The three most important free agents the Washington Redskins need to bring back

Take a quick look at the Redskins’ free agents. Impressive? No, not at all. Of the 24 free agents, many will leave Washington. Really, every single one of them could leave, and nobody would shed a tear. Aside from Brian Orakpo – and maybe Santana Moss – we aren’t talking about classic and beloved players who will be missed by Redskins Nation. And even Orakpo, who made $11...
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Weekly Rewind: Beating the Cowboys; Orakpo’s last game?; Hope?

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Washington Redskins this week. Washington Redskins - Do the Redskins have any chance against the Cowboys? (READ) - Three reasons why the Cowboys will destroy the Redskins. (READ) - Why Brian Orakpo may have played his last game in Washington. (READ) - Why the Redskins still...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Brian Orakpo may have played his last game for the Washington Redskins

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo has been placed on injured reserve due to suffering a torn pectoral muscle in their 19-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans. But this also will likely mean the end of Orakpo’s tenure as a Redskin. This offseason, there were very tense talks between the powers that be at Redskins Park about whether or not they should re-sign Orakpo to a one-year...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo tweets 'Beat Dallas' before surgery

A rather disappointing season for Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo came to an abrupt end, as he tore his right pectoral muscle -- his third pectoral injury of his career. After posting just 0.5 sacks on a franchise tag of $11.45 million, you can understand why some Redskins' faithfuls have lost favor with Orakpo. While his Redskins' career is doubt, as he is set to enter free agency...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 Most Disappointing Redskins Of The Past 20 Years Or So

Brian Orakpo’s season ended this week, another torn pectoral muscle ending another underwhelming campaign. That likely ends his time with the Redskins, too. He had some decent seasons — including a few Pro Bowl campaigns — but I’ll always think of him as somewhat disappointing, because he wasn’t supposed to be decent. He was supposed to be a dominating sack machine, the...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins place Brian Orakpo on injured reserve

getty images The Washington Redskins have placed linebacker Brian Orakpo on injured reserve with a torn right pectoral. The move ends the season of the 28-year-old who will become a free agent at the end of the season. Orakpo has twice had his season ended with torn pectoral’s on the left side. Entering free agency he will have missed 24 of his last 48 games. The Redskins placed...
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo is not done in DC, Redskins fans

Gee, to go by social media, Brian Orakpo is done in DC. Schoolchildren and sports fans can be so cruel. Orakpo is lost to the Redskins for the season after tearing his right pectoral muscle in the Titans game. He twice tore his left pectoral muscle. It led to the loss of substantial time in 2011. Then the injury forced him to miss 14 games in 2012. The twitterverse reacted with glee...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Brian Orakpo placed on IR with torn pectoral muscle

The Washington Redskins are down another Pro-Bowl player. Brian Orakpo was placed on injured reserve today after tearing his pectoral muscle last weekend against the Titans. In an attempt to replace Orakpo, Washington signed Everette Brown, a former second-round pick. Brown spent time in Redskins’ camp this offseason, but he didn’t make the final cut. No matter how well Brown...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo headed to IR

The Washington Redskins won their second game on Sunday putting their overall record at 2-5. The victory means very little compared to the loss the defense suffered on the field. Pro Bowl OLB Brian Orakpo is out for the rest of the 2014 season with a torn pectoral muscle. Orakpo has now torn a pectoral muscle for the third time in his career. Most recently, he tore his left pectoral...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo placed on season-ending injured reserve

AP Image The Washington Redskins have lost outside linebacker Brian Orakpo  for the season after he tore his pectoral muscle in his right arm during the 19-17 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.  The team are expected to place him on season ending injured reserve.  Orakpo suffered the same injury in his left arm in 2012. Previously, Brian Orakpo tore his left pectoral muscle...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo has Torn Pectoral Muscle, Out for the Season

Brian Orakpo has Torn Pectoral Muscle, Out for the Season The Washington Redskins fears about Brian Orakpo’s right pectoral muscle proved to be true after taking an MRI on Monday. According to multiple reports Orakpo has a torn pectoral muscle which will need surgery, ending his 2014 season. Orakpo injured himself Sunday while attempting to [...]
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Redskins’ Brian Orakpo out for the season with a torn right pectoral

Update: Oct. 20, 2014 12:29 PM For the third time in his career, Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo’s season will be cut short by a torn right pectoral muscle. NFL Network’s Ian Rapport was the first to report the results of the MRI. Previously, Brian Orakpo tore his left pectoral muscle. This year, it’s his right one. Same result, though. Out for the season. #Redskins —...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Brian Orakpo done in Washington?

