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Brian Orakpo limited with groin injury

Brian Orakpo said he would like to play Sunday against the Giants. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo was limited in Tuesday’s practice by the groin strain that forced him out of Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Meanwhile, fellow linebacker Ryan Kerrigan practiced fully despite having a wrist injury, and fullback Darrel Young practiced fully despite receiving treatment for a hamstring injury.

Orakpo said that he doesn’t yet know about his chances of playing in Sunday’s season finale. But he would like to play.

“I’m not going to be stupid, but we’ll see how the week progresses,” Orakpo said. “If I feel good, I’m going to try to give it a go. If not, it’s been a good season so far, so we’ll see.”

Orakpo, whose contract expires following the season, leads the Redskins with 10 sacks. Orakpo suffered the injury early in the fourth quarter of Washington’s loss to Dallas and didn’t return.

Young played his first full game in five weeks. He had missed three straight games with a hamstring strain, and then left the Week 15 game at Atlanta after tweaking the hamstring. He was questionable for the Dallas game, but wound up playing. Kerrigan didn’t miss any time in the Dallas game and recorded a sack to bring his season total to 8.5.

In other news, the Redskins announced that they signed free agent linebacker Adrian Robinson. Since 2012, the Temple product has had brief stints with the Chargers, Eagles, Steelers, the Broncos.