It's very unlikely the
"I obviously still want something done. Hopefully sooner than later because I just don’t want to be in a situation where, I don’t know, this stuff lingers throughout the season and is an issue," Orakpo told the Washington Post.
"Hopefully my best interest is their best interest and we get something done. But who knows? It is a business and I have to look out for myself as well. I came into this offseason. I didn’t want any distractions. We dealt with that. Y’all guys are tired of that from last season. I know I am. I wanted to be on the positive side and be here for my teammates, which is the most important thing."
Orakpo had 10 sacks and his first career interception and touchdown last season.
The four players who got franchised -- the
However, the signing teams would have to give up two first-round draft picks if the tagging team decided not to match. It's highly unlikely any team would give up that much, even for superstars like Graham or Hardy.
Eight players received the franchise tag in 2013. This year, four players got franchised and two drew the transition tag, which had not been used since 2011.
Getting the franchise tag were
The deadline for tagging players passed at 4 p.m. ET.
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