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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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Redskins' Jackson quietly putting together strong season

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
Redskins OLB Rob Jackson has been an underrated reason for the team's defensive success, whether he's pressuring or dropping into coverage.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vikings-Redskins matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 21, 2011 @ 7:10 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup as the Vikings prepare to play the Redskins in Washington on Saturday.

Kerrigan's play surpasses Orakpo's at times

Posted Dec. 09, 2011 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
Bill Belichick praised Redskins rookie OLB Ryan Kerrigan, and one NFL scout told PFW he thinks Kerrigan does some things better than Brian Orakpo.

Patriots-Redskins matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 9:12 p.m. ET
The Redskins will be bringing the heat with OLBs Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo in Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Rodgers, Orakpo and Hester named NFC Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 05, 2011 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, Redskins LB Brian Orakpo and Bears RS Devin Hester were NFC Players of the Week for Week Four.

Acho marketing himself as versatile

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
Sam Acho from Texas has a tough task at the NFL Scouting Combine: to prove to teams that he can play both defensive end and outside linebacker.

Two Redskins added to NFC Pro Bowl roster

Posted Jan. 24, 2011 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
Redskins LBs Brian Orakpo and London Fletcher were added to nthe NFC Pro Bowl roster, replacing Clay Matthews of the Packers and the Bears' Brian Urlacher.

Cowboys continue to struggle at free safety

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 11:09 p.m. ET
Dallas' long-standing problems at free safety haven't been alleviated by Alan Ball, who is proving to be no more than a stopgap, according to NFC East Whispers.

Redskins-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
Pressure off the edge has given the Bears' pass protection trouble all season, and it will have another disruptive rusher to contend with this week in Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo.

Orakpo likely to increase sack total

Posted May 16, 2010 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
According to "Whispers," OLB Brian Orakpo's role in Redskins coordinator Jim Haslett's new defense could enable him to significantly improve on his 11-sack rookie 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.

Rookie Meter: Cushing finishes on top

Posted Jan. 05, 2010 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
There was an impressive number of instant-impact players in the 2009 rookie class, headlined by Texans Pro Bowl OLB Brian Cushing.

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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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