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Brian Orakpo says he’s 100 percent

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The Redskins had to play almost all of last season without linebacker Brian Orakpo, but it sounds like he’s well on his way toward being ready to play when next season gets underway.

Orakpo, who tore his left pectoral muscle in the second week of the 2012 season, said that he’s looking forward to getting back after NFC East quarterbacks after plenty of rehab time spent getting himself back to 100 percent. Orakpo said that he’s back to that level and explained to CSN Washington why he thinks he can be even better after the long layoff.

“Health is great,” Orakpo said. “I’m good, man, I’m feeling great. Rehab has been going tremendously well. I’m 100 percent … to be honest, I’m great, man, my body is feeling even better than what it was before as far as conditioning and strength-wise. Because one thing when you get hurt is you get to work on all the little muscles that you have a tendency to [overlook].”

Orakpo didn’t say whether the team will limit him at all during offseason workouts or OTAs, but he should be full speed ahead for camp and the preseason. The Redskins defense found its footing down the stretch last season, but there’s little doubt that the unit would be better with Orakpo’s pass rushing ability added to the mix. All indications are that they’ll have a full serving of it as they get to work on defending their NFC East title.

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31 Responses to “Brian Orakpo says he’s 100 percent”
  1. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 15, 2013 10:39 AM

    Logicalvoicesays:hes on my redskins and is just as overated as our QB IRG3, to the basement and beyond no where!!! We failed miserably, HTTR-horrible team the redskins

  2. yevrag3535 says: Apr 15, 2013 10:40 AM

    Another super human Redskin player, give us a break.

  3. ravensdominate says: Apr 15, 2013 10:43 AM

    Great the redskin’s mediocre best player is 100%.

  4. Fred says: Apr 15, 2013 10:46 AM

    I wish him good health and the good judgment not to do any more of those stupid Geico commercials.

  5. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 15, 2013 10:49 AM

    Unfortunately he’ll never fully recover to hit a line in a bad caveman commercial ever again – we can only hope.

  6. ozymandias121 says: Apr 15, 2013 10:51 AM

    Good for him. Now he will be able to film another Geico commercial.

  7. slugdc says: Apr 15, 2013 10:59 AM

    The Redskins seriously missed this guy last year. The threat of the Orakpo-Kerrigan OLB tandem lets them cover for inadequacies in the secondary. The loss of his presence up front was one of the key reason the defense fell off so much last season.

  8. phinfan86 says: Apr 15, 2013 11:01 AM

    he was awesome in those caveman commercials

  9. roylp says: Apr 15, 2013 11:03 AM

    Lol where does it say he’s super human. The guy got hurt during week 2. So no one is calling super human. The guy is a beast and the skins need him.

  10. bigboysmash says: Apr 15, 2013 11:04 AM

    Brian!!!! They have me at the bottom of the pyramid

  11. staubach12ismyidol says: Apr 15, 2013 11:06 AM

    He’s still on the team.

    Hasn’t been a factor since his rookie season

  12. pigskinrube says: Apr 15, 2013 11:11 AM

    Too soon! Now you actually have to participate in preseason activities…

  13. champ1118 says: Apr 15, 2013 11:12 AM

    I’d be more excited if rather than saying he was 100%, he said something like, “I’ve developed a pash rush other than the speed and bull rush. I’m developing something that lets me win ‘occasionally’ when I’m matched up one-on-one. Now I can get home and stop complaining about being held when I don’t.” Orakpo, when he plays, get’s held a lot…but not as much as he thinks he does. Bottom line is, he’s a high draft pick and needs to get double digit sacks consistently.

  14. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: Apr 15, 2013 11:50 AM

    Anyone notice logicalvoicesays hasn’t commented? His middle school probably doesn’t allow cell phones.

  15. therealsmiley says: Apr 15, 2013 12:04 PM

    Looking forward to having him and Kerrigan on the field at the same time again. It’s a different defense with them out there at the same time. Hail!!

  16. skinsfansince71 says: Apr 15, 2013 12:18 PM

    There are a lot of 12 year old kids that make comments on this site,maybe they should leave the comments to the adults?

  17. thetroofishere says: Apr 15, 2013 12:52 PM

    Considering he has accumulated a whopping 3.5 sacks versus NFC East QBs (18 games) since he got drafted in the first round in 2009,

    “…said he’s looking forward to getting back after NFC East quarterbacks…”

    doesn’t really mean anything.

  18. shaniskins says: Apr 15, 2013 1:21 PM

    ravensdominate says:Apr 15, 2013 10:43 AM

    Great the redskin’s mediocre best player is 100%.

    FUNNY THE SKINS WHOOPED THE RAVENS ASS LAST YEAR!!!!!!!

    1 year wonder; no better than 6-10 next year. You better enjoy that ring; it’ll be 30 years before you get another!!!!!!!!

  19. woodrree7 says: Apr 15, 2013 1:29 PM

    WHO???? OH-CRACK-BOZO? This guy wouldn’t know a full season if it hit him! And if it did hit him, he’d wind up on IR like always. Ready to get after NFC East QB’S? He hasn’t played enough to know who they are.

