All indications have pointed to a healthy return for the Washington Redskin's linebacker Brian Orakpo after a torn pectoral muscle effectively ruined his 2012 season. Orakpo is a free-agent after the season, and the Redskins are apparently content with allowing him to play out the season before offering him a long-term deal.
Orakpo has all the tools to propel himself to the upper hierarchy of pass-rushers in the NFL, but injuries have derailed a hot start for the former Texas Longhorn. He's notched 29.5 sacks in his first 49 games, which earned him a spot on the NFC's Pro Bowl roster in his first two seasons in the league. Washington was confident that it had solved their pass-rushing issues that plagued them in the mid-2000's by pairing Orakpo, who's widely considered the Redskin's best defensive player, with Ryan Kerrigan, a first-round pick in 2011.
Brian had this to say about his contract issues,
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"I'm not worried about it," Orakpo said last week, via the Washington Post. "I'm concentrating on having a successful season. Everything will take care of itself."