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Orakpo, Redskins Negotiations Continue

The Redskins and agents for unsigned first-round draft pick Brian Orakpo continued to negotiate today, league sources said, but there still was no timetable for an agreement.

With so few first-round picks signed, the Redskins could be without Orakpo for a while as NFL agents wait to see how the market develops as teams get deeper into training camp.
There could be a domino effect if a few clubs move to complete deals quickly in the next few days.

Coach Jim Zorn reiterated today that he hoped Orakpo would be in camp soon, but the Skins are not yet worried about his absence because they felt the former University of Texas All-American defensive end displayed an ability to grasp things quickly during minicamp.

With Orakpo missing from camp, linebacker Alfred Fincher and defensive end/linebacker Chris Wilson played significantly at strong-side linebacker. The plan is for Orakpo to fill that role with the first-team.

By Jason Reid  |  July 30, 2009; 3:55 PM ET
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sign that man.

Posted by: The_Doc | July 30, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

First

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 30, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

F Michael Crabtree.

Posted by: RedDMV | July 30, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Players agents running the game more and more. Maybe just trying to get lined up for a capless year? Seems like booshti to me.

Posted by: SonofNero | July 30, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Redskins.com

-- 3:28 p.m. ET
Sitting Out

Four players, including three defensive linemen, are sitting out the afternoon practice, just for rest.

They are: Albert Haynesworth, Phillip Daniels, Cornelius Griffin and Malcolm Kelly. All four were huddled in a tent riding an exercise bike to maintain their conditioning.

So Haynesworth does not get to improve after his "rough" afternoon practice.

Coaches want to rest some veteran defensive lineman as much as possible. No sense wearing them out during training camp.

Kelly is sitting out to ensure that swelling does not occur on his oft-injured left knee.

-- 3:45 p.m. ET
D-Line Drill

Defensive lineman surrounded coach John Palermo as he instructed them on a drill.

Players had to run a circle around Palermo and bat away a baton to his specifications. If they did not maintain their balance and did not bat away the baton correctly, they had to do the drill again.

He was hardest on undrafted rookie Antonio Dixon. "Pay attention," Palermo shouted to Dixon just before he took his stance.

Supplemental Draft pick Jeremy Jarmon drew praise. "That's it!" Palermo said.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 30, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

So annoying I predict his first practice will be Monday.

Posted by: chrislarry | July 30, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I'm trying not to freak out, but this whole conversion to linebacker thing worries me.

Posted by: Salinas1 | July 30, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

I don't wanna see his head spinning chasing RB's and TE's. Just let him get after the Quarterback.

Posted by: visionof75 | July 30, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

A Twat:

RickMaeseRT @PaulTenorio: PDaniels, Haynesworth have left knees wrapped. CGriffin shoulder wrap. They along w MKelly taking 2nd practice off/lightly

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 30, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Orakpo, Redskins Negotiations Continue

Jason Reid, four edifying posts,and counting, in one day, Kudos to the Mayor!

Posted by: abxinc | July 30, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

I was happy that we drafted a DEFENSIVE END. Finally it was in the first round , and not some future hall of famer via free agency.A position of need for many years in this organization. So what do we do....get ready for it.....Make him a linebacker. I'm imagining the two guys from the old Guinness commercials "Brilliant"!!!

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 30, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

MistaMayor is banging out posts with the quickness.

It's nice to read information free of sarcasm....sometimes.....

Posted by: MistaMoe | July 30, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Another Twatter:

redskinsblogRT @PaulTenorio: Dominique Dorsey was just carted off the field. Not sure why, will find out after practice...

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 30, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Tenorio's tweet update from second practice:

Daniels, Haynesworth have left knees wrapped; Griffin's shoulder wrap. They a;ong w MKelly taking 2nd practice off/lightly

Posted by: CindyBoren | July 30, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

The new twit said that the Dorsey injury didn't look serious.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 30, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Meet the new twit, same as the old twit.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | July 30, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Thats a relief it's not that serious of an injury to Dorsey. I was ready to flush the season down the toilet.

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 30, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

.
redskinsblogAndre Carter just went right past Mike Williams. On the other hand, impressive that MW would even be ready for two-a-days yet.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 30, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

And this:

Tenorio reports that Dominique Dorsey was just carted off the field; Maese says it didn't look super serious.

Posted by: CindyBoren | July 30, 2009 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Carting off the field means leg or foot injury. Possibly hip but unlikely.

