A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, March 4, 2013.
All reports, rumors and conjecture are a reflection of the media conversation and are not endorsed or confirmed by the Washington Redskins.
--Linebacker Brian Orakpo!(/team/roster/brian-orakpo/1ada3638-7183-4829-9e9e-c298e3da69a2/ "Brian Orakpo") will be back for his sixth season as a Washington Redskin after the team decided to use their franchise tag on him. The tag will cost the Redskins a reported $11.455 million for the 2014 season.
--With linebacker Brian Orakpo now tagged, the team will have a large chunk taken out of their salary cap space which they will need for free agency beginning March 11.
--The Redskins have reportedly signed safety to a one year extension. Gumbs appeared in six games last season.
--One blogger looks at five rules that the NFL will be looking at during this offseason, including making everything reviewable under a coach's challenge.
--Looking at why receiver is a position of need for the Redskins and what they should do to fill some holes at the position.
--A writer believes that the tagging of linebacker Brian Orakpo will not end the discussion about whether the team should sign him to a long term deal.
--Why the NFC East is welcoming a $10 million dollar jump in the salary cap, especially the Redskins who were strapped by a $36 million penalty over the past two seasons.
--One opinion of a writer who believes that placing the franchise tag on linebacker Brian Orakpo was not the right move for the Redskins.
--Looking at why cornerback left Twitter for a while, but now has come back to social media.
--Examining a list of rumors around the Redskins as free agency approaches, including whether receiver Kenny Britt would be a great fit in Washington.
--Looking at which positions are now a priority for the Redskins after the team locked up Brian Orakpo for another season.
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3) Cold and snowy outside at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, but inside things are heating up as free agency approacheshttp://t.co/sRDMYjRqwl