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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

Bengals put C Cook on I.R. recall; sign TE Quinn

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Bengals C Kyle Cook received the “designated to return” injury label, allowing him to be placed on injured reserve with the option of being reactivated later.

Report: Redskins S Jackson suspended indefinitely

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
Redskins S Tanard Jackson has been suspended indefinitely with a review in a year for violating the league’s drug policy.

Jets claim P Lanning off waivers

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
The Jets claimed P Spencer Lanning off waivers from the Browns, creating competition for second-year P T.J. Conley.

Redskins release TE Cooley

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
The Redskins released TE Chris Cooley on Tuesday. Cooley went to two Pro Bowls in his time with the 'Skins.

Redskins add Cundiff, part ways with Gano

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 9:13 a.m. ET
The Redskins have agreed to a deal with former Ravens PK Billy Cundiff, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday.

Redskins cut PK Rackers, trade CB Barnes

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 6:47 p.m. ET
Graham Gano won the Redskins' PK competition with Neil Rackers, as the team cut Rackers. It also traded CB Kevin Barnes to Detroit.

Redskins ORT Brown has hip surgery

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Redskins ORT Jammal Brown has undergone another surgery on his left hip, ruling him out for 4-6 more weeks.

Former Redskins RB Portis to retire

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
Former Redskins RB Clinton Portis will announce his retirement at Redskins Park on Thursday, the team announced.

Chalk this up as knowledge for Redskins' Griffin

Posted Aug. 19, 2012 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Robert Griffin III needed a rough game like Saturday loss to the Bears. He says he can take something positive away from it.

Orakpo, Meriweather to have MRIs

Posted Aug. 19, 2012 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo and SS Brandon Meriweather will undergo MRIs after leaving the team's preseason loss to the Bears with injuries.

Redskins NT Neild done for 2012 with torn ACL

Posted Aug. 14, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Redskins NT Chris Neild suffered a torn ACL in Monday’s practice and will miss the rest of the season.

Redskins rookie RGIII displays Spider-Man, Hulk

Posted Aug. 14, 2012 @ 1 p.m. ET
The Redskins opened their locker room to reporters for the first time Tuesday, revealing an RGIII cubbyhole with six figurines, including Spider-Man and the Hulk.

Gano, Rackers battling to be Redskins kicker

Posted Aug. 11, 2012 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
One of four preseason games down and the Redskins are no closer to resolving their kicking competition.

Haslett's future with Redskins still undetermined

Posted Aug. 06, 2012 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett might need another strong season in D.C. to ensure his return in 2013.

DE Balmer absent from Redskins camp

Posted Aug. 02, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
Former first-round pick DE Kentwan Balmer was not at Redskins training camp for a second day in a row.

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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