. m3dman3 says: Dec 5, 2013 9:02 AM

    Oh I get it, after he retires he hopes that the Redskins will host a Super Bowl so he can buy a ticket and watch the game.

  2. ooodam says: Dec 5, 2013 9:12 AM

    A what?

  3. brutusbigpaws says: Dec 5, 2013 9:18 AM

    Title shot? Is he planning on playing until 2020?

  4. kevo126 says: Dec 5, 2013 9:21 AM

    this was pretty funny to read. at least he has a good sense of humor.

  5. yourhopesdashed says: Dec 5, 2013 9:22 AM

    Fire the defensive coordinator and get someone in there that can really get the most out of players like Orakpo and Kerrigan. This might mean going back to the 4-3 but its not like you can’t go to a 3-4 in certain situations.

  6. dcstinks says: Dec 5, 2013 9:27 AM

    Orakpo, your a good player. Switch teams and come to Philly. There at least you have a shot.

  7. TheDPR says: Dec 5, 2013 9:34 AM

    A Shanahan coached team isn’t going to win a championship. Those days are long gone.

  8. elliottcovert says: Dec 5, 2013 9:40 AM

    He should become New Orleans head pass rusher, or maybe Philly’s. Dude’s a beast, I’d hate to see him flounder in Washington.

  9. stunzeed5 says: Dec 5, 2013 10:02 AM

    Hail to Rak!

  10. brettfavresmidget says: Dec 5, 2013 10:27 AM

    Orakpo is another word for sack.

  11. theworkhorsebackdotcom says: Dec 5, 2013 10:31 AM

    Washington can’t afford to lose Rak. Don’t think the D can be built around aging Deanglo Hall, London Fletcher

  12. stevent92 says: Dec 5, 2013 10:46 AM

    As a defenseman for the Capitals, I presume?

  13. zzr600guy says: Dec 5, 2013 10:50 AM

    Come to GB and team with Matthews.

  14. 49erfan44 says: Dec 5, 2013 10:58 AM

    That’s cute.

  15. unclemoobaa1911 says: Dec 5, 2013 11:11 AM

    Obviously he means its Orakpo vs. The Rock at Wrestlemania!

  16. pillowporkers says: Dec 5, 2013 11:13 AM

    Your sacks are hurtful Brian.

  17. coachjohnharbaugh says: Dec 5, 2013 11:17 AM

    this guy wouldnt even start on the ravens.

    forget start, he wouldnt see any snaps.

  18. therealsmiley says: Dec 5, 2013 11:52 AM

    After we switch back to the 4-3 I think you’ll get it. Hail!

  19. cowboysallday says: Dec 5, 2013 4:24 PM

    The dude’s a bust. His best play of his career was getting held by Alex Barron

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