Brian Orakpo extension unlikely

Updated: July 15, 2014, 11:00 AM ET news services

Linebacker Brian Orakpo and the Washington Redskins are unlikely to agree to a long-term extension by Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, sources confirmed to ESPN.

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Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post/Getty ImagesBrian Orakpo (98) is expected to play under the franchise tag for the Redskins in 2014.

Orakpo signed an $11.45 million franchise tender earlier this offseason but made it known that he'd welcome a long-term deal with Washington, which drafted him 13th overall in 2009.

Though he's been an effective player since, his career-best sack total is 11, which was set as a rookie. He's coming off a 10-sack season and has never recorded fewer than seven when he's played a full season.

In March, first-year Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he "wouldn't mind letting (Orakpo) play out this franchise tag and see what happens."

"He's a talented player," Gruden said. "I think he can do a little better, we can ask more of him to where he could be more productive."

Information from's John Keim was used in this report.


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