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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 re-sign C Rabach

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
The team announced Monday the re-signing of C Casey Rabach to a contract extension. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Redskins may be powerless to get Bradford

Posted March 07, 2010 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
The Redskins appear to have set their sights on Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford, but it's looking more unlikely that they will be able to get him.

Redskins sign ex-Vikings OL Hicks

Posted March 06, 2010 @ 8:40 p.m. ET
The Vikings lost another key free agent Saturday when versatile OL Artis Hicks agreed to a deal with the Redskins. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

NFC East team needs

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
Regardless of whether RB Clinton Portis is still in Washington next season, the Redskins need new blood at running back. PFW concludes its analysis of team needs with the NFC East.

Redskins clean house: Griffin, Randle El, Thomas, Smoot, Betts, others gone

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
The Redskins are prepared to release a host of big-name players, all over the age of 30, according to multiple reports. Among the expected cuts are DT Cornelius Griffin, WR Antwaan Randle El, ORG Randy Thomas, RB Ladell Betts, CB ...

Redskins OLT Samuels will announce retirement Thursday

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
Chris Samuels, the Redskins’ six-time Pro Bowl tackle, will announce his retirement on Thursday following a serious neck injury last season.

Redskins OT Samuels to retire

Posted March 01, 2010 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
According a report in the Washington Post, Redskins OLT Chris Samuels is expected to announce his retirement in a news conference this week at Redskins Park.

Redskins open up QB position to questions

Posted Feb. 28, 2010 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Head coach Mike Shanahan gave some glimpses into how his team might look next season but offered few concrete answers, especially at QB.

Shanahan: Redskins have options at tight end

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
One of the positions the Redskins have some offensive depth is at tight end, and Mike Shanahan is open to the idea of getting Chris Cooley and Fred Davis on the field at the same time.

Kyle Shanahan, not Mike, will call Redskins' plays

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
Although Mike Shanahan mostly spoke in generalities at the Combine about his team's specific plans next season, he did reveal one interesting nugget.

Shanahan: 'Let's not talk about' Portis

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan didn't reveal much in his Combine talk with the media, personnel-wise, but his silence on RB Clinton Portis leads to speculation he won't return.

Redskins' Westbrook arrested for DUI

Posted Feb. 22, 2010 @ 1:34 a.m. ET
Redskins CB Byron Westbrook was arrested early Friday and charged with driving under the influence, according to a spokeswoman for the Charles County (Md.) Sheriff's Department.

Redskins name Wright, not Romanowski, as strength coach

Posted Feb. 12, 2010 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
The Redskins today named Ray Wright as their head strength and conditioning coach.

Redskins hire McCardell to coach receivers

Posted Feb. 02, 2010 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
The Redskins announced Tuesday that they have named Keenan McCardell as the team's wide receivers coach.

Zorn says Campbell can be very good

Posted Jan. 28, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
Former Redskins head coach Jim Zorn told PFW he thinks QB Jason Campbell still can become a Pro Bowl-level quarterback — if he gets more help from the rest of the offense.

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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