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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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Redskins sign WR Furrey; release four

Posted June 09, 2010 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
The Redskins made a series of roster moves Wednesday, most notably signing WR Mike Furrey.

Redskins face major changes on special teams

Posted May 28, 2010 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
Nearly as drastic as the changes on offense and defense this offseason has been the difference in special-teams personnel.

Report: Redskins’ Moss linked to HGH doctor

Posted May 20, 2010 @ 3:22 p.m. ET
Redskins WR Santana Moss has been named as one of several professional athletes with ties to Canadian doctor Anthony Galea, who has been charged with smuggling and distributing human growth hormone, according to various published reports.

Redskins sign DL Holliday

Posted May 17, 2010 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
The Redskins announced Monday that they have signed free-agent DL Vonnie Holliday, who played in all 16 games with the Broncos last season.

Orakpo likely to increase sack total

Posted May 16, 2010 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
According to "Whispers," OLB Brian Orakpo's role in Redskins coordinator Jim Haslett's new defense could enable him to significantly improve on his 11-sack rookie season.

Redskins WR Moss sidelined after knee surgery

Posted May 08, 2010 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
A report from the Washington Post says that Redskins WR Santana Moss had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee this offseason and will be sidelined until June.

Redskins release Montgomery, Mitchell, three others

Posted May 03, 2010 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
The Redskins released five players Monday, including DL Anthony Montgomery, WRs Marko Mitchell and James Robinson and RBs Anthony Alridge and P.J. Hill.

Galloway, Wade not crucial Redskins additions

Posted April 30, 2010 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
The Redskins have been active in free agency, and signing WRs Joey Galloway and Bobby Wade is a good example of the new approach.

Redskins sign two veteran wide receivers

Posted April 29, 2010 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
The Redskins announced Thursday that they have signed free-agent WRs Joey Galloway and Bobby Wade.

Redskins sign DE Scott

Posted April 27, 2010 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
The Redskins have signed free-agent DE Darrion Scott, who played for Jim Haslett in the UFL.

2010 draft choices by team: Redskins

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 10:41 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the Washington Redskins in the 2010 NFL draft.

Redskins trade QB Campbell to Raiders

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
The Redskins sent QB Jason Campbell to the Raiders for a 2012 fourth-round pick, reports indicate.

Williams fits what Shanahan wants

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 8:20 p.m. ET
OT Trent Williams is a classic fit for a Mike Shanahan zone offense with the feet and the lateral ability to move well to be a perfect fit in this kind of system. But does he want to be great?

Redskins beef up D-line with Carriker, Green

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
While the status of disgruntled DT Albert Haynesworth remains in limbo, the Redskins have started to stockpile DL help.

Rams trade Carriker to Redskins, sign RFA Ryan

Posted April 20, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
The Rams remained busy on the DT front Tuesday, trading former first-round draft pick Adam Carriker to the Redskins and signing starting DT Clifton Ryan to a one-year tender offer.

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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