The Washington Times - November 17, 2009, 10:09AM

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).

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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