The team announced Monday that they have placed the franchise tag on Orakpo.
Barring an agreement on a long-term contract by the July 15 deadline, Orakpo will earn $11.455 million under the tag.
A person informed of the negotiations has told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport that the two sides had not been in active contract discussions recently. There was a fundamental disagreement on Orakpo's value.
Rapoport cited a source Monday who said Orakpo has no plans to sign the franchise tag as of right now.
Although Orakpo has lined up at outside linebacker in Jim Haslett's 3-4 defense, there's reason to believe he will follow Terrell Suggs' 2008 example and file a grievance seeking the $13.116 million defensive-end designation.
Now that Haslett has his two edge rushers in place for this season, he can concentrate on adding inside linebackers and overhauling a beleaguered secondary.