Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo missed Thursdayâ€™s practice with the groin injury that he suffered in last Sundayâ€™s game against the Dallas Cowboys, and his status for this weekendâ€™s season finale remains in doubt.
Orakpo practiced in a limited capacity in Tuesdayâ€™s practice, but wasnâ€™t able to do anything two days later.
Orakpo yet hasnâ€™t been ruled out for Sundayâ€™s game against the Giants.
â€śIf we feel he canâ€™t go, then he wonâ€™t go,â€ť Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said. â€śBut ‘Rak â€”Â like the rest of our players â€”Â if he can play, he wants to play. But weâ€™re not going to jeopardize his leg to play, for obvious reasons. Itâ€™s a little sore right now, but thereâ€™s still a chance.â€ť
If Orakpo canâ€™t play, Rob Jackson likely would start at right outside linebacker. Darryl Tapp and rookie Brandon Jenkins, who has dressed for only four games, possibly could rotate in and out at that spot as well.
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â—Ź Â The Redskins practiced Thursday at 11:50 a.m.; Mike Shanahan, Jim Haslett and Kyle Shanahan are expected to speak with reporters afterward.
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