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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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5 1 0

Redskins sign seven to practice squad

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
The Redskins announced Sunday that they have signed the following players to their practice squad: WR Terrence Austin, OL Selvish Capers, OL Erik Cook, LB Rob Jackson, OL Will Robinson, S Anderson Russell and RB Ryan Torain.

Redskins trade CB Tryon to Colts

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
According the NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora, the Redskins have traded CB Justin Tryon to the Colts.

Report: Redskins part ways with RB Parker

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
The Redskins have released RBs Willie Parker and Ryan Torain, according to ESPN.com's Adam Schefter.

QB Beck signs extension with Redskins

Posted Sept. 01, 2010 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
QB John Beck agreed to a two-year extension with Washington, keeping him with the Redskins through 2012.

LB Davis doesn't last long with Redskins

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Washington released four players Tuesday, including a rookie whom they acquired a day earlier.

Redskins place WR Kelly on I.R.

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly, a former second-round draft pick, was never able to get 100 percent healthy in training camp, so Washington placed him on injured reserve Tuesday.

Redskins, Rams make two trades

Posted Aug. 30, 2010 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
The Redskins and Rams made two separate trades Monday, with each team acquiring a rookie player that they believe could make the 53-man roster.

Front three vital to Redskins' defense

Posted Aug. 30, 2010 @ 12:09 a.m. ET
For all the talk of Albert Haynesworth and his ongoing saga with the Redskins, the other D-linemen on the team will have a lot to say about how successful the defense will fare this season.

Shanahan leaves McNabb's status for opener in question

Posted Aug. 29, 2010 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Sunday that he is unsure if QB Donovan McNabb will be ready for the season opener as McNabb nurses a sore left ankle.

Fitz's Four-Course Fantasy Feast

Posted Aug. 25, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
Pat Fitzmaurice examines two offenses going in opposite directions — the Cardinals' and the Redskins' — and provides other observations directed at fantasy football owners.

McNabb to miss preseason game against the Jets

Posted Aug. 24, 2010 @ 6:10 p.m. ET
Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan announced that QB Donovan McNabb will not play Friday against the Jets after he injured his left ankle against the Ravens.

Redskins add veteran safety, fullback

Posted Aug. 23, 2010 @ 2:32 p.m. ET
The Redskins signed two former Steelers, veteran S Tyrone Carter and FB Carey Davis, on Monday, and they released veteran LB Chris Draft.

Report: Haynesworth has muscle condition

Posted Aug. 23, 2010 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
Embattled Redskins DL Albert Haynesworth missed practice last week due to a muscle condition.

Report: Redskins FS Moore could miss 4-6 weeks

Posted Aug. 22, 2010 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
Redskins FS Kareem Moore could miss 4-6 weeks after suffering what's believed to be a sprained MCL in Saturday night's preseason contest against the Ravens, according to the Washington Post.

Headache, not dehydration, keeps Haynesworth out of practice

Posted Aug. 19, 2010 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
On Thursday, Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth missed another practice, this time because of a headache.

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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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