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Dorsey is just POSSIBLY hip?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | July 30, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

This blog sucks today

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 30, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

yes, very hippy.

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

"redskinsblogAndre Carter just went right past Mike Williams. On the other hand, impressive that MW would even be ready for two-a-days yet.Posted by: scampbell1975"

Williams is still a long shot. He lost 100 pounds, most of it fairly recently. On the other hand, it's unlikely he'll line up against speed rushers most of the time. I'd be surprised if the guy plays much the first half of the season -- if he makes the club.

Posted by: Samson151 | July 30, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

"They are: Albert Haynesworth, Phillip Daniels, Cornelius Griffin and Malcolm Kelly. All four were huddled in a tent riding an exercise bike to maintain their conditioning."


All at the same time? That poor bike!

Posted by: freakzilla | July 30, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

From Matt Mosley's ESPN.com article about Dallas' new stadium:

"I think our team will play to the level of the new stadium," said [Jerry] Jones. "We've spent a lot of time over the years talking about playing for the Cowboys, what it means, the visibility of the team, the interest in the team. We're the most-watched team there is in the NFL; we're the most-watched programming in all of television ... the Dallas Cowboys. That's fact."

Jones went on to describe Cowboys Stadium as "one of the most important venues in the world." The Vatican's certainly had its moments, but its sightlines leave something to be desired.

At one point last fall Jones actually told me Cowboys Stadium someday would be as recognizable as the White House -- and he really believes that.

I love it when Jones opens his yap. It makes it so much easier to hate the Cowpies.

Posted by: rbpalmer | July 30, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

lol, zilla

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

All at the same time? That poor bike!

Posted by: freakzilla | July 30, 2009 4:41 PM

lol, that's one hell of a bike. Must be made for shutins.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 30, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

That bike would have to withstand 1,185 lbs.. how would it stay balanced?

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

zilla, re on bike

Big Al on the seat, Daniels on the back, Griffen on the handle bars, but where is MK?

Maybe on Big Al shoulders?

Posted by: noonefromtampa | July 30, 2009 4:49 PM | Report abuse

TILT!

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

And the hits keep coming:

It's long been known in the trenches as "Oklahoma." In the glory days of the Green Bay Packers under Vince Lombardi, they called it "The Nutcracker."

It livens up training camp with its simplicity and brutality. It's football at it's most basic -- a quarterback hands the ball to a running back behind a single blocker, with the runner navigating a narrow gap and attempting to beat a single defender.

It's one of the toughest drills there is in football because the defense knows you're coming downhill at them and the offense knows that the defense is going to hunker down and make it tough to block them.

Posted by: TubularBells | July 30, 2009 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Adam_SchefterIn Washington, fittingly, DeAngelo Hall lobbying Redskins like mad to return punts this season.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 30, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Is the practice over yet?

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

I think the coaches prefer to keep him at corner and have him return interceptions for TDs.

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

4th, sween, I would love to agree about Malcolm Kelly- kid has the size, hands, athleticism and by most accounts attitude/work ethic to be a legit #1 WR...the big question of course as we all know is his knee. Thomas seems to have the physical tools and health but his attitude/dedication appear the biggest obstacles. Would modern science enable - and would the CBA allow - us to splice the two together? #11.5 - Devin Kelly (or Malcolm Thomas, if you like)? This could work. I'm just sayin

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | July 30, 2009 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Malcolm Kelly is not going to make it in this league.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | July 30, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Malcolm Kelly is not going to make it in this league.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | July 30, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Clicked a link and it said "Cannot display webpage"..

http://gb.digitalink.com/galleries/090730/GAL-09Jul30-2389/preview.html

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Why wouldn't The Owner just "set the market" (e.g. to mess with everybody else with a first round pick) and sign Orakpo to some ludicrous contract? Its not like he doesn't already do that with free agency.

Posted by: dcsween | July 30, 2009 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Malcolm Kelly is not going to make it in this league.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | July 30, 2009 5:23 PM

If you're basing that on him taking a break from practice.. does that mean Haynesworth, Griffin, and Daniels won't either? C'mon.. Kelly beat out DHall earlier today.

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

You start messing with the rookie salary slotting, and pretty soon they start giving you the bad jobs at the owner's meetings: cleaning up after Ralph Wilson, tightening Jerrah's face, and sitting next to Al Davis.

