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Latest Brian Orakpo Items
Trent Murphy knows a lot about sacking quarterbacks from his days at Stanford. But going against Trent Williams in practice is a new level of learning.
Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo missed Tuesday's practice with an illness that Jay Gruden said could be strep throat.
The Redskins opened their three day veteran minicamp on Tuesday with a pair of key defensive players, outside linebacker Brian Orakpo and defensive end Jason Hatcher, missing due to illness and injury.
Last season, for a Dallas team that had switched to a 4-3 system, Hatcher recorded 11 sacks. That was more than any Redskins player achieved. It also was way above his previous career best (4.5) and came after playing seven years in a 3-4 alignment. That's where the 6-foot-6, 299-pounder will be again this season after signing a four-year, $27.5 million contract with Washington.
There is nothing deceptive in the way Colt McCoy presents himself. He's tall and lean with static blue eyes, and he gives thoughtful answers to the questions he is asked — a straight shooter in the parlance of Tuscola, Texas, where he first became a football star in high school. But when he says, "I'm in a great place," it makes you wonder if there's more than a bit of wishful thinking at work.
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A-list actor Matthew McConaughey was on hand for Redskins organized team activities in Ashburn, chatting with Robert Griffin III and owner Dan Snyder.
The Redskins selected Stanford linebacker/defensive end Trent Murphy with the 47th overall pick on Friday night.
The Redskins waited a while to get their first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and as it turns out they got exactly the kind of player that they said they were going to get.