LB Brian Orakpo is hurt again.  More alarming, it is an injury to his right pectoral muscle.  Orakpo has already had two previous injuries and surgeries in 2011 and 2012 to his left pectoral muscle.  He will undergo an MRI tomorrow to  determine the extent of the injury. If the MRI reveals a tear, Orakpo will likely be done for the season.  If that is the case, then the 2009...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo Undergoing MRI For Pectoral Injury

Adam Schefter reports that the Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo will undergo an MRI on his pectoral muscle Monday. According to John Keim, there is some concern that Orakpo may have suffered a partial tear of the right pectoral muscle. This is obviously a big concern for Orakpo as he has previously torn his other pectoral muscle and is playing out the 2014 season under the franchise...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Washington Redskins Brian Orakpo a Little Down About 14-0 Deficit to the NY Giants

Call me crazy, but I don't think that Redskins linebacker is not going to be too crazy about this tender,  vulnerable moment being captured for posterity.It will be alright Brian. Loading...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo: “Nobody in the League Likes Thursday Night Games”

Brian Orakpo: “Nobody in the League Likes Thursday Night Games” Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo said something on Monday that most players in the NFL have shied away from commenting on. Orakpo made it point blank clear, he is not a fan of Thursday night football games, and neither is anyone else in the league. “Nobody [...]
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo, DeAngelo Hall, Stephen Bowen videobomb ESPN

In the era of photo and video bombing, no one is safe. ESPN’s Redskins writer John Keim learned that the hard way on Monday. While providing an update on quarterback Robert Griffin III’s dislocated ankle, Keim was bombed by Redskins Brian Orakpo, DeAngelo Hall, and Stephen Browen. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson gave those who missed it a nice glimpse from Redskins Park. As you...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo: Roughing the passer should be reviewable

In the midst of the Texans’ win over the Redskins on Sunday, there were two roughing the passer penalties, one of which altered the course of the contest. This got Brian Orakpo thinking. “Maybe we should start reviewing those types of hits,” the Redskins linebacker said, via Sports Radio 610 in Houston. “Because those are real momentum type plays. Maybe we should review them...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo says the NFL needs to start reviewing illegal hits

The NFL is much safer than it has been in decades past. So safe, though, that it might be characterized as soft. There are so many rules in place to protect the safety of offensive players that defenders literally don’t know what to do with themselves. What’s worse is that these new rules are so comprehensive and overbearing that innocent, safe, legal plays get flagged for precautionary...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins named team captains and Robert Griffin III is not one of them

Lost in the disappointing 17-6 loss to the Houston Texans, the Redskins captains were named prior to the game and one big name was missing. #Redskins players voted T.Williams, DHall, A.Hayward as their captains, and Gruden picked Orakpo and Morris as this week's additional capts. — Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) September 7, 2014 Missing from the list is quarterback Robert Griffin...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo dealing with sprained ankle

  Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo is dealing with a sprained right ankle as the team prepares for its regular season opener. Orakpo was listed as limited in practice Thursday. He was mostly a spectator during the portion open to reporters. Orakpo was injured in the preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens on Aug. 23. He says his ankle is ''getting better'' and that...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Brian Orakpo taunts Johnny Manziel with the “Money” sign

Johnny Manziel sacked , Brian Orakpo does the “Money” sign — gifdsports (@gifdsports) August 19, 2014 The Redskins defense seemed to go into last night’s game with one thing in mind: put Johnny Football in his place. And judging by the middle finger Manziel threw at the Redskins bench, they did just that. Hope we didn’t hurt your feelings too much...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo On Johnny Manziel’s Middle Finger: ‘It Was Hilarious’

The Johnny Manziel show continued Monday in the nation’s capital, and apparently everyone enjoyed the show — even the Washington Redskins. The Redskins’ bench was on the receiving end of a one-fingered salute from the Cleveland Browns quarterback during their preseason game, and apparently there’s no hard feelings. “It was hilarious,” Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo...
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo Been Flagged for Taunting Johnny Manziel?

One of the early highlights (low?) of Monday night's game between the Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins was a first quarter sack of Johnny Manziel. Actually, while the sack was the important part of the play it's something after it that has received the bulk of the attention.I'm talking about Brian Orakpo taunting Manziel by flashing Johnny Football's well-known 'money' sign...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo Sacks Johnny Manziel, Taunts Him With Money Sign (GIF)

Johnny Manziel won’t be the only one flashing his famous “money sign” this NFL season, we also will see it from defensive players who sack him. Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo sacked the Browns quarterback during Monday night’s preseason game in Washington, and then taunted Manziel with the money celebration. Ryan Kerrigan sacks Manziel and Orakpo celebrates with the "money...
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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