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Orakpo, Redskins Reach Agreement

After missing the first day of training camp, first-round draft pick Brian Orakpo has just reached agreement on a deal with the Redskins. CAA's Ben Dogra, one of Orakpo's agents, confirmed that the two sides came to terms late Thursday night. Dogra said that deal is for five years but no other details were immediately available.

Orakpo is expected to report to camp Friday. It's not clear whether he'll be available for the morning practice, which begins at 8:30. But the late-night move is no doubt a relief to coaches. While Jim Zorn was careful with his words during Orakpo's brief holdout, defensive coordinator Greg Blache didn't mince any words earlier today when discussing Orakpo's absence.

Orakpo was the 13th overall pick in the April draft. Though he played defensive end at the University of Texas, the Redskins would like to see if he can fill a void at the strong-side linebacker position.

I need to make sure the print edition is up-to-date, but check back here for more information as it becomes available.

By Rick Maese  |  July 30, 2009; 11:09 PM ET
 
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Comments

Sweet...

Posted by: boot1 | July 30, 2009 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Skins- good job getting him signed on the first day of camp. Now is it too much to ask for a Skins team that can do both A) make it to the playoffs & B) win at least a couple playoff games by both running and passing the ball?

Posted by: WahooTim | July 30, 2009 11:16 PM | Report abuse

First to get the news.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 30, 2009 11:17 PM | Report abuse

woohoo!!!

Posted by: sprice80 | July 30, 2009 11:17 PM | Report abuse

QB's BEWARE!

Posted by: tony325 | July 30, 2009 11:25 PM | Report abuse

Greg Blache gets results.

Posted by: freakzilla | July 30, 2009 11:26 PM | Report abuse

Great job getting the news out early. Honestly, you've done a way better job than JLa at beating the other news outlets. I would often find places like Rotoworld and ProFootballTalk beating JLa to the punch.

This is amazing news for the Skins. Blache really does get results.

Posted by: SkinsFanCT7 | July 30, 2009 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Great news. I'll be there Saturday it should be fun.

Posted by: TWISI | July 30, 2009 11:35 PM | Report abuse

ALL IN!

Posted by: Aivdivad | July 30, 2009 11:36 PM | Report abuse

It's time to officially welcome the newest "Big O" to DC!

Posted by: RedskinsWiz23 | July 30, 2009 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Jason Reid, did you ever sleep? Great posts,
I stop counting after five great posts in one day. That must be a record. Good job Mr Mayor.

Posted by: abxinc | July 30, 2009 11:37 PM | Report abuse

BOOYAHHH!!!...bring it on RAK!

Posted by: Predator48 | July 30, 2009 11:40 PM | Report abuse

sweet!

Posted by: chrislarry | July 30, 2009 11:41 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, seriously, great job. I've never found myself behind on posts. I love it haha.

The Mayor has delivered!

Posted by: SkinsFanCT7 | July 30, 2009 11:44 PM | Report abuse

Sweet!!!!!

Posted by: leevi98 | July 30, 2009 11:46 PM | Report abuse

Look at that Skins fans....The Mayor breaks the news before other oulets....Nice Job Mayor!

Posted by: leevi98 | July 30, 2009 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Look at that Skins fans....The Mayor breaks the news before other oulets....Nice Job Mayor!

Posted by: leevi98


He is truly "The Insider".

Posted by: Predator48 | July 30, 2009 11:52 PM | Report abuse

Uh, correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Rick Maese break the story and write the post...I'm just saying, lets give credit where credit is due.

Posted by: RedskinsWiz23 | July 30, 2009 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Rick Maese takes the cake for the day. He beat PFT by 21 minutes...

Posted by: ATLredskin | July 31, 2009 12:58 AM | Report abuse

Oh Wait PFT gives credit to the "Redskins official blogger" which when you go to the blog on the website, they break the story 9 minutes before Rick Maese. Redskins Insider take the L for the day.

GIVE CREDIT TO MATT TERL !!!!

Posted by: ATLredskin | July 31, 2009 1:02 AM | Report abuse

Who friggin' cares how many minutes it took or who broke the story? Sheesh... what matters is this kid will be in camp tomorrow morning getting to work. I expect Blache and the vets will be riding him hard. And I bet the O linemen can't wait to tee off on him as well. As it should be.

