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Contract Extension Coming For OLB Brian Orakpo?

According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the Redskins could approach OLB Brian Orakpo regarding a contract extension this offseason.

“He proved himself to be valuable,” said La Canfora, via CBS Washington“I think the big offseason thing will be Orakpo and I do think they’ll make every effort to get him signed long-term.

Orakpo, 26, was lost for the season after he suffered another torn pectoral muscle back in September. He’s under contract for the 2013 season for a very reasonable $2.81 million, but will be entering the final year of his rookie deal.

I think his absence this year really showed up and I think they know that [Ryan] Kerrigan needs somebody on the other end to help anchor for him,” La Canfora said.