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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

Tack FF Int
5 1 0

Redskins place DL Golston on I.R.

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
The Redskins promoted S Sha'reff Rashad and DL Joe Joseph to their active roster and placed DL Kedric Golston on injured reserve.

Grossman could have shot to be starter

Posted Dec. 25, 2010 @ 9:30 p.m. ET
There is a debate in Washington over whether QB Rex Grossman has a legitimate chance to make a claim on the Redskins’ starting job for next season.

Classy McNabb hiding true feelings about Redskins

Posted Dec. 25, 2010 @ 9:11 p.m. ET
Donovan McNabb has been judicious in not throwing his bosses under the bus, but that shouldn't obscure the inevitability of a parting of the ways in the near future, according to NFC East Whispers.

Jones-Drew's status for Sunday in question

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 12:25 p.m. ET
The Jaguars may be without RB Maurice Jones-Drew for their must-win game against the Redskins on Sunday.

Shanahan responds to McNabb's agent

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 8:07 p.m. ET
Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan released a statement Thursday night in response to the one put out earlier by Donovan McNabb's agent, Fletcher Smith.

McNabb's agent lashes out at Shanahans

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
The mess involving Donovan McNabb and the Redskins took another turn on Thursday after comments made by McNabb's agent, Fletcher Smith.

Grossman impresses but still not Redskins' savior

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
For one game, Rex Grossman looked like a very potent NFL quarterback, but he's not the Redskins' future at the position.

Redskins an absolute mess

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 5:47 a.m. ET
One NFL personnel executive says many of the problems in Washington can be traced to the team's two coordinators, Jim Haslett and Kyle Shanahan.

Grossman’s first start since ’08 a stunner

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
When the Redskins announced they would start QB Rex Grossman this week over Donovan McNabb, the thought was that the passing game would take a step back. That could not have been anymore incorrect.

Buehler's late FG lifts Cowboys past Redskins

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
After letting a 20-point lead dissolve into a tie game, David Buehler bailed out the Cowboys by making a 39-yard field goal with 50 seconds left and the defense managed to make it hold up for a 33-30 victory Sunday ...

Redskins planning exit strategy with McNabb

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 3:16 a.m. ET
The Redskins have benched Donovan McNabb for the remainder of the season, and Mike Shanahan's decision will have a profound impact on the team's locker room.

Report: Grossman to start for Redskins on Sunday

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
QB Rex Grossman will replace Donovan McNabb as the Redskins' starter this Sunday in Dallas, according to Kelli Johnson of CSN Washington.

Redskins sign P Paulescu, DL Clark

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 9:57 a.m. ET
The Redskins officially signed P Sam Paulescu and also added DL Jeremy Clark on Thursday. They released P Hunter Smith.

Redskins replace P Smith after botched hold

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 6:37 p.m. ET
The Redskins signed P Sam Paulescu on Tuesday to replace P Hunter Smith.

Redskins place Landry on I.R.

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
The Redskins have placed SS LaRon Landry on injured reserve, ending a season that may have concluded in the Pro Bowl.

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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