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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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Two Redskins added to NFC Pro Bowl roster

Posted Jan. 24, 2011 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
Redskins LBs Brian Orakpo and London Fletcher were added to nthe NFC Pro Bowl roster, replacing Clay Matthews of the Packers and the Bears' Brian Urlacher.

Redskins trying to build value of McNabb, Haynesworth

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 7:46 p.m. ET
Many were surprised when Redskins GM Bruce Allen hinted that QB Donovan McNabb and DT Albert Haynesworth possibly could return in 2011. Don't buy it.

Redskins' OL needs start inside

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
Aging C Casey Rabach is among the many concerns in the interior of the Redskins' offensive line that need to be addressed this offseason.

Suh would welcome Haynesworth in Detroit

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
There have been reports that the Lions could investigate acquiring DT Albert Haynesworth, and that would be just fine with DT Ndamukong Suh.

Redskins' offense can work with right parts

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 8:46 p.m. ET
It was a rough first season for Mike Shanahan in Washington, but there were plenty of signs that his offensive system can work with the Redskins.

Giants top 'Skins but miss playoffs

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 7:41 p.m. ET
The New York Giants got the win. They didn't get the help.

Moss wants to remain a Redskin, but will he?

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 2:05 a.m. ET
Finishing a superb season without any fanfare, WR Santana Moss has expressed a desire to stay with Washington next season, and early indications are that the team wants him back, according to NFC East Whispers.

Portis wants to return, but do Redskins want him?

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
RB Clinton Portis told media members this week that he's not done, but you have to wonder what, if any, his role would be in Washington in 2011.

Redskins sign CB Jones, place S Moore on I.R.

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
The Redskins announced Wednesday that they have signed CB Reggie Jones to their active roster and CB Doug Dutch and DL Vince Oghobaase to their practice squad. The team also placed S Kareem Moore (knee) on the reserve/injured list.

Scout's Notebook: Redskins QB Rex Grossman

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
Nolan Nawrocki analyzes Redskins QB Rex Grossman from a scout's perspective, detailing his positives and negatives.

Redskins' defense comes up with gutsy effort

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 6:51 p.m. ET
The season long ago had gotten away from the Redskins, but the defense, which was down several players, performed like everything was on the line against the Jaguars.

Week 16 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 10:17 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, Bears S Chris Harris and Redskins FB Darrel Young as its Players of the Week.

Week 17 game times changed

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 10:19 p.m. ET
The NFL has announced time changes for several key Week 17 matchups.

Redskins top Jags on Gano's kick in OT

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
Kevin Barnes intercepted David Garrard's second pass in overtime, setting up Graham Gano's 31-yard field goal that gave the Redskins a 20-17 victory over the Jaguars and snapped a four-game losing streak Sunday.

Report: McNabb will ask for his release

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
Redskins QB Donovan McNabb will reportedly ask for his release at the end of the 2010 season.

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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