Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/17/12
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 for...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Steve Spurrier says he should have retired after 2014 season

Joe Namath: Jets should take a look at Colin Kaepernick

Aqib Talib intentionally committed facemask during SB

Knicks have ‘real chance’ at Russell Westbrook

No. 1 Villanova reaches new heights under Jay Wright

Twitter, Facebook report engagement decline during Super Bowl

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Steve Spurrier becomes special assistant to South Carolina AD

Brent Musberger wants you to bet on Joe Lunardi’s bracketology

Unranked Duke uses big first half to beat No.13 Louisville

MLB reportedly close to rule preventing collisions at second base

USOC says athletes concern about Zika shouldn't attend Games

Von Miller shares support for embattled Johnny Manziel

Would it be smart for the Broncos to franchise Von Miller?

Ten storylines to watch heading into spring training

Seahawks release awesome Marshawn Lynch tribute video

WATCH: Alleged LeSean McCoy fight video surfaces

Daniel Bryan says goodbye to WWE during teary retirement speech

Paul George delivers great line about driving by Kobe Bryant

WATCH: Oklahoma beats Texas on Buddy Hield's 3-pointer

Andre Drummond hits 70-foot buzzer beater to end 3rd quarter

Duke's Allen appears to intentionally trip Louisville's Spaulding

Candidates for New York Knicks head coaching job

Attorney alleges Johnny Manziel ruptured ex-girlfriend's eardrum

Jeanie Buss may clean house in Lakers’ front office

Lisa Ann wants to reward Emmanuel Sanders for Super Bowl win

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Report: Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

The best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 50

Best and worst from Super Bowl 50

Six best plays from Super Bowl 50

Eli doesn't look thrilled as Peyton wins Super Bowl

Did Beyonce almost fall down during Super Bowl halftime show?

Curry to serve as drummer for Panthers

Report: Marshawn Lynch plans to retire

The 14 biggest plays in Super Bowl history

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker