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Brian Orakpo fined for roughing the passer call

Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo received a fine of $15,750 for a roughing the passer call in last Sunday’s win over the Chicago Bears, a person with knowledge of the situation said on Friday.

Brian Orakpo was fined for roughing the passer against Chicago. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Orakpo drew the penalty early in the third quarter when on third-and-8, he hit quarterback Josh McCown shortly after the passer released the ball on an incomplete pass. The Redskins argued that the timing of the hit wasn’t late, but the penalty stood.

Orakpo is expected to appeal the fine.

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What’s ahead:

● The Redskins have their final practice before leaving for Denver. Sunday’s game is at 4:25 p.m.

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.



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