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OLB Brian Orakpo - Washington Redskins

6-3, 263Born: 7-31-1986College: TexasDrafted: Round 1, pick 13

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Orakpo had arguably his best season as a pro last year and is undoubtedly the Redskins top priority re-signing this off-season. For the time being, they have locked him up with the Franchise Tag, but one would figure they try to sign him to a long-term extension sometime in the immediate future. Orakpo's been extremely consistent since entering the league registering between 8.5 and 11 sacks in four of his five season (he lost basically an entire season due to injury). There's reason to believe his ceiling is actually higher than that especially with Ryan Kerrigan playing extremely well on the opposite side. That said, Orakpo makes for a solid LB3+/LB2- in big play slanted leagues, but is still more of a LB4+ in balanced leagues. (May 19)

Stats and Projections

2011 WAS 16 34 25 9 2 1 0 5 0
2012 WAS 2 5 0 1 1 0 0 3 0
2013 WAS 15 43 17 10 0 2 1 4 1
2014 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 44 * * * * * * *
2014 PROJ-Norton 16 42 * * * * * * *

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Latest News

Redskins | Two miss practice (Mon Aug 25, 05:45 PM) - 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 Aug 23, 11:12 PM) - Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo's (ankle) ankle injury is not considered serious, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

Our View: Washington dodges a bullet. Orakpo signed his one-year franchise tender this year, and he's set to enter free agency in 2015. With a big statistical season, Orakpo could break the bank next offseason.
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Redskins | Brian Orakpo leaves game (Sat Aug 23, 09:05 PM) - 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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2014 Schedule

1@ Houston Texans
2vs Jacksonville Jaguars
3@ Philadelphia Eagles
4vs New York Giants
5vs Seattle Seahawks
6@ Arizona Cardinals
7vs Tennessee Titans
8@ Dallas Cowboys
9@ Minnesota Vikings
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12@ San Francisco 49ers
13@ Indianapolis Colts
14vs St. Louis Rams
15@ New York Giants
16vs Philadelphia Eagles
17vs Dallas Cowboys