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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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NFC East Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
The Cowboys and Redskins take two big steps back, the Giants avoid 0-2 and the Eagles keep winning. But how exactly?

Redskins lose Carriker, Orakpo for the season

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
The Redskins were dealt a huge blow in Sunday’s loss to the Rams, as DE Adam Carriker and OLB Brian Orakpo both suffered season-ending injuries.

Amendola's big day helps Rams past Redskins

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
Sam Bradford threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns in rallying the Rams to a 31-28 win over Robert Griffin III and the Redskins on Sunday.

Kerrigan becoming Redskins' all-around best defender

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
It perhaps hasn’t happened yet, but OLB Ryan Kerrigan just might be the Redskins’ best defensive player by season’s end.

NFL Links: Should Rams have drafted RG3?

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
Sam Bradford over RG3 was the right choice, the Green Bay defense makes a statement and the Giants lose a treasured mustache.

RG3 gets NFC Player of the Week honors

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, Buccaneers DB Ronde Barber and Vikings PK Blair Walsh were named the NFC Players of the Week for Week One.

Week One Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Robert Griffin III, Tracy Porter and Blair Walsh as its Players of the Week.

NFC East Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
The Giants are 0-1, the Eagles barely survived Cleveland and the Redskins and Cowboys appear to be top dogs in the division.

Shorts and Shells: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 2:55 a.m. ET
Welcome to Overreaction Sunday, where RG3 can do no wrong, the Bills and Saints do little right and Peyton Manning is back in business. We think.

Griffin shines as Redskins down Saints

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 5:24 p.m. ET
Robert Griffin III began his NFL career by connecting on 19-of-26 passes for 320 yards and two TDs, as the Redskins beat the Saints, 40-32.

Redskins' backfield will remain in motion

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
No matter what you see in Week One in regard to the Redskins' offensive backfield, be prepared to adjust.

Redskins GM: Team might re-sign Cooley

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said he'll consider re-signing TE Chris Cooley.

Key matchup: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III vs. Saints MLB Curtis Lofton

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
In Thursday’s key matchup, PFW’s Eric Edholm focuses on the battle between Robert Griffin III and Curtis Lofton in Sunday’s Redskins-Saints game.

TE Hoomanawanui signs with Patriots

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
The Patriots added another tight end on Wednesday, signing ex-Ram Michael Hoomanawanui.

Redskins S Meriweather out 2-4 weeks

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Redskins S Brandon Meriweather will miss 2-4 weeks because of sprained ligaments in his left knee, head coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday.

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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