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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, the front seven were seen as the strong point of the Redskins defense, but now the team will need to find replacements fast.Orakpo and Carriker combined for 93 tackles and 14.5 sacks last year, and their loss will be felt immediately. All this after already missing safety Brandon Meriweather, who has been out with an injured left knee.Carriker will be replaced by Jarvis Jenkins, a second-round pick in 2011 who sat out all of last year with a torn ACL. Jenkins was highly-touted when he came into the NFL, but he looked shaky during the preseason. Rob Jackson and Chris Wilson will split time as they compete...
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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...
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...
Coming off a tough loss this afternoon to St. Louis, the Redskins received more bad news as defensive end Adam Carriker will likely be out for a significant amount of time after suffering a serious knee injury.
Carriker, 28, is expected to undergo a MRI on Monday to determine the extent of his injury but head coach Mike Shanahan has already indicated that the injury is severe enough...
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 OLB Brian Orakpo is done for the season with a torn left pectoral muscle, according to NFL.com. 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...
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...
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.
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...