Redskins Pro Bowl outside linebacker Brian Orakpo has torn his left pectoral muscle, the same one he tore in Week 17 last season, and is out for the remainder of the season. Starting DE Adam Carriker also suffered a season-ending quad injury. Both players suffered the injuries in the teams’ 31-28 loss to the St. Louis Rams yesterday.
Since the Bengals passed on Orkapo for Andre Smith in the 2009 NFL Draft. After being selected 13th-overall in the 2009 NFL Draft, Orakpo has been one of the NFL’s most dominant pass-rushers in the NFL. In his rookie season, he tied a Redskins record with four sacks in a game, finished the year with 11 sacks, and was later selected to the 2009 Pro Bowl as a reserve.
In 2010, Orakpo notched 56 tackles, 8.5 sacks, and was named to the Pro Bowl as a reserve again. He totaled 59 tackles and 9 sacks last year before tearing his pectoral muscle in week 17.
Carriker has been an above-average DE for the Redskins, notching just 9 sacks in his 4 prior years with the Skins and the Rams, who originally drafted him 13th-overall in the 2007 NFL Draft.
As for the Bengals, there are no updates on starting DE Jamaal Anderson other than last night’s report that he suffered a torn quad muscle that will likely sideline him for the remainder of the season.