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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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5 1 0

Assessing where Redskins, Seahawks, Bills stand

Posted Jan. 24, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
With only three teams having hired new head coaches since the end of the season, NFList looks at the pros and cons facing the new field bosses in Buffalo, Seattle and Washington.

Redskins begin process of remaking O-line

Posted Jan. 22, 2010 @ 10:47 a.m. ET
The Redskins made two moves last week that were the first steps in the rebuilding of the offensive line, which was one of the worst units on the team this past season.

Would Haslett consider 3-4 for Redskins?

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
One of the interesting possibilities for new Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett could be the inclusion of some 3-4 looks and schemes in Washington.

Eagles hire April to coach special teams

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
The Eagles landed highly regarded special-teams coordinator Bobby April, signing him before the Redskins or any other team could land him.

Redskins hire Haslett to coordinate defense

Posted Jan. 13, 2010 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
The Redskins agreed to a deal with former Rams and Saints head coach Jim Haslett to be the team's defensive coordinator, according to various reports.

Redskins' Bugel retires after 32 years in NFL

Posted Jan. 13, 2010 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
Redskins assistant Joe Bugel, who spent 15 of his 32 NFL seasons coaching with the team, announced his retirement on Wednesday.

Rooney Rule has failed yet again

Posted Jan. 12, 2010 @ 1 p.m. ET
The Steelers point to head coach Mike Tomlin as proof that the Rooney Rule works, but most teams appear to sidestep the rule, writes Eric Edholm.

Could Redskins' Portis, Campbell both be gone?

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
There was a clear division between what new Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said about QB Jason Campbell and RB Clinton Portis, both of whom have questionable futures in Washington.

Redskins introduce Shanahan as coach

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
Standing before a packed media room, new Redskins GM Bruce Allen introduced new head coach Mike Shanahan and said, "Ladies and gentlemen, we've got our man."

Shanahan becomes Redskins' new head coach

Posted Jan. 05, 2010 @ 10:16 p.m. ET
The Redskins have moved quickly to change their on-field leadership, firing head coach Jim Zorn early Monday and completing contract negotiations with Mike Shanahan on Tuesday evening as the long-rumored successor.

No surprise: Redskins fire Zorn

Posted Jan. 04, 2010 @ 5:56 a.m. ET
The Redskins fired head coach Jim Zorn early Monday morning after their return from Sunday's game in San Diego, GM Bruce Allen has confirmed.

Redskins' Campbell prepares for unknown future

Posted Jan. 01, 2010 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
There have been no indications that QB Jason Campbell will be a Redskin next season, though it's difficult to say what will happen to him until a new coach is hired.

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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