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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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Report: Portis will start Sunday

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
Redskins RB Clinton Portis will reportedly start in Sunday's game vs. the Titans in his first game since Oct. 3.

Haslett feels heat of 'Skins' defensive troubles

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
The Redskins have experienced significant growing pains as they have attempted to reshape the defense from a 4-3 man-coverage unit to a 3-4, primarily zone defense.

Redskins CB Rogers may miss Sunday's game

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
Redskins CB Carlos Rogers might miss Sunday's game against the Titans, and an assignment to cover WR Randy Moss.

Details emerge on McNabb extension

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
A day after it was announced that Donovan McNabb and the Redskins agreed to a five-year, $70 million extension, further details have emerged that show the new contract may not be for as long or as much as it seems.

Vick, Eagles embarrass McNabb, Redskins 59-28

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 12:15 a.m. ET
Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles embarrassed the Washington Redskins, spoiling Donovan McNabb's big contract day with a 59-28 victory Monday night. Vick completed his first 10 passes and finished 20 for 28 for 333 yards with four touchdowns ...

Report: Torain tweaks hamstring in pregame

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 10:35 p.m. ET
Redskins RB Ryan Torain appeared to have reinjured a hamstring injury during pregame warm-ups for the Monday-night home game against Philadelphia, The Washington Post reported. As a result, Keiland Williams started at running back while Torain was riding an exercise ...

Redskins' McNabb, 'moving on' a richer man

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
With the Redskins awash in cash, they decided to lock up a quarterback in Donovan McNabb who can play now and keep the team competitive while serving as a bridge to the next generation as a mentor to their QB ...

McNabb signs extension with Redskins

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 3:37 p.m. ET
The Redskins announced Monday that they have signed QB Donovan McNabb to a contract extension. Multiple media outlets are reporting the deal is for five years and $78 million, with $40 million guaranteed.

Report: Portis inactive; Torain, Banks cleared for Monday night

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
The Redskins will have dynamic returner Brandon Banks and RB Ryan Torain, but reportedly will be without RB Clinton Portis for their Monday night game vs. the Eagles.

Injury report for Eagles-Redskins MNF game

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Week 10 Monday-night game, Philadelphia at Washington, showing the status of each injured player.

Portis' role remains unclear with Redskins

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 3:22 p.m. ET
RB Clinton Portis hopes to return to the Redskins' lineup soon, but his role once he gets there will be unclear.

NFC East midseason reports

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
Hakeem Nicks' nine TD catches in eight games has delighted the Giants, and fantasy owners as well. Read our midseason reports on the NFC East teams.

Redskins place SS Horton on I.R.

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 3:22 p.m. ET
The Redskins placed SS Chris Horton on injured reserve on Monday. They signed DB Anderson Russell from the practice squad to take Horton's spot on the 53-man roster.

Redskins might have multiple concerns with McNabb

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
There is a lot of haze in the aftermath of the Week Eight benching of QB Donovan McNabb, but we hear that the various reasons Mike Shanahan gave may all have merit.

Report: QB Russell in Washington for workout

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 12:07 p.m. ET
Former Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell is in Washington today to meet with and try out for the Redskins, according to multiple internet reports. It was first reported by FOX 26 Houston.

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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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