Orakpo nominated

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Brian Orakpo is one of five Rookie of The Week nominees. The linebacker from Texas had six tackles and 1.5 sacks in Washington’s 27-17 victory over Denver.

Orakpo’s seven sacks are a Redskins rookie record surpassing the previous mark of six held by tackle Dean Hamel (1985) and linebacker Andre Collins (1990).

The other nominees are Eagles receiver Jerome Maclin, Cardinals running back Beanie Wells, Bengals return man Bernard Scott and Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.

— David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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