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Brian Orakpo

Brian Orakpo - #98 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 257 lbs.
Birthday 07/31/1986
Birthplace Houston, TX
College Texas
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 1st round, 13th pick by Redskins

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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Expanding the playoffs a bad idea

Posted Jan. 07, 2013 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
Expanded playoffs? Bad idea if the wild-card games were a clue. Plus, how Leslie Frazier and Mike Shanahan handled QB decisions.

Lynch, Seahawks too tough for Redskins

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 7:59 p.m. ET
Marshawn Lynch ran for 131 yards and a TD in helping the Seahawks grab a 24-14 NFC wild-card victory over the Redskins on Sunday.

Friday injury report for wild-card round

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the wild-card weekend, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Thursday's wild-card injury report

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
The injury report report for this weekend's wild-card action, as released by the NFL.

Redskins' Jackson quietly putting together strong season

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
Redskins OLB Rob Jackson has been an underrated reason for the team's defensive success, whether he's pressuring or dropping into coverage.

Key matchup: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson vs. Redskins' pressure

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
Can Russell Wilson get outside the pocket? Can the Redskins afford to keep blitzing?

Running the 'Card table: Tom Danyluk's wildcard predictions

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
PFW columnist Tom Danyluk breaks down the wild-card round action and offers his predictions.

Lewis, Pagano highlight emotional weekend

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
Three of this year's wild-card games are whoppers, with the two Sunday games appearing to be quite fascinating.

NFC West Spin cycle: Niners, Seahawks gear up for postseason

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
The Niners and Seahawks have plenty of momentum for the playoffs afer taking down the Cardinals and Rams, respectively, in Week 17.

Week 17 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Alfred Morris, Everson Griffen and Darius Reynaud as its Players of the Week.

NFC East Spin cycle: Redskins claim first division title since 1999

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 10:47 a.m. ET
The Redskins are in the playoffs and everyone else is home for the rest of the holidays. Surprised? So are we.

Rookies propel Redskins to NFC East title

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 1:11 a.m. ET
Robert Griffin III ran for a TD and RB Alfred Morris ran for 200 yards and three TDs as the Redskins beat the Cowboys 28-18 Sunday night.

Key matchup: Cowboys WR Dez Bryant vs. Redskins' secondary

Posted Dec. 27, 2012 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
He might be a Pro Bowl snub, but Cowboys WR Dez Bryant might be the hottest receiver in football. Can the Redskins stop him?

Still plenty to determine in Week 17

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
The "pandemonium at FedEx Field," as DeAngelo Hall is calling the Redskins-Cowboys win-and-in matchup, heads the Week 17 slate.

Week 17 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Seeding is up for grabs in the AFC, while five teams fight for two spots in the NFC playoffs in Week 17.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Sept. 17, 2012
Orakpo is also expected to miss at least a week after reinjuring his left shoulder in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the St. Louis Rams.||||||| Orakpo appears likely to miss this week's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Posted Aug. 20, 2012
Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo and strong safety Brandon Meriweather will miss the final two preseason games with injuries. Both were hurt in Washington's 33-31 loss to Chicago on Saturday.||||||| Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that MRIs on both players revealed good news. Orakpo has damaged some scar tissue in his left shoulder, and Meriweather has a swollen and sore left knee. Neither player will require surgery. Orakpo had surgery on the same shoulder after tearing a pectoral muscle in the final game of last season. He thought he had torn the muscle again against the Bears when he felt the shoulder pop.
Posted Aug. 18, 2012
Orakpo left Saturday's game against the Bears with a possible shoulder injury.||||||| Orakpo attempted to make a lunging tackle after Devin Hester caught a pass late in the first quarter of the 33-31 loss and missed. He stayed down for a few minutes as medical staff tended to him before walking gingerly off the field. Orakpo eventually had his left shoulder wrapped on the sideline. Washington coach Mike Shanahan said Orakpo will go for an MRI.
Posted Oct. 02, 2011
Orakpo had 2 1/2 sacks as Washington beat St. Louis 17-10 on Sunday.||||||| Orakpo had one sack entering the game but lived up to his All-Pro reputation in a big way in St. Louis.
Posted Dec. 24, 2010
Orakpo is out for this Sunday's game at Jacksonville with groin and hamstring injuries.||||||| Orakpo leads the team with 8.5 sacks.

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