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Brian Orakpo

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Redskins | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:43:08 -0700

Washington Redskins DE Kedric Golston (groin), LB Akeem Jordan (knee) and CB Tracy Porter (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. PK Kai Forbath (groin) and FB Darrel Young (neck) were limited during practice, while RB Roy Helu (quadriceps), OG Shawn Lauvao (knee) and LB Brian Orakpo (ankle) fully participated in practice.

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Redskins | Friday injury report

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:05:33 -0700

Washington Redskins LB Akeem Jordan (knee) and CB Tracy Porter have been ruled out for Week 2. DE Kedric Golston (groin) is listed as doubtful, PK Kai Forbath (groin), SS Duke Ihenacho (ankle), LB Brian Orakpo (ankle) and OT Tyler Polumbus (ankle) are listed as questionable, while OT Trent Williams (shoulder) is listed as probable. Golston, Jordan and Porter did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 12. Forbath was limited, while the other four players fully participated in practice.

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Redskins | Thursday injury report for Week 2

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:35:23 -0700

Washington Redskins DE Kedric Golston (groin), LB Akeem Jordan (knee) and CB Tracy Porter (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 11. PK Kai Forbath (groin) and LB Brian Orakpo (ankle) were limited. SS Duke Ihenacho (ankle), OT Tyler Polumbus (ankle) and OT Trent Williams were full participants.

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Redskins | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:59:17 -0700

Washington Redskins DE Kedric Golston (groin), LB Akeem Jordan (knee) and CB Tracy Porter (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. OT Trent Williams (shoulder), LB Brian Orakpo (ankle) and SS Duke Ihenacho (ankle) were limited during practice. OT Tyler Polumbus (ankle) fully participated in practice.

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo will play

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 07:46:57 -0700

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (ankle) will play in the team's Week 1 game. Orakpo had been listed as questionable.

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Redskins | Friday injury report

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:40:16 -0700

Washington Redskins LB Akeem Jordan (knee) and CB Tracy Porter (hamstring) have been ruled out for Week 1 against the Houston Texans. LB Brian Orakpo (ankle) is questionable. Jordan and Porter didn't practice Friday, Sept. 5, while Orakpo practiced in full.

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Redskins | Thursday practice report

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:30:35 -0700

Washington Redskins LB Akeem Jordan (knee) and CB Tracy Porter (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 4, while LB Brian Orakpo (ankle) was limited.

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo expects to be fine

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:12:58 -0700

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (ankle) said he does not believe his injured ankle will limit his play Week 1. He expects to be limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 4.

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Redskins | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:01:29 -0700

Washington Redskins LB Akeem Jordan (knee) and CB Tracy Porter (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, while LB Brian Orakpo (ankle) was limited.

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Redskins | Two miss practice

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:45:16 -0700

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (ankle) and CB Chase Minnifield (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 25.

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo injury update

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 20:12:57 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo's (ankle) ankle injury is not considered serious, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo leaves game

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:05:02 -0700

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the third preseason game and is considered questionable to return.

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo returns

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:31:52 -0700

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (thigh) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 11.

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo expected to be fine

Sun, 10 Aug 2014 17:40:47 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (thigh) missed practice Sunday, Aug. 10, because of a thigh contusion, but he should be fine.

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo sits

Sun, 10 Aug 2014 06:06:49 -0700

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Sunday, Aug. 10.

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo deal unlikely

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:28:25 -0700

The Washington Redskins are unlikely to sign LB Brian Orakpo to a long-term deal before the deadline Tuesday, July 15. He'll play under the one-year franchise tender.

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Redskins | Ryan Kerrigan, Brian Orakpo receive praise

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:20:23 -0700

Washington Redskins LBs Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo were described as being the best covering outside linebackers in the league by outside linebackers coach Brian Baker.

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Redskins | Change in philosophy could help Brian Orakpo

Sat, 05 Jul 2014 07:15:53 -0700

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo could benefit from a change in defensive philosophy that will result in a more aggressive approach in getting to the quarterback. The team's linebackers will be "turned loose" to get into the backfield.

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo dealing with a cold

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:20:51 -0700

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (illness) is dealing with a cold and could have strep throat, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Orakpo is likely to sit out the rest of the week.

