Brian Orakpo remains unsure if he’ll play in Sunday’s finale

Brian Orakpo is not certain if he'll play Sunday against the Giants (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Brian Orakpo is not certain if he’ll play Sunday against the Giants (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Linebacker Brian Orakpo said Friday he remains uncertain if he will play in the Washington Redskins’ season finale Sunday at the Meadowlands against the New York Giants.

Orakpo suffered a groin injury in last Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys and is listed as questionable on the Redskins’ official injury report.

“It’s a lot better compared to when I initially got hurt,” Orakpo said following Friday’s practice at Redskins Park. “Like I said, every day it’s been progressively getting better. … I did a few things today, not too much. … I’m packing my bag as if something miraculous happens and I’m able to go because if I am able to go, I’m gonna play.”

The game matches two teams out of the playoff race. The Redskins are on a seven-game losing streak and have a record of 3-12. The Giants started 0-6 but are 6-9.

“I wouldn’t say long shot but I’ve just got to be realistic with the situation,” Orakpo said. “If it’s not where I want it to be, if it’s not healthy, then I’m not gonna play. But if it is, I’m gonna be out there with my teammates for the last game.”

Orakpo’s contract is expiring and he is eligible for unrestricted free agency in the offseason. Orakpo has positioned himself well with a 10-sack season.

“It’s been good individually but as a whole it doesn’t matter,” he said. “I still feel like trash because as a whole we didn’t play good. We only won three games so far. So as a whole, I wish we would have won more games. But as far as individually, yeah, I had a very productive year.”

Orakpo previously has said he would prefer to re-sign with the Redskins.

“I really don’t have any general feelings right now,” he said Friday of the offseason deliberations to come. “I just kind of want to let the whole season be over with. Then I can have a generalization of how everything will go about itself. So we’ll see. You know how the offseason, free agency and all that stuff, is, man. It becomes a business once the season is over with. Play it by ear, basically.”

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