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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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Haynesworth misses practice following death of half-brother

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth missed practice on Friday after the death of his half-brother.

Redskins sign P Smith

Posted Oct. 06, 2010 @ 6:10 p.m. ET
The Redskins have reached an agreement with P Hunter Smith.

RB Portis out 4-6 weeks

Posted Oct. 06, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Redskins RB Clinton Portis is expected to miss four to six weeks with a third-degree groin separation.

Packers-Redskins matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Week Five Packers-Redskins game.

Portis doesn't think he'll play in Week Five

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
Redskins RB Clinton Portis told a Washington radio station that he doesn't think his groin injury will be healthy enough for him to play in Week Five.

Redskins making offensive changes

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 7:41 p.m. ET
The Redskins have used the season's first quarter to find an identity on offense, but they appear to be leaning more toward the run after the win over the Eagles.

With Vick out, Redskins win McNabb Bowl

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 8:17 p.m. ET
Donovan McNabb threw for 125 yards and one touchdown, leading the Washington Redskins to a 17-12 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in his first game against his former team.

Redskins waive RB Williams, sign WR Banks

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
The Redskins waived RB Keiland Williams on Saturday and signed WR Brandon Banks from the team's practice squad.

Redskins struggling to execute Haslett's defense

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 10:03 p.m. ET
After a strong performance in Week One, coordinator Jim Haslett's Redskins defense has taken several steps back.

Rams top Redskins after losing Jackson

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
Backup running back Kenneth Darby scored the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter, helping the St. Louis Rams overcome an injury to Steven Jackson and end a 14-game home losing streak with a 30-16 victory over the Washington Redskins on ...

Redskins P Bidwell hurt

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Redskins P Josh Bidwell was injured in pregame warm-ups and needed to be helped off the field by teammates an hour before the game vs. the Rams.

Redskins might call RB Williams' number

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
If you want to keep an eye on a player who could give the Redskins' offense a boost, it could be RB Keiland Williams.

Deadline passes for Chargers WR Jackson to be traded

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
The deadline imposed for Chargers WR Vincent Jackson to be traded, which would have allowed him to reduce his suspension from six games to four, has passed with no deal consummated.

Redskins cut RB Johnson, sign RB Simpson

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
The Redskins cut two-time Pro Bowl RB Larry Johnson on Tuesday and signed RB Chad Simpson.

Redskins CB Hall: "This is my defense"

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
DeAngelo Hall told the Washington media that he will be covering No. 1 wide receivers the rest of the season.

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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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