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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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Only a knee sprain for Redskins QB Griffin

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 7:52 p.m. ET
The Redskins announced that QB Robert Griffin III did not suffer major ligament damage, only a knee sprain.

Cousins replaces injured RG3, leads Redskins past Ravens

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Alfred Morris ran for 122 yards on 23 carries and a TD as the Redskins beat the Ravens in overtime despite Robert Griffin III being injured.

Foles, Cousins join in on rookie QB fun

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Kirk Cousins and Nick Foles are the two latest rookie-QB phenomenons; plus, are Norv Turner, Ron Rivera and Andy Reid too late?

FBI agents raid sites belonging to ex-Jet, brother

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 11 a.m. ET
Federal, state and local agents searched Fort Wayne property belonging to former Jets OT Jason Fabini and a home owned by his brother.

Key matchup: Redskins secondary vs. Ravens receivers

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
For Thursday's key matchup, we take a look at the Redskins' shorthanded secondary facing off against the Ravens' talented but inconsistent receivers.

Redskins DB Griffin suspended four games

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
The NFL suspended Redskins DB Cedric Griffin for four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

NFC East Spin cycle: Eagles' defense needs major overhaul

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
The NFC East race is officially on after the Cowboys beat the Eagles Sunday night and the Redskins took down the Giants on Monday.

Redskins closing in on Giants after win

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 12:10 a.m. ET
Robert Griffin III threw for one touchdown and had a fumble turn into another score as the Redskins beat the Giants, 17-16, on Monday night.

Key matchup: Redskins offensive line vs. Giants defensive line

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
In today’s “Key Matchup,” PFW’s Eric Edholm examines the battle of the Redskins’ offensive line vs. the Giants’ defensive line.

Redskins QB Griffin, Bucs LB David named Rookies of the Month

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and Buccaneers LB Lavonte David were named the Rookies of the Month for November.

NFL great Jack Pardee ill with cancer

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 9:30 p.m. ET
Jack Pardee, a five-time All-Pro linebacker and an NFL coach, has been diagnosed with gall bladder cancer and has six to nine months to live.

NFC East Spin cycle: Giants do selves big favor

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
The NFC East is a two-horse race, and the Giants did themselves a big favor by trouncing the Packers and keeping a two-game divisional lead.

Week 12 Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 8:51 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Robert Griffin III, J.J. Watt and T.Y. Hilton as its Players of the Week.

Redskins manage their flaws with booming confidence

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
Following Robert Griffin II's lead, the confident Redskins are suddenly back in the playoff race.

RG3 throws four TDs in Redskins win over the Cowboys

Posted Nov. 22, 2012 @ 10:47 p.m. ET
Robert Griffin threw for 311 yards and Washington built a huge halftime lead against Dallas before holding on for a 38-31 victory.

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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