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Posted at 1:58 PM ET, 12/24/2010

Brian Orakpo out for Jacksonville game

By Dan Steinberg

Linebacker Brian Orakpo, defensive end Kedric Golston and safety Reed Doughty will all miss Sunday's game at Jacksonville due to injury, Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said after practice Friday.

Orakpo, who has never missed a game in his brief NFL career, will be replaced by Rob Jackson, who will make his first career start and see his first action of the season. Orakpo suffered hamstring and groin injuries last week. Doughty will likely be replaced by cornerback Kevin Barnes, who filled in last week after Doughty suffered a concussion in Washington's loss to Dallas.

Shanahan said kickoff and punt returner Brandon Banks and safety Kareem Moore will be game-time decisions. If Moore can't play, that likely would leave Barnes and Macho Harris as the starting safeties.

Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, who has been limited by a hamstring injury, is expected to play, Shanahan said.

UPDATE: The team listed eight players as questionable, including Alexander, Banks, Harris, Moore, Artis Hicks, Rocky McIntosh, Casey Rabach and Mike Sellers. The Jaguars, meantime, listed star running-back Maurice Jones-Drew -- who hasn't practiced all week -- as doubtful with a swollen left knee. The NFL's second-leading rusher told reporters in Jacksonville that he's still hoping to play.

The Redskins also said that safety LaRon Landry, who's on the injured reserve list, underwent a non-surgical procedure on his Achilles tendon this week. The "shockwave" procedure, which was performed by a foot and ankle specialist in Charlotte, is meant to increase blood flow to the tendon. Landry is expected to be in a walking boot for four weeks, with a total recovery time of 12 weeks, according to a team spokesman.

By Dan Steinberg  | December 24, 2010; 1:58 PM ET
Categories:  Brian Orakpo  
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Comments

"allen and shanahan don't know their ass from a hole in snyder's head

Posted by: hessone | December 24, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse"

Yea, what morons those two are. I mean they've only combined for 7 Super Bowl appearances and 2 titles as members of coaching staffs or front offices. Same old Redskins, indeed.

We need to gut this franchise of the cancerous Shanahan era and start over from scratch. I'm talking a new head coach, offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator, and schemes. Let the new coach bring in his own players. If the old players don't fit his system or if they aren't willing to do what he deems necessary, then they can either sit the bench or take a hike. Let him bring in a culture of accountability where salary and compensation don't matter, only performance on the field. Let him rebuild this thing from the ground up. And give him confidence that you plan to proceed with patience in his rebuilding phase.

Then 14 weeks into his first season, deem him a colossal failure for failing to take this team to the Super Bowl, and start the process all over again. Because, damnit, if you can't do it in your first season, what good are you to the Redskins.

Posted by: psps23 | December 24, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

psp,

LMAO

Posted by: Flounder21 | December 24, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: psps23 | December 24, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Well Said.

Posted by: WishboneJr | December 24, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse


Then 14 weeks into his first season, deem him a colossal failure for failing to take this team to the Super Bowl, and start the process all over again. Because, damnit, if you can't do it in your first season, what good are you to the Redskins.

Posted by: psps23 | December 24, 2010 2:04 PM |
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the point isn't making the SB the first year, rather, something different from the same crap that's on display year in and year out. progress is now considered shanahan has control over the players ? how about improving your third down percentage or stopping the run.

Posted by: hessone | December 24, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Well said psps, not that it will sink in to some of these thick headed people, but well said just the same.

Posted by: kerzon417 | December 24, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Anyone complaining about the new regime is a complete moron. Same old crap? Please...how's it like to be a complete pessimist? I bet your families love having you around on the holidays.

It's going to take a full five years to be fully "healed" from Vinny/Dan's mistakes. Every move isn't going to be perfect, but there's finally light at the end of the tunnel. While every reporter, and the pessimistic/angry fans, love to criticize, they've never said how they would handle X situation better. The reason? There's no good way to admit your owner wasted $36 million on one player or that a pro bowl QB no longer has what it takes to play at a pro bowl level.

We have more impact young players, including several undrafted, than in a decade. Our roster turnover this year was at least 20 players and this trend will continue until we're younger, hungrier, and everyone buys into the plan to win a Super Bowl as a team.

The future is bright for the Redskins, for the first time since 1991-92. Merry Christmas to all the real Redskin fans - us optimists willing to give a HOF coach more than 14 weeks to turn around the joke of the NFL.

Hail!!

Posted by: Section104 | December 24, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Kyle/McNabb beeps.

Posted by: kerzon417 | December 24, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse


Well said psps, not that it will sink in to some of these thick headed people, but well said just the same.

Posted by: kerzon417 | December 24, 2010 2:21 PM |
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you think highly of yourself kerzon

just because someone goes against the tide or disagrees with what you perceive as progress, they're thick headed. well now that makes sense.

merry christmas folks


Posted by: hessone | December 24, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Beep Beep

Posted by: Flounder21 | December 24, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

you think highly of yourself kerzon

just because someone goes against the tide or disagrees with what you perceive as progress, they're thick headed. well now that makes sense.

merry christmas folks


Posted by: hessone | December 24, 2010 2:45 PM

Which is way different than calling someone a moron for no reason, right?

Posted by: kerzon417 | December 24, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Section 104 that the Redskins are headed in the right direction. We cant fix all the broken pieces in one season. I'm sure the defense will get a good make over this off season.

The Tackle positions are starting to solidify the line. You never know what M. Kelly or Big M. Williams might be able to add the line and recieving corps next year.

I see the Skins adding another DE/DT, Linebacker, Free Safety either through the draft or free agency.

I think Shanahan will take a young QB in the draft if he has the intangibles closer to a Bradford and not a Clausen. It is obvious that A. Luck is out of reach (should be #1 off the board).

I believe the offence will play good this sunday but I'm hoping the skins lose (draft position). Sorry.

Hail

Posted by: flyinggoose1 | December 24, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Orakpo is tradeable! too small for an everydown end in the 4-3 and can not cover receivers is space in the 3-4. He a "pro-bowler" maybe the burgundy and gold can fleece somebody for once

Posted by: SkinzNWiz | December 24, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

So we are going to take a new quarterback in the NFL draft? That should be a winner. Please have the lad check with Patrick Ramsey and Jason Campbell about how they likely will "flourish" in the Redskin culture. As a fan of six decades, I believe the team is unbelievably awful under the two Shanahans. They never should have been hired. If they manage to survive long enough to make a playoff appearance, I will eat crow. For now, it is steak for me.

Posted by: royhobbs56 | December 24, 2010 11:16 PM | Report abuse

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