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Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo realizes that in order to have a chance against the resurgent San Francisco 49ers, the defense must contain 49ers running back Frank Gore. Orakpo has 26 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 2 pass deflections on the year. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

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Carolina Panthers running back Jerome Felton (45) tries to break away from Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson (26) and outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

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Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton is sacked by Washington Redskins' Brian Orakpo during the second quarter in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

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Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) is sacked by Washington Redskins' Brian Orakpo (98) during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

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Brian Orakpo (98) and Rocky McIntosh (52) of the Washington Redskins react after what they thought was a safety on Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) was called as roughing the passer on McIntosh during the first quarter at FedEx Field. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Redskins linebackers Rocky McIntosh (52) and Brian Orakpo react after McIntosh was flagged for roughing the passer during the first quarter. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The play of Ryan Kerrigan (above) has been a benefit to fellow linebacker Brian Orakpo, who had 5 tackles, 2 1/2 sacks and a forced fumble Sunday. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

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St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is sacked for a 2-yard loss by Washington Redskins defenders Brian Orakpo and Stephen Bowen during the second quarter on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

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St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, center, is sacked for a 2-yard loss by Washington Redskins defenders Brian Orakpo, left, and Stephen Bowen during the second quarter of the NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

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Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo jars the ball from the grasp of Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb while sacking him Sept. 18. Washington says it won't shy away from its blitzing schemes despite losing on a gamble Monday night. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Linebackers Brian Orakpo (98) and Ryan Kerrigan celebrate after the Redskins recovered a fumble during the fourth quarter. Orakpo and Kerrigan pressured Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb much of the afternoon. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) pumps up the crowd after the Redskins recovered a fumble during the fourth quarter of the game with the Arizona Cardinals at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) sacks Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb forcing a fumble that was recovered by the Cardinals in the second quarter at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins linebackers Brian Orakpo (98) and Ryan Kerrigan (91) chest-bump after the Redskins recovered a fumble during the fourth quarter of the game with the Arizona Cardinals at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (98) takes the field to play the New York Giants at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Sunday, September 11, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo and strong safety LaRon Landry will be game-time decisions on Sunday when Washington faces the Arizona Cardinals. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) warms up at M & T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md, Thursday, August 25, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo had three tackles, one for a loss, in Friday's preseason win over the Indianapolis Colts. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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Washington Redskins linebackers Ryan Kerrigan (53) and Brian Orakpo (98) stretch during training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., Tuesday, August 2, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Linebacker Brian Orakpo was named to the Pro Bowl in each of his first two seasons, but the Redskins are just 10-22 since he arrived. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)