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98 Brian Orakpo OLB
Height/Weight: 6-4/257 | Birthdate: 7/31/1986 | Birthplace: Houston, TX, USA | Team: Washington | College: Texas | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 9/3
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Redskins put Brian Orakpo on IR, sign Everette Brown


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2014) The Redskins placed linebacker Brian Orakpo (pectoral) on season-ending injured reserve and signed free agent linebacker Everette Brown, the team announced.

Redskins' Orakpo to miss rest of season due to pectoral injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2014) Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced Monday linebacker Brian Orakpo will miss the remainder of the season due to a pectoral injury suffered Sunday against the Titans. Rookie Trent Murphy will replace Orakpo in the starting lineup.

Gruden added Orakpo didn't suffer a fully torn pectoral muscle, but it was torn enough to require surgery. Orakpo finishes the season with 24 tackles (14 solo), one pass defense and 1/2 sack.


Report: Redskins LB Brian Orakpo has torn pectoral muscle


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2014) Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo has a torn pectoral muscle, Pro Football  Talk reports on Monday. The injury was to his right pectoral muscle and not his left, which he tore in 2012. The three-time Pro Bowler is expected to land on the season-ending injured reserve list, according to the report. He'll be a free agent in 2015, likely ending his career in Washington.

Redskins LB Brian Orakpo headed for MRI Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo will undergo an MRI Monday after leaving Sunday's game due to an injury. Orakpo was originally diagnosed with a shoulser injury, but he will get an MRI for a pectoral injury, according to CSNWashington.com.

Redskins LB Brian Orakpo suffers shoulder injury Week 7


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo left Sunday's game against the Titans due to a shoulder injury. He had one assisted tackle before leaving the game.

Redskins list 10 players on final injury report for Week 7


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) The Redskins listed 10 players on their final injury report for Sunday's Week 7 clash against the Titans. Robert Griffin III (ankle), Akeem Jordan (knee) and Tracy Porter (hamstring) were the only three to be officially ruled out for the game.

Deemed questionable were David Amerson (concussion), Ryan Clark (ankle) and Perry Riley Jr. (knee). Brian Orakpo (ankle), Trenton Robinson (ankle), Trent Williams (knee) and Darrel Young (hamstring) were all officially ruled probable for Sunday.


Redskins announce Week 6 inactives vs. Cardinals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) The Redskins have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 6 matchup against the Cardinals: quarterback Robert Griffin III (ankle), wide receiver Aldrick Robinson, guard Spencer Long, tackle Morgan Moses, cornerback CB Tracy Porter (hamstring) and linebackers Perry Riley (knee) and Jackson Jeffcoat.

Griffin and Porter were previously ruled out, but Riley carried a questionable tag before being deemed inactive for the game. On the positive side, tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring), safety Ryan Clark (ankle), linebacker Brian Orakpo (ankle) and tackle Trent Williams (knee) are all active after being listed as questionable on the team's final injury report.

The Redskins had several players with a probable designation who are active for Week 6, including defensive ends Kedric Golston (groing) and Jason Hatcher (hamstring), defensive tackle Frank Kearse (thigh), linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee), safety Trenton Robinson (ankle) guard Shawn Lauvao (knee) and tackle Tyler Polumbus (finger).


Quartet of key Redskins questionable for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) Several key Redskins have been designated as questionable for the Week 6 game at Arizona. Included are safety Ryan Clark (ankle), linebackers Perry Riley (knee) and Brian Orakpo (ankle), tackle Trent Williams (knee) and tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring).

Brian Orakpo able to return


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo, who had his right ankle rolled on in the first quarter, returned to the game against Seattle after leaving briefly.

Brian Orakpo questionable to return with ankle injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo left the game against the Seahawks in the first quarter with an ankle injury. He is questionable to return.

Key Redskins cleared to face Seahawks


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) Several Redskins who were on the injury report are active for Monday's game against the Seahawks. The list includes linebacker Brian Orakpo (finger), nose tackle Chris Baker (shoulder), defensive end Kedric Golston (groin), defensive end Jason Hatcher (hamstring), defensive end Jarvis Jenkins (rib), linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee) and guard Shawn Lauvao (knee).

Redskins release final Week 5 injury report


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2014) The Redskins have listed seven players as questionable for Monday's Week 5 matchup with the Seahawks, including tight ends Jordan Reed (hamstring) and Niles Paul (concussion), left tackle Trent Williams (knee), safety Trenton Robinson (ankle), defensive end Kedric Golston (groin), linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee) and guard Shawn Lauvao (knee).

Williams, Robinson and Goslton were all limited in practice Saturday, while Paul, Jordan and Lauvao practiced in full. Cornerback Tracy Porter (hamstring) has been ruled out for the game.

Five players were listed as probable to play in Week 5, including wide receiver DeSean Jackson (shoulder), linebacker Brian Orakpo (finger) and defensive linemen Jason Hatcher (hamstring), Chris Baker (shoulder) and Jarvis Jenkins (rib).


Washington will have their studs Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Washington will have their studs available for Thursday's game against the Giants.

DeSean Jackson, Brian Orakpo and and Alfred Morris are all active for the game. Jackson entered the contest as questionable due to a shoulder injury. Orakpo and Morris were both probable entering the game. 


Redskins issue lengthy injury report ahead of TNF


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) The Redskins released a long injury report for Thursday's game against the Giants.

Guard Shawn Lauvao (knee), defensive lineman Chris Baker (ankle/hip), defensive ends Jason Hatcher (hamstring), Frank Kearse (ankle) and Kedric Golston (groin), safety Trenton Robinson (abdomen), cornerback Tracy Porter (hamstring) and offensive lineman Kory Lichtensteiger (groin/rib/hip) all are questionable.

Linebackers Brian Orakpo (finger) and Keenan Robinson (shoulder), kicker Kai Forbath (groin) and offensive tackle Tyler Polumbus (knee) all are probable.


Brian Orakpo to wear hard cast


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo will play Thursday against the Giants wearing a hard cast on his injured left hand, reports the Washington Post. Orakpo dislocated his middle finger in the loss to the Eagles.

He told the paper he's not sure how the cast will affect his play. He has 10 tackles and half a sack through three games.


Brian Orakpo expects to play Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo said X-rays were negative on his injured finger, according to CSNWashington.com. He is waiting to hear if he suffered ligament damage, but he expects to play Thursday against the Giants.

Ryan Clark, Brian Orakpo able to play


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Redskins defensive back Ryan Clark (foot) and linebacker Brian Orakpo (ankle) are both in uniform for Week 3 against the Eagles, after being considered probable for the game. 

Five from defense on Washington injury report


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) The Redskins could be without two players from the defensive side of the ball in Week 3 against the Eagles, as defensive lineman Kedric Golston (groin) is listed on the injury report as doubtful while linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee) and defensive back Tracy Porter (hamstring) were ruled out.

The team has just two other players listed on the injury report for Week 3 on defense, and both are expected to play. Linebacker Brian Orakpo (neck) and defensive back Ryan Clark (foot) both got through the week in practice and are officially probable for Sunday. 


Washington defense dominates in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) The Redskins pass rush dominated the Jaguars in a 41-10 win in Week 2, as seven different players go to the quarterback.

Ryan Kerrigan led the way with four sacks in the game, while both Perry Riley and Jason Hatcher added 1.5 sacks. Brian Orakpo and Frank Kearse also added a sack each, while Ryan Clark and Keenan Robinson got into it with a half-sack each. The team took Chad Henne down 10 times in the blowout win.


Two in, one out on Washington defense


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo is active for Week 2 against the Jaguars, despite being considered questionable for the game with an ankle injury. Orakpo also played through the injury last week, finishing with four tackles.

Defensive lineman Kedric Golston (groin) and safety Duke Ihenacho (ankle) also found themselves on the injury report, but only one was able to play. Golston is inactive for Sunday's game, while Ihenacho is in uniform and expected to make his team debut.


Brian Orakpo practices, still questionable


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo was upgraded to a full participant in practice Friday, but his status for Week 2 against the Jaguars is still somewhat up in the air. He is officially questionable with an ankle inury for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. 

Brian Orakpo makes it into lineup Week 1


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo was cleared to play Week 1 at Houston after being listed as questionable on the injury report due to an ankle injury. He practiced in full Friday after limited reps Wednesday and Thursday.

Redskins have four players listed on final injury report before Week 1


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) The Redskins have listed only four players on their injury report Friday heading into their Sunday opener against Houston. Only cornerback Tracy Porter (hamstring) and linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee) have been ruled out.

Deemed questionable are linebacker Brian Orakpo (ankle) and Jordan Reed (thumb). That said, both players were able to practice in full on Friday.


Brian Orakpo declares himself a go for season opener


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo has confirmed that he will again be limited Thursday in practice, per CSNWashington.com. But he added that he is set to play in the regular season opener in Houston.

Orakpo contributed to a career-high 60 tackles in 2013 and racked up 10 sacks.


Brian Orakpo limited Wednesday, two others miss practice


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, the team announced. Linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee) and cornerback Tracy Porter (hamstring) missed practice completely.