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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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NFC East sleepers few and far between

Posted July 20, 2010 @ noon ET
The NFC East stands as one of the toughest divisions, top to bottom, and there are not a lot of quality sleeper candidates with so many established stars.

Redskins suffer loss with OL Williams out

Posted July 17, 2010 @ 8:17 a.m. ET
The Redskins are facing an OL picture without Mike Williams, who was an unexpectedly strong contributor inside last season.

Reports: Redskins OL Williams likely out for season

Posted July 10, 2010 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
Redskins OG-OT Mike Williams, who was to contend for a starting job at right guard, is expected to miss the 2010 season due to blood clots near his heart, The Washington Post reported Friday night, citing "two people familiar with ...

Snyder not culprit in Haynesworth mess

Posted July 05, 2010 @ 3:30 p.m. ET
Daniel Snyder has repeatedly thrown good money after bad, writes PFW's Hub Arkush, yet he's not the bad guy in the Albert Haynesworth dispute.

Lions' pass on Haynesworth no surprise

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
The Lions made it public that they have no intention of dealing for DT Albert Haynesworth, and our sources say they never came close to a trade.

Redskins' interest in Chargers' Jackson unclear

Posted July 01, 2010 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
Reports suggest that the Redskins are one of the teams that are interested in acquiring disgruntled Chargers WR Vincent Jackson, but that interest might have changed following Jackson's three-game suspension.

Redskins CB Westbrook acquitted of drunken driving

Posted June 28, 2010 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
Redskins CB Byron Westbrook, the brother of free-agent RB Brian Westbrook, has been acquitted on all charges from a February arrest for suspicion of drunken driving.

Haynesworth says he'll be at training camp

Posted June 23, 2010 @ 8:37 p.m. ET
After having missed all of the team's offseason activities thus far, disgruntled Redskins DL Albert Haynesworth says he plans to show up for training camp despite his ongoing unhappiness with the team.

As forecast, Haynesworth signing backfiring on 'Skins

Posted June 21, 2010 @ 9:36 a.m. ET
Despite numerous warnings about the dangers of signing Albert Haynesworth last year, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder did so anyway. Now Snyder must deal with the mess Haynesworth has created in Washington.

Saints trade OT Brown to Redskins

Posted June 19, 2010 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
The Saints traded OT Jammal Brown to the Redskins on Saturday for a 2011 draft pick, Saints executive vice president and general manager Mickey Loomis announced in a team-issued statement on Saturday.

Redskins sign fourth-round LB Riley

Posted June 18, 2010 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
The Redskins announced Friday that they have signed LB Perry Riley.

Redskins will go after Haynesworth bonus money

Posted June 17, 2010 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
Before any trade or transaction will happen with DT Albert Haynesworth, the Redskins will attempt to recoup as much of the $26 million in bonuses they have paid him thus far.

Redskins sign LB McIntosh; release PK Medlock

Posted June 14, 2010 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
The Redskins have signed restricted free-agent LB Rocky McIntosh to a one-year, $1.759 million contract.

Haynesworth's contract affordable now

Posted June 14, 2010 @ 10:22 a.m. ET
With his bonus paid, Albert Haynesworth's contract isn't outrageous now, says one NFL insider in "Audibles," meaning the Redskins will try to deal him.

McNabb: Redskins' backfield is not a crowd

Posted June 10, 2010 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
Donovan McNabb told PFW that he thinks the Redskins can have a three-headed attack in the backfield and be very successful doing it.

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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