I mean, any two of these forms of torture you could handle, but all three? Man has his limits.

Posted by: daggar | July 30, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

If you're basing that on him taking a break from practice.. does that mean Haynesworth, Griffin, and Daniels won't either? C'mon.. Kelly beat out DHall earlier today.

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 5:31 PM

Those are coaches calls.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 30, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

What's the over under on Kelley making it to the first preseason game?

Just read the story on Jansen, who can't beleive he's not a Redskin anymore. He was injury prone and a revolving door on pass plays and he can't beleive he was released.?? He's lucky Heyer got hurt, and should have been back on the bench when Heyer got healthy. This IS a business, and like most business's if your not productive, sooner or later your gone, in the NFL that applies wether your a scrub or FHOF. Jansen was a true warrior who gave it all for a long time, but sooner or later age and/or injuries catch up with all players. Everyone has their time- Jansen's had come and gone. There may be a resurgence in Detroit; but for how long?

Posted by: 72Redskins | July 30, 2009 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, he's sitting out to prevent his knee from swelling up. T_E has a point. I think Kelly will be used as a 3rd down receiver or be put in at the red zone.

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

If you're basing that on him taking a break from practice.. does that mean Haynesworth, Griffin, and Daniels won't either? C'mon.. Kelly beat out DHall earlier today.

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 5:31 PM

I'm basing it on him missing all of last year, resting all summer, then blowing off the second session today. Doesn't do much good to beat DHall if your knee gets so swollen you can't play the rest of the day. Got to do better than that in this league. I'm saying he's not going to be on the regular season roster this year.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | July 30, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Both parties, need to get this deal done ASAP.

My fear is that he will come into camp late, get put into a game early on, in the season and get hurt.

All beouse, hes not ready for the, speed and intensity of the game, at the pro level.

Posted by: dashriprock | July 30, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

With the preseason two-a-days there is always the tradeoff of going easy to mollify the vets and pushing hard to get everyone in good shape. Even though the defense was ranked 4th in 2008 by one measure, they had a tendency to go soft in the 4th quarter. Was it due to:

1. Being gassed because of poor conditioning?
2. Being gassed because of lack of depth on the DL?
3. Throwing in the towel because of a no-show offense?
4. Getting out-coached by your OC counterpart?

4. happened in the 2008 Steelers game where Bruce Aryans got the better of Blache.

Posted by: TubularBells | July 30, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

I'm basing it on him missing all of last year, resting all summer, then blowing off the second session today. Doesn't do much good to beat DHall if your knee gets so swollen you can't play the rest of the day. Got to do better than that in this league. I'm saying he's not going to be on the regular season roster this year.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | July 30, 2009 5:45 PM

Come on TE, Kelly sittin' out is a coaches call.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 30, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

from Redskins.com:

"Coaches want to rest some veteran defensive lineman as much as possible. No sense wearing them out during training camp.

Kelly is sitting out to ensure that swelling does not occur on his oft-injured left knee."

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

From NYT: "Ortiz and Ramirez Said to Be on ’03 Doping List. Now, players with Boston’s championship teams of 2004 and 2007 have also been linked to doping."

The curse continues ...

Posted by: TubularBells | July 30, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

"Yeah, he's sitting out to prevent his knee from swelling up. T_E has a point. I think Kelly will be used as a 3rd down receiver or be put in at the red zone.Posted by: RedCherokee"

Not much wrong with that outcome. But really, don't you think that swelling is a predictable problem for somebody with that knee history? But not something that will be overly limiting during a regular season.

Posted by: Samson151 | July 30, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Hey scamp, don't you think Kelly has sat out enough? If your a young cat with no wear and tear(due to hardly not playing at all last year,limited action in OTA's and minicamp)and you can't even make it through the first day of 2 a days? And if it's a coaches call, why do they feel compelled to do it? I hope I'm wrong but I'm not encouraged.

Posted by: 72Redskins | July 30, 2009 6:08 PM | Report abuse

If his knee is in a degenerative condition then T_E is right, Kelly won't make it in this league FOR LONG. I just feel Kelly may have 2 or 3 years before the Redskins decides to let him go. His talent is why they're being cautious. Hopefully his knee will get stronger.. he's still young yet.

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse

I love it when Jones opens his yap. It makes it so much easier to hate the Cowpies.

Posted by: rbpalmer
______________________________________

Was it EVER difficult to hate the CowF'ers???

