Two-time Pro Bowler Brian Orakpo missed the final 15 games of the 2012 season with a torn left pectoral. Now, the Redskins outside linebacker says he's all good and ready for the team's OTA session starting on May 20. Washington's first-round pick in 2009 racked up 28.5 sacks during his first three seasons.
Not only would a healthy Orakpo playing opposite Ryan Kerrigan be a boost to the pass rush, but the Redskins have limited options throughout their linebacking corps. Staying healthy is of course another matter and one that cannot simply be assumed seeing as Orakpo previously suffered a similar injury, though he missed only one game during his first three seasons. Another storyline is that the soon-to-be 27-year-old is entering the final year of his contract. With virtually no salary cap wiggle room, the Redskins could free up space by signing Orakpo to a long-term deal, not to mention keep him around for a while.