C'mon now, Rak. Show us something.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | July 31, 2009 1:21 AM | Report abuse

Seems to me Matt Terl should be disqualified from this competition, seeing how he's on the payroll.


I'm dead serious about this. Nate.

Posted by: freakzilla | July 31, 2009 1:37 AM | Report abuse

Thank you for all the posts today. Very well done by the crew from the Post covering the Skins. I come here to get breaking news before the Skins home page. I rarely post in this space but needed to thank and commend you.

Posted by: saltine182 | July 31, 2009 1:44 AM | Report abuse

via twitter, our old friend @JasonLaCanfora breaks the details of the deal:

redskins 5 yr deal with Brian Orakpo worth max of $20M w/ $12.1 guar, according to league source

Posted by: Wonsapnatm | July 31, 2009 2:10 AM | Report abuse

I hear ya, zilla, and I agree that any news promulgated by the house organ should not qualify for any "first!" honors.

All that matters is that we get the news quickly up here and get to commentin' thereupon. And Redskins Insider -- the posts and the comments -- has long proven to be an excellent clearinghouse for Skins info from all sources.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | July 31, 2009 2:20 AM | Report abuse

"I think that you'll start to see the fruits this year and next year and the year after. I think you'll start to see some big-time development, and that's something that you learn."--DAN SNYDER

If I was Kelly or Thomas I wouldn't be happy having my owner call me a fruit.

Posted by: TheCork | July 30, 2009 7:02 PM |

Geezus. This is pathetic. What's next? Fruit of the Loom jokes? You are inching up on MisterMoFo for the unwanted distinction of making the lamest posts on the blog. The same way that TE overtook periculum for creating the most clutter on the blog.

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | July 31, 2009 5:17 AM | Report abuse

Excellent...I hate that he missed ANY time, but overcoming a one day holdout should be alright, especially since it could have been a lot worse. Good job, Skins!

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 31, 2009 5:23 AM | Report abuse

TE overtook periculum for creating the most clutter on the blog.

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | July 31, 2009 5:17 AM

Finally someone -- albeit a moonbat -- has finally noticed, and I get the credit I deserve!

Posted by: talent_evaluator | July 31, 2009 6:07 AM | Report abuse

Didn't the Skins learn anything from last years Jason Taylor experiment. If you're gonna get a great player, let him do what he's great at. Don't move him into a position that he's not familiar with. Let him play DE and get after the QB or at least have him play DE when we play against more mobile QB's like McNabb.

Posted by: vegasskinsfan | July 31, 2009 6:21 AM | Report abuse

Didn't the Skins learn anything from last years Jason Taylor experiment. If you're gonna get a great player, let him do what he's great at. Don't move him into a position that he's not familiar with. Let him play DE and get after the QB or at least have him play DE when we play against more mobile QB's like McNabb.

Posted by: vegasskinsfan | July 31, 2009 6:21 AM |

Finally, someone up here gets it! I wish you would explain this to brownwood. He keeps thinking that players might actually have more than one skill and that we should give him a chance at a new position to see what he's best at. Personally, like you, I believe that you can't teach an old dog new tricks, especially if he's from the University of Texas. So it's a big mistake to even try him out at SLB.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | July 31, 2009 6:26 AM | Report abuse

And, beep beep.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | July 31, 2009 6:28 AM | Report abuse

Didn't the Skins learn anything from last years Jason Taylor experiment. If you're gonna get a great player, let him do what he's great at. Don't move him into a position that he's not familiar with. Let him play DE and get after the QB or at least have him play DE when we play against more mobile QB's like McNabb.

Posted by: vegasskinsfan | July 31, 2009 6:21 AM


I've been saying this for months and T_E refuses to buy into the ideology that maybe, just maybe, a rookie is gonna have a hard time adjusting the speed of the NFL game. You don't teach a kid to ride a bike by throwing him on a 10-speed Schwinn, you put him on a bike with training wheels and let him work his way up. The Redskins don't have the luxury (or the depth) to bring him along slowly, he needs to be out there wreaking havoc on the QB TODAY.

This team has an unsettling history of not putting guys in the best possible position to succeed, and that has a lot to do with my objections to playing Orakpo at LB.

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 31, 2009 6:35 AM | Report abuse

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