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo absent

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 07:00:19 -0700

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo is not at mandatory mini-camp Tuesday, June 17.

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo did not consider holdout

Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:43:12 -0700

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo said he did not consider sitting out offseason workouts even though he is looking for a long-term contract. The two sides have had discussions about a new deal, but Orakpo said people will need to ask general manager Bruce Allen about any progress that is being made.

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo has nothing to prove

Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:06:17 -0700

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo said he doesn't feel the need to prove anything to anybody. The Redskins have said they are content letting Orakpo play out the year on his franchise tag. "I have to prove myself again, huh?" Orakpo said. "I don't have to prove myself to anybody. I'm already proven in this league. I don't have to prove anything to anybody. That goes for fans, that goes for media. Anybody. I'm well-proven in this league. If it doesn't work out then it doesn't work out, but I don't have to prove anything to anybody." There has been no update on a long-term deal for Orakpo.

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Redskins | Want Brian Orakpo rushing more

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:04:24 -0700

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said he wants LB Brian Orakpo rushing the quarterback more often this season. "We want to get Brian rushing more than he has in the past, especially on third down," Gruden said. "Turn him loose, meaning also that when he has his hand down and he's rushing, he needs to rush. There's sometimes he's just peeking around and not getting up the field. Brian Baker ... will help him out quite a bit."

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo signs tender

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:17:32 -0700

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo has signed his franchise tender.

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Redskins | May not sign Brian Orakpo to new deal

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:13:31 -0700

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden indicated the team may allow LB Brian Orakpo to play under the franchise tag tender next season in order for the coaches to evaluate him before the team gives him a long-term deal. "We'd like to get him here for as many years as we can, but right now I wouldn't mind letting him play out this franchise tag and see what happens," Gruden said. "He's a talented player. I think he can do a little bit better. [We] can ask more of him where he could be more productive as far as getting his hand down and rushing more instead of dropping [into pass coverage] quite so much. We have high hopes for Brian and whether the deal gets done or not, we know he'll be a big part of our success [in 2014]."

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo receives LB tag

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:12:59 -0800

Updating a previous report, the Washington Redskins designated LB Brian Orakpo as a linebacker when they placed the franchise tag on him, but Orakpo could seek to be designated as a defensive end.

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo does not plan on signing offer now

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:35:40 -0800

Washington Redskins franchise free-agent LB Brian Orakpo has no plans on signing his franchise tag tender offer at this time. The two sides have not had any recent negotiations about a long-term contract.

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo receives tag

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:00:17 -0800

The Washington Redskins have place their franchise tag on impending free-agent LB Brian Orakpo.

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Redskins | Prepared to tag Brian Orakpo

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:20:53 -0800

Contrary to a previous report, the Washington Redskins appear prepared to place the franchise tag on impending free-agent LB Brian Orakpo if they aren't able to reach a long-term extension with him before the deadline Monday, March 3, according to a league source. Orakpo would make just under $11.5 million with the franchise tag.

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Redskins | Not expected to use tag on Brian Orakpo

Sun, 02 Mar 2014 18:25:32 -0800

The Washington Redskins are not expected to place the franchise tag on impending free-agent LB Brian Orakpo if they do not sign him to a contract before the deadline Monday, March 3. The team is not close to a contract agreement with Orakpo at this point.

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo could fight to be paid as DE

Sat, 01 Mar 2014 15:58:53 -0800

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo may argue that he is entitled to a franchise tag as a defensive end if the team decides to place the franchise tag on him. The cost of franchising a defensive end this year is $13.116 million. The team is describing the decision on whether to franchise Orakpo as "a really close call."

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Redskins | No official offer for Brian Orakpo

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:07:20 -0800

The Washington Redskins continue to discuss a new deal with LB Brian Orakpo, but there has been no official offer made by the team.

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Redskins | Still talking with Brian Orakpo

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:34:50 -0800

The Washington Redskins continue to negotiate a new contract with impending free-agent LB Brian Orakpo, but there has been no resolution at this point. The team has until Monday, March 3, to decide whether to place the franchise tag on Orakpo if there is no new contract.

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Redskins | Working on deal with Brian Orakpo

Sun, 23 Feb 2014 16:22:47 -0800

The Washington Redskins continue to talk with impending free-agent LB Brian Orakpo about a new contract, but no timetable has been set at this point. The Redskins still have the option to place the franchise tag on Orakpo if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement.