  20. sanfranfanyouknowit says: Apr 15, 2013 1:44 PM

    Orakpo, such a good player. feel bad for him having to play for the Redskins when he could play for a talented team. How long til he moves on to greener pastures

  21. thirdistheworrd says: Apr 15, 2013 1:46 PM

    Fred says:
    Apr 15, 2013 10:46 AM
    I wish him good health and the good judgment not to do any more of those stupid Geico commercials.
    ________
    He’s a linebacker, not a comedy writer: Blame Geico, not Orakpo. Which is not to say his commercials aren’t terrible; just that if they wrote you a six-figure check to make awful jokes on national TV, you know you wouldn’t have to think twice.

  22. thirdistheworrd says: Apr 15, 2013 1:46 PM

    woodrree7 says:
    Apr 15, 2013 1:29 PM
    WHO???? OH-CRACK-BOZO? This guy wouldn’t know a full season if it hit him! And if it did hit him, he’d wind up on IR like always. Ready to get after NFC East QB’S? He hasn’t played enough to know who they are.
    ___________
    Until 2012 he had missed one preseason game in his career.

  23. slugdc says: Apr 15, 2013 1:53 PM

    @woodrree7 “Oh-crack-bozo”? Brother, you’re trying WAY too hard…

  24. thirdistheworrd says: Apr 15, 2013 3:18 PM

    therealsmiley says:
    Apr 15, 2013 12:04 PM
    Looking forward to having him and Kerrigan on the field at the same time again. It’s a different defense with them out there at the same time. Hail!!
    _______
    Exactly. People forget that one of the reasons Washington’s defense was so bad in 2012 is that Haslett thought an extremely potent pass rush could compensate for a weaker secondary. Having both Orakpo and Carriker back will make Washington’s D a threat rather than a liability.

  25. andylucksneck says: Apr 15, 2013 4:27 PM

    peytonsneck, and ravensdominate trolling as usual. take notice colts fans. your number one fan is the reason I for one constantly comment on the loser colts.

    HTTR!!!!!

  26. andylucksneck says: Apr 15, 2013 4:33 PM

    staubach12ismyidol has Orakpo envy. Orakpo does more than Ware, and obviously you are just as jealous as peytonsneck, and ravensdominate that the SKINS will be dominate for a VERY long time. Way to have an idol from 1960. LOSER!

    HTTR!!!!!!!

  27. laserw says: Apr 15, 2013 4:55 PM

    Orakpo has very poor technique and is very overrated. But he also joins many overrated Redskins just like that awful QB that they have.

    I’m a Redskins fan and wish they’d trade Orakpo and the China Doll and get some guys with discipline and techniques that actually work in the NFL. And it is time for the Redskins to find a QB that is not a selfish prima donna like they have.

  28. thirdistheworrd says: Apr 15, 2013 7:14 PM

    laserw says: Apr 15, 2013 4:55 PM

    Orakpo has very poor technique and is very overrated. But he also joins many overrated Redskins just like that awful QB that they have.

    I’m a Redskins fan and wish they’d trade Orakpo and the China Doll and get some guys with discipline and techniques that actually work in the NFL. And it is time for the Redskins to find a QB that is not a selfish prima donna like they have.
    ____________
    I totally see where you’re coming from, I’m a die-hard Redskins fan, I just hate Robert Griffin, Brian Orakpo, London Fletcher, Sean Taylor, Chris Cooley, the Hogs, the Hogettes, Darrell Green, Joe Gibbs, the colors burgundy and gold, and the fan base.

  29. ziplock10 says: Apr 15, 2013 11:36 PM

    It will be interesting to see if his arm holds up. 2nd injury there. But if it does, that is a potential wrecking crew with him and Kerrigan. That front 7 will be real good barring injury or anymore “penalties”.

    And yes thirdistheworrd is an idiot.

  30. ravensdominate says: Apr 18, 2013 12:49 AM

    Shaniskins, excuse me but I seem to remember winning the super bowl last year. Congratulations on defeating the super bowl champs on the regular season when 8 defensive starters for the ravens were out of the game.

    Fun fact: the redskins have defeated the ravens in the regular season twice. (2-3 all time against the ravens) In both those seasons, The Ravens went on to win the super bowl…….

    Another fact: The Redskins are among the most profitable sports franchises in the world. All that $ and no championships in over 20 years, the worst stadium experience in the league and your owner doesn’t even cough up the cash to protect the quarter back for who you gave up your future and maintain a safe playing field.

    You’re a joke.

    Sleep tight, loser.

  31. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Apr 19, 2013 2:13 PM

    ravensdominate says:
    Apr 18, 2013 12:49 AM
    Shaniskins, excuse me but I seem to remember winning the super bowl last year. Congratulations on defeating the super bowl champs on the regular season when 8 defensive starters for the ravens were out of the game.

    Fun fact: the redskins have defeated the ravens in the regular season twice. (2-3 all time against the ravens) In both those seasons, The Ravens went on to win the super bowl…….

    Another fact: The Redskins are among the most profitable sports franchises in the world. All that $ and no championships in over 20 years, the worst stadium experience in the league and your owner doesn’t even cough up the cash to protect the quarter back for who you gave up your future and maintain a safe playing field.

    You’re a joke.

    Sleep tight, loser.

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