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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

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Torain could be this year’s playoff surprise

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
Each season, a couple players come out of nowhere to be darlings of the fantasy playoffs. In 2010, one of those players could be Redskins RB Ryan Torain.

Freeman leads Bucs back again in 17-16 win

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay's Connor Barth made all three of his field goals, and Josh Freeman led a fourth-quarter comeback for the fifth time this season in Sunday's 17-16 victory.

Report: Grossman prepped to replace McNabb on Sunday

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
Fox Sports' Jay Glazer is reporting that the Redskins are prepping backup QB Rex Grossman to play Sunday if starter Donovan McNabb struggles.

Redskins' change of defense hasn't paid off

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
The Albert Haynesworth no-show this season has underscored what has been a miserable defensive season for Washington in most respects.

McIntosh still adjusting to Redskins' 3-4 'D'

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
Like many of his teammates, it's taking considerable time for LB Rocky McIntosh to adapt to Washington's new 3-4 defense, according to NFC East Whispers.

Haynesworth suspended for final four games

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
The Redskins have suspended DL Albert Haynesworth without pay for the remainder of the regular season for "conduct detrimental to the club."

Redskins at wit's end with Haynesworth

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
Reports have surfaced that the Redskins could release DT Albert Haynesworth, but it makes little sense to cut him now and get nothing in return.

Jacobs, Bradshaw run all over Redskins

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw  turned Sunday's meeting with the Washington Redskins into a rout, rushing for all four touchdowns and 200 yards in a 31-7 Giants victory.

Haynesworth out with illness

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth will miss the team's Week 13 game vs. the Giants with an illness.

Redskins must piece together running game

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 9:10 p.m. ET
The Redskins must live with what they have in the backfield and the offensive line, but changes are expected in the rushing attack for next season.

Report: Redskins to be without SS Landry, CB Rogers on Sunday

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
The Redskins will be without SS LaRon Landry and CB Carlos Rogers against the Giants on Sunday, according to Ryan O'Halloran of CSN-Washington.

Report: RB coach Bieniemy wanted at Colorado

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
The Denver Post is reporting that Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy could be in line to be the offensive coordinator at University of Colorado if Redskins TE coach Jon Embree accepts the school's head-coaching position. Embree has reportedly been ...

NFL assistants on Colorado's radar

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
The University of Colorado has offered its head-coaching job to Redskins TE coach Jon Embree, according to The Denver Post. Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy is a likely candidate to be the team's offensive coordinator, the newspaper reported as ...

Redskins' run game deteriorating

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
The Redskins couldn't get anything going on the ground in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, and they might not have the pieces to get much better this season.

Frazier wins Viking debut, top 'Skins 17-13

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
New Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier started of his career a winner, as Brett Favre led two scoring drives in a 17-13 victory over the Redskins.

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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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