Posted by: chasgiffen | July 30, 2009 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Hey scamp, don't you think Kelly has sat out enough? If your a young cat with no wear and tear(due to hardly not playing at all last year,limited action in OTA's and minicamp)and you can't even make it through the first day of 2 a days? And if it's a coaches call, why do they feel compelled to do it? I hope I'm wrong but I'm not encouraged.

Posted by: 72Redskins | July 30, 2009 6:08 PM

Well, Im not close enough to him to be able to make that call. I don't have any money or time or roster space invested in him. In other words, I can't make that call. Personally, with the way his knee reacted last year I might have cut his azz already. But since I don't make the calls, they take it easy on him for the start of camp. I can understand this approach. If a coach makes a call and you're Kelly, you do what the he77 they tell you cuz you got no pull.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 30, 2009 6:18 PM | Report abuse

I love it when Jones opens his yap. It makes it so much easier to hate the Cowpies.

Posted by: rbpalmer
______________________________________

Was it EVER difficult to hate the CowF'ers???

Posted by: chasgiffen | July 30, 2009 6:12 PM

Can't remember where I saw it but they were voted most hated football team.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 30, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

What a relief.. Dorsey only had a bout of cramps.. isn't that hip!

lol

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Yea, whew, our season is saved.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 30, 2009 6:22 PM | Report abuse

But not something that will be overly limiting during a regular season.


Posted by: Samson151 | July 30, 2009 5:59 PM

Samson,

How can you say that? It limited him all last year. He never got to practice or play. He should have been put on IR.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | July 30, 2009 6:24 PM | Report abuse

"If his knee is in a degenerative condition then T_E is right, Kelly won't make it in this league FOR LONG... Hopefully his knee will get stronger.. he's still young yet.Posted by: RedCherokee"

I don't have any inside info on this case, but I doubt it's a matter of strengthening the knee as much as it a sequelae of the trauma. That often causes accumulation of either fluid in the joint. It's common in ligament or meniscus injuries. Or just torn blood vessels can lead to fluid accumulation. That follows with an ACL injury. There are several other common causes that I can't remember at the moment.

If it's arthritis behind the swelling, you may have to drain it. But first they'd probably try cortisone injections.

It's just a guess, but today was probably just a precautionary measure. Better to keep the joint from swelling than to have to treat it. It's early in the season, and you don't want to have to begin messing with it now.

It may not indicate a structural weakness at all. NFL training rooms are full of this sort of thing.

Posted by: Samson151 | July 30, 2009 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Dorsey left CFL and its big bucks in hopes to make it in NFL especially with the Redskins. That says something about the guy.

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 6:26 PM | Report abuse

"Samson,How can you say that? It limited him all last year. He never got to practice or play. He should have been put on IR.Posted by: talent_evaluator"

Possibly, but I'm just saying that swelling alone doesn't tell you much. Especially if he's not actually having any yet. I don't remember reading about the facts of his injury last year, so I can't say further than that.

Posted by: Samson151 | July 30, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Dorsey left CFL and its big bucks in hopes to make it in NFL especially with the Redskins. That says something about the guy.

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 6:26 PM

What I think it says is that if you use the words "big bucks" in regard to the CFL, then you don't know much about the CFL.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | July 30, 2009 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone seen Mike Williams? This is what I call dedication to getting in shape.

http://wai.redskins.com/redskinsFile/photo/images/44800.jpg

Posted by: eazy413 | July 30, 2009 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Big bucks, you bet. He was a star there. Here, he's only playing for a minimum.

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 6:31 PM | Report abuse

I don't have any inside info on this case, but I doubt it's a matter of strengthening the knee as much as it a sequelae of the trauma. That often causes accumulation of either fluid in the joint. It's common in ligament or meniscus injuries. Or just torn blood vessels can lead to fluid accumulation. That follows with an ACL injury. There are several other common causes that I can't remember at the moment.

Multiple surgeries can lead to morbidity and long-term atrophy to varying degrees. The muscles need to be additionally re-strengthened to help protect deep morbidity and weakness, if not additional stress can cause additional meniscus damage and tearing of ligaments etc.
In other words, you have to work those legs pretty hard in the weight room to build up those side muscles to help support the knees.

Its not pretty: it doesn't work like the knee you were born with. There is almost always residual pain. In many cases, later on in life could end up in a knee replacement. Use can cause the joint to look like a candle with the wick burned all the way in.

