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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

Tack FF Int
5 1 0

Redskins QB Griffin, Patriots DE Jones named Rookies of the Month

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
The NFL named Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and Patriots DE Chandler Jones the Rookies of the Month for September.

Key matchup: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III vs. Falcons defense

Posted Oct. 03, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
The Falcons' defense will have its hands full with another dual-threat quarterback after struggling against Cam Newton in Week Four.

NFC East Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
At the quarter pole, the Eagles, Giants and Redskins and Cowboys are all at .500 or better.

RG3 leads 'Skins in dramatic win over Bucs

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 10:31 p.m. ET
Rpbert Griffin III helped lead the Redskins down the field in the final minute, setting up Billy Cundiff to redeem himself with a game-winning field goal.

Bucs-Redskins blacked out in Tampa

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Sunday’s Buccaneers-Redskins game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay will be blacked out on local television.

Redskins place RB Helu on I.R., sign Grant

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
The Redskins placed RB Roy Helu on injured reserve Wednesday and announced the signing of veteran RB Ryan Grant.

Report: Redskins to sign RB Grant

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
The Redskins will sign former Packers RB Ryan Grant, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.

Redskins OLT Williams has bone bruise

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
Redskins OLT Trent Williams has a bone bruise in his right knee. An MRI is negative and he is day-to-day, Mike Shanahan told reporters.

NFC East Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
The Giants and Eagles are heading in opposite directions; the Cowboys clawed back; and the Redskins lost again.

Bengals hang on to beat Redskins

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Andy Dalton completed 19-of-27 passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to lead the Bengals to a 38-31 win over Robert Griffin III and the Redskins.

Griffin's load gets heavier with defensive injuries

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 6:37 p.m. ET
Replacing Adam Carriker and Brian Orakpo won't just fall on Redskins defenders — RG3 will be asked to pick up more of the slack, fairly or not.

Former NFL RB Stephen Davis arrested

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
Stephen Davis has been arrested after officials say he was operating a nightclub even though its business license had been revoked.

Redskins' Haslett received contract extension

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ noon ET
Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan told reporters Wednesday that defensive coordinator Jim Haslett received a contract extension.

Redskins WR Morgan deals with Twitter death threats

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
Joshua Morgan has received death threats on Twitter because of his fourth-quarter blunder in the loss to the Rams.

Redskins put Orakpo and Carriker on I.R., sign two

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
The Redskins have placed LB Brian Orakpo and DE Adam Carriker on injured reserve, and signed two players.

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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