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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

Redskins FS Meriweather out for the season

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 11:48 a.m. ET
Redskins FS Brandon Meriweather will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL, the team confirmed Tuesday.

NFC East Spin cycle: Cowboys, Redskins win to set up Thanksgiving showdown

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
The Cowboys and Redskins both won in Week 11 to set up a Thanksgiving Day showdown between the longtime rivals.

RG3, Redskins roll past Eagles

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III threw for 200 yards and ran for 84 in a 31-6 win over the Eagles.

NFL fines Redskins CB Hall for incident with official

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 11:16 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall $30,000 for an incident with an official in the team’s Week Nine game.

NFC East Spin cycle: Cowboys closing the game with Giants

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 1:02 p.m. ET
Should the Giants be concerned? They're now only 1.5 games up in the East over the Cowboys, who won in Philly.

For RG3, Redskins' bye comes at good time

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
The Redskins will use the bye week to keep Robert Griffin III sharp and find ways to continue making him effective.

NFC East Spin cycle: What's wrong with Eli?

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 11:56 p.m. ET
It wasn’t the division’s finest hour in Week Nine, with all three teams losing prior to the Eagles’ Monday-night game against the Saints.

Panthers top Redskins to end losing skid

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
Cam Newton completed 13 of 23 passes for 201 yards with a touchdown as the  Panthers snapped a five-game losing streak with a win over the Redskins.

NFC East Spin cycle: Giant win puts champs in control

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
The Giants stand alone atop the division ahead of the Cowboys, Redskins and Eagles, all of whom lost in Week Eight.

Steelers bottle up RG3 in win

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
The Steelers swarmed Washington's precocious star on Sunday, keeping Robert Griffin III in check during a dominant 27-12 victory.

The Redskins' 'rootin', tootin' cowboy'

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 10:03 p.m. ET
Seventy five years ago, a rookie named Slingin' Sammy Baugh chose football over baseball, and changed the game forever.

Redskins LB Fletcher skips practice, sees neurologist

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 5:37 p.m. ET
London Fletcher is being evaluated for a head injury and has missed practice for a second consecutive day, putting his consecutive-games streak in doubt.

Redskins release RB Grant, sign RB Williams

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
The Redskins released RB Ryan Grant on Tuesday and brought back RB Keiland Williams.

TE Cooley rejoins Redskins

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
The Redskins brought back veteran TE Chris Cooley on Monday after Fred Davis suffered a season-ending Achilles injury on Sunday.

NFC East Spin cycle: Cruz-Manning again the difference

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
With the Eagles on bye, the Giants fended off the Redskins in a barn burner and the Cowboys stayed alive with a win at Carolina.

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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