Found September 17, 2012 on Football Nation:
From a fan's perspective, the Washington Redskins defense played terribly familiar this past Sunday at the St. Louis Rams. Familiar as in, squandering a big lead, and letting a seemingly unknown offensive player from the other team have a career day.Robert Griffin III had a setback game, but no reasonable person should have expected every week to be New Orleans. He did enough, however, to help the team win.It was the Redskins defense that let the team, the city, and Redskins Nation down yesterday.Defensive captain London Fletcher, among other things, was quoted as saying, “You know what, defensively we didn’t play well enough to win. I take responsibility for that as a captain of the defense, and I don’t feel good about that. We need to be hard on ourselves. We have to look at the film, see what mistakes we made and come back and be ready to play next week.”Amidst the brutally physical game, two key defensive starters went down with injuries for the Redskins. Defensive lineman A...

Brian Orakpo Out For The Season

Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo is done for the season with a torn left pectoral muscle, according to Orakpo wasn't the only loss suffered by the Redskins' defense this weekend, as the team lost DE Adam Carriker as well.Fantasy Spin:The loss of two starters in the front seven is going to take a toll on the Washington defense. The two combined for 14.5 sacks last season...

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Not only did the Washington Redskins lose a tough game on Sunday, but they may have lost both Adam Carriker and Brian Orakpo for a while. Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker is expected to have surgery on his right knee after seriously injuring it on the second play of Sunday’s 31-28 loss at St. Louis. Carriker is to have an MRI on Monday to learn the extent of the...

Redskins Announce Brian Orakpo, Adam Carriker Both Out for Season With Injuries

The Washington Redskins have shown signs of life in their first two games of the season, but they were delivered a punch to the gut on Monday afternoon. The team's defensive unit took a huge blow when the club announced that linebacker Brian Orakpo and defensive end Adam Carriker will both miss the rest of the season. Orakpo suffered a pectoral tear, while Carriker is the victim...

Redskins Orakpo, Carriker both out for rest of 2012 season

The Washington Redskins defense, which has already allowed 63 points (second worst in the NFC) this season, will be without both Adam Carriker and Brian Orakpo for the rest of the year. Carriker reportedly has a torn quad tendon, while Orakpo has a torn left pectoral. The pair combined for 14.5 sacks last year for Washington, who will now be missing two of their top pass rushers...

Redskins move on without Orakpo, Carriker

With two-time Pro Bowl right outside linebacker Brian Orakpo done for the year with a torn pectoral muscle and reliable left defensive end Adam Carriker also gone with a torn quadricep, the Redskins will have two neophyte starters in the lineup Sunday against Cincinnati. "We'll miss those guys but you don't make excuses," said captain London Fletcher. "...

Redskins put Carriker, Orakpo in injured reserve

The Washington Redskins placed defensive end Adam Carriker and two-time Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Orakpo on injured reserve Tuesday. To replace them on the roster, the Redskins signed defensive end Doug Worthington from their practice squad and linebacker Markus White from Tampa Bay’s practice squad. Carriker and Orakpo suffered season-ending injuries in Sunday’s loss to...

Redskins place Adam Carriker and Brian Orakpo on IR

The Washington Redskins placed both linebacker Brian Orakpo and defensive end Adam Carriker on season ending injured reserve today. Orakpo suffered a torn pectoral muscle during Sunday’s loss to the Rams.  Carriker tore his quad tendon at the base of his right knee in the same game.

Redskins Rumors: Redskins lose Orakpo, Carriker for season

Following a silly loss to the Rams, where they blew a sizable lead, things have went from bad to worse for the Redskins, primarily on Jim Haslett’s unit. As confirmed Monday by head coach Mike Shanahan, linebacker Brian Orakpo and defensive end Adam Carriker will each miss the remainder of the season due to injuries. [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for...

Washington Redskins Injuries: Where Do They Go From Here?

Mike Shanahan, head coach of the Washington Redskins, announced today that the Redskins lost two defensive starters for the year.Outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (he of the regrettable, yet memorable, Geico commercials) and defensive tackle Adam Carriker are out for the season after suffering injuries in the first quarter of Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Rams.Coming into the season...
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