No matter how you slice it the guy is not going to last long unfortunately ... unless a miracle happens.

Posted by: periculum | July 30, 2009 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Don't laugh ... Williams coming through probably actually would save the season ... whewwww ...

I can definitely see him at left tackle if Samuels goes down. Who else would be better if he is even close to the top of his game?

Posted by: periculum | July 30, 2009 6:36 PM | Report abuse

"Last year, Dorsey -- who won the award as the CFL's best special teams player -- made more than $100,000. Although his contract was up, the Argonauts dearly wanted him back. He probably could have gotten more from them and, while the opportunity exists to make far more than that in the NFL, the chance of making the Redskins roster is a long one."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/10/AR2009061003533.html

Dorsey would have gotten more had he stayed over there. How much more, we'll never know.

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Being a long shot, he's risking to lose it all. That's something.

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Dorsey would have gotten more had he stayed over there. How much more, we'll never know.

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 6:37 PM
Don't count on it, the non vet minimum in the NFL is $370,000.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 30, 2009 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Boy some of you make me want to bring the hammer back out. Kelly sitting is a coaches call and a smart one. He had his knee clean a couple of months ago and they need to bring him back slowly. You don't push the knee hard the first day of camp. You push him first half and then rest him the second half. See how the knee respond over night and push a little harder tomorrow.

Posted by: jm220 | July 30, 2009 6:47 PM | Report abuse

lol Blache is irritable today. Obviously he doesn't like agents.

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Salary cap in the CFL is around $4 mil. There are 40 players on the roster. A starting QB in the CFL would be lucky to make the non vet minimum in the NFL.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 30, 2009 6:48 PM | Report abuse

"Boy some of you make me want to bring the hammer back out. Kelly sitting is a coaches call and a smart one. He had his knee clean a couple of months ago and they need to bring him back slowly. You don't push the knee hard the first day of camp. You push him first half and then rest him the second half. See how the knee respond over night and push a little harder tomorrow.

Posted by: jm220 | July 30, 2009 6:47 PM | Report abuse

I have my doubt whether Kelly can overcome his knee injuries...BUTT JM220 is dead on correct here. If your panties bunch about this as in his motivation...you are straight tard.

Posted by: chrislarry | July 30, 2009 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Don't count on it, the non vet minimum in the NFL is $370,000.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 30, 2009 6:45 PM

Right, come to think of it- it's not guaranteed! He's a long shot to make it in this team. Had he stayed with CFL, he'd get guaranteed contract. Dorsey would have to beat out Rock Cartwright and others.. unlikely. He stands to lose it all and get nothing this year. That's why I'm impressed and hope for the best for him. I would hate to see him go down with injury.

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 30, 2009 6:56 PM | Report abuse

"Multiple surgeries can lead to morbidity and long-term atrophy to varying degrees. The muscles need to be additionally re-strengthened to help protect deep morbidity and weakness, if not additional stress can cause additional meniscus damage and tearing of ligaments etc.
In other words, you have to work those legs pretty hard in the weight room to build up those side muscles to help support the knees. Its not pretty: it doesn't work like the knee you were born with. There is almost always residual pain. In many cases, later on in life could end up in a knee replacement. Use can cause the joint to look like a candle with the wick burned all the way in.No matter how you slice it the guy is not going to last long unfortunately ... unless a miracle happens.Posted by: periculum"

LOL. Or not.

Posted by: Samson151 | July 30, 2009 6:57 PM | Report abuse

double beeps peeps

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 30, 2009 7:01 PM | Report abuse

he (Brian Orakpo) is not going to make a difference. the skins r going to be a losing ("national") team. synder is a wannabe coach, manager & loser: the skins will never be a winning organization with synder as the owner.

Posted by: tyobrien1 | July 30, 2009 8:20 PM | Report abuse

"Cowboys Stadium someday would be as recognizable as the White House -"

Three white guys and a black tailgating in the parking lot

Posted by: ElYeah | July 30, 2009 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Why are you all so worried?? Everything we have read says that Orakpo is a very fast learner... he has the playbook, pro football is more mental than physical ... he'll be there by Sunday or Monday... relax!

Another thing... Don't you all think during interviews prior to the draft they discussed with Orakpo about how he felt about being an OLB? Would you believe that Orakpo had a 4.63 forty time while Rocky McIntosh had a 4.65??

Posted by: tony325 | July 30, 2009 11:14 PM | Report abuse

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