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What are the Washington Redskins’ Draft Needs?
April 11th, 2014 at 2:23 PM
The Washington Redskins addressed a few of their needs in the offseason. They re-signed Santana Moss at receiver, Perry Riley at linebacker and they also franchise tagged Brian Orakpo to assure a pass rush on defense. ***VIDEO1*** After bringing those veterans back, then went out and got DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts...

Washington Redskins’ Brian Orakpo: “I Would Love to Continue to Finish My Career as a Redskin”
December 5th, 2013 at 1:27 AM
Washington Redskin's linebacker Brian Orakpo is starting to heat up on the field, collecting 5.5 sacks over his last four games, as talk of his contract status starts to simmer off the field. Orakpo will become a free agent at the end of the season but recently told the Washington Post...

Washington Redskins Have not Discussed Long-term Contract with Brian Orakpo
June 18th, 2013 at 10:13 AM
All indications have pointed to a healthy return for the Washington Redskin's linebacker Brian Orakpo after a torn pectoral muscle effectively ruined his 2012 season. Orakpo is a free-agent after the season, and the Redskins are apparently content with allowing him to play out the season before offering him a...

Washington Redskins’ Brian Orakpo Says He’s “100 Percent” Healthy
April 15th, 2013 at 11:12 AM
The Washington Redskin's defense is poised to get a major boost this season with the return of outside linebacker Brian Orakpo to the every day lineup. Orakpo, entering his fifth season in the NFL, has been slowed by major injuries over the past few seasons.  He suffered injuries to his left...

What Should the Washington Redskins Do with Brian Orakpo?
February 6th, 2013 at 4:47 PM
The Washington Redskins face an interesting dilemma this offseason regarding outside linebacker Brian Orakpo.  Should the keep him in the starting lineup or shop him around for a player that might plug another hole in the leaky defense? The former first round pick out of Texas has been a staple in...

Can the Washington Redskins Overcome Their Injuries?
October 23rd, 2012 at 4:11 PM
Last week's high is over. A brand new week of gloom is setting in. The Washington Redskins put forward a valiant effort Sunday, but it wasn't enough. Why not? Was it really one play were talking about, or does that just make a pretty target for us? It's hard to...

Washington Redskins Vs St Louis Rams Preview: Another Shootout
September 21st, 2012 at 2:49 PM
Last week, the Washington Redskins lost an incredibly close game. You can look back at several plays and acknowledge that any one of the them might have led to a three point difference (which would have at least resulted in overtime). This week they will again be the pre-game favorite--this time with...

Washington Redskins: Top 25 Draft Picks in Franchise History
April 26th, 2012 at 1:28 PM
***PHOTO1*** We are now under eight hours away from the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft where the Washington Redskins will presumably take quarterback Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick. They Redskins paid a lot to move up to the number two spot in order to take Griffin who...

Washington Redskins Fans Rejoice as Brian Orakpo is Eliminated from Madden NFL 13 Cover Contest
March 28th, 2012 at 2:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo has been eliminated from contention in EA's Madden 13 Cover vote. The fan favorite lost to division rival, breakout wide receiver Victor Cruz by a margin of 82% (Cruz) to 18%. While undoubtedly Orakpo must be disappointed, Washington Redskins fans everywhere are happy to...

Snap Counts Can Be Deceiving, Redskins’ Ryan Kerrigan Hit Rookie Wall Several Weeks Ago
December 30th, 2011 at 12:37 PM
Rookie Ryan Kerrigan has exceeded expectations in his rookie year. Not only has he proven to be an asset opposite Brian Orakpo, he hasn't missed a snap all season – 960 of 960 per Ryan O'Halloran. After week ten's match-up with the Dallas Cowboys, Kerrigan said, "As far a rookie wall, I dunno, I think that’s all just mental." I would argue...

Are the Washington Redskins on the Cusp of Being the Next Worst to First Team in the NFL?
December 19th, 2011 at 11:05 AM
***PHOTO1*** To describe my feelings on the last month of Washington Redskins football I would have to quote fictional Cleveland Indians' manager Lou Brown (brilliantly played by James Gammon in 1989's Major League) "It's all starting to come together." Since the injury bug once again reared its ugly head towards the Redskins...

Washington Redskins Vs New York Jets: Insider Report – Weekly Matchups
December 3rd, 2011 at 12:25 PM
Tomorrow the Washington Redskins will have the opportunity to win two in a row. That opportunity comes against the New York Jets, who haven't quite looked themselves this year. To break down the game's matchups, we talked to nyjets.com writer Don Lappe again, collaborating to give you several things to think about before kickoff. ***PHOTO1*** What matchup favors the Redskins the most this week? Justin Fiore: The Redskins' defensive...

Questions Facing the Washington Redskins: Santana Moss’s Status, Roy Helu Plan, and More
November 23rd, 2011 at 2:29 PM
The Washington Redskins showed their best stuff last week against the Dallas Cowboys. In preparation for Sunday's Seattle Seahawks game, these are some of the questions being asked about Skins; including Santana Moss's injury, Roy Helu's plan, Brian Orakpo's struggles and more. ***PHOTO1*** Will Santana Moss return this week? Today is his first day...

ESPN 980: Washington Redskins’ Brian Orkapo “Puts Blame on Himself”
November 22nd, 2011 at 6:00 PM
Today, ESPN 980 had Brian Orakpo on their station and tweeted; "Brian Orakpo says he puts blame on himself for not finishing plays." That was clearly the case Sunday and I have a few pictures to help shed some light on the situation. The first two are of Brian Orakpo's near sacks, that he couldn't make happen. The...

Washington Redskins Vs San Francisco 49ers: Defensive Review
November 8th, 2011 at 12:45 PM
The Washington Redskins defense had it's good and bad moments against the San Francisco 49ers. Through four home games, the Redskins are giving up an average of 18.5 points and Sunday they gave up 19. But don't put all of that on the defense... the offense is also responsible. John Beck...

Is Washington Redskins’ Brian Orakpo Living up to His Offseason Comments?
November 1st, 2011 at 4:15 PM
The Washington Redskins' Brian Orakpo was upset last offseason for not being voted a Top 10 pass rusher (putting it nicely). The Pro Bowl linebacker recorded 8.5 sacks last year after "Rak'ing up" 11 in his rookie season. Here were Orakpo's exact words on the subject: “I seen some list rankin the...

Washington Redskins Updates: Brandyn Thompson Cut, Niles Paul Fined, Brian Orakpo Honored
October 5th, 2011 at 2:59 PM
***PHOTO1***  Busy beginning to off week, huh? The Redskins made their first roster change of the season, by adding Philip Buchanan and releasing Brandyn Thompson. Philip's four game suspension for substance abuse has ended and he doesn't plan on going over the details. "Honest mistake. Things happen, so I just put it...

Redskins 101 Round Table: Early Regular Season Predictions
August 9th, 2011 at 12:18 PM
This is a new weekly thing here at Redskins 101. The three of us; Frederik Johnson, Josh McCain, and I, are going to take some shots here. The pre-season is about to begin on Friday, so it's time for our regular season predictions to come out. This is a shot...

Washington Redskins Robbed in The Top 100 or Not?
July 5th, 2011 at 5:18 PM
Wow... I remember thinking the NFL Top 100 was terrible, and that players voting might not really make since, but only one Washington Redskin made the entire list! REALLY! As sad as it is, Donovan McNabb was that player. Unless the Redskins sign one or two major talents, they will most...