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Redskins | GM unsure if franchise tag will be used

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:31:44 -0800

Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said he is still not sure if the team will use their franchise tag on impending free-agent LB Brian Orakpo if they are not able to reach an agreement.

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Redskins | Talks to pick up with Brian Orakpo

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:13:43 -0800

The Washington Redskins expect negotiations with LB Brian Orakpo to accelerate at the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend. "We're going to have some more conversations with his representative here," general manager Bruce Allen said. "And we'll see where it goes."

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo could be tagged

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 06:40:38 -0800

The Washington Redskins could use the franchise tag on free-agent OLB Brian Orakpo.

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Redskins | Have started contract talks with two FAs

Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:38:31 -0800

Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said the team has begun contract talks with impending free-agent LBs Brian Orakpo and Perry Riley. The team is not expected to make contract proposals to both players until the end of February.

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Redskins | DC hopes four players return

Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:43:43 -0800

Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said he hopes the team will be able to re-sign impending free-agent DT Chris Baker, LB Brian Orakpo, LB Perry Riley and CB DeAngelo Hall this offseason.

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo makes third Pro Bowl

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 00:10:35 -0800

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo is going to the Pro Bowl as a replacement for San Francisco 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks. Orakpo had 10 sacks, his most since getting 11 as a rookie, and the first interception of his career. It is Orakpo's third Pro Bowl selection. He also was chosen for the NFL all-star games after the 2009 and 2010 seasons, his first two years in the league.

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo would like to stay

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 18:31:19 -0800

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo is set to become an unrestricted free-agent this offseason. While he said Sunday, Dec. 29, that he is hopeful of returning, he isn't sure how things will play out. "We'll see, we'll see," Orakpo said. "This whole free agent thing is new to me. You got to understand, every year I was still under contract. I had a great time being a part of the Washington Redskins. I want to continue it, but who knows?"

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Redskins | Week 17 Inactives

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:29:43 -0800

The Washington Redskins have declared LB Adrian Robinson, LB Brian Orakpo, CB Chase Minnifield, C J.D. Walton, OG Josh LeRibeus, WR Joshua Morgan, QB Robert Griffin III inactive for Week 17.

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Redskins | OT headed for Hawaii

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:35:40 -0800

Washington Redskins OT Trent Williams was picked for the Pro Bowl roster announced Friday, Dec. 27. WR Pierre Garcon, CB DeAngelo Hall, RB Alfred Morris and LB Brian Orakpo were selected as alternates.

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo will try to play

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 15:52:35 -0800

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (groin), who is questionable for Week 17, will test himself before the game Sunday, Dec. 29, to see if he can play in the season finale against the New York Giants. "I wouldn't say a long shot, but I have to be realistic with the situation," he said. "If it's not where I want it to be and not healthy then I'm not going to play. But if it is, I'm going to be out there with my teammates for the last game."

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Redskins | Friday injury report for Week 17

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:16:52 -0800

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (groin) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is listed as questionable for Week 17. FB Darrel Young (hamstring) and LB Ryan Kerrigan (wrist) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.

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Redskins | Robert Jackson could start

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:02:41 -0800

Washington Redskins LB Robert Jackson likely would start at right outside linebacker Week 17 if LB Brian Orakpo (groin) is not able to play.

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Redskins | Thursday practice report for Week 17

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:56:03 -0800

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 26. LB Ryan Kerrigan (wrist) and FB Darrel Young (hamstring) both fully practiced.

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Redskins | Wednesday practice report for Week 17

Wed, 25 Dec 2013 10:54:36 -0800

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 25. FB Darrel Young (hamstring) and LB Ryan Kerrigan (wrist) fully participated in practice. The team did not practice, but the NFL makes teams release a Wednesday injury report, so this is an estimation.

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo's status up in the air

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:25:43 -0800

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shananan said Monday, Dec. 23, that more will be known on the status for LB Brian Orakpo (groin) Wednesday, Dec. 25.

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Redskins | Brian Orakpo day-to-day

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:12:16 -0800

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said LB Brian Orakpo (groin) is considered day-to-day because of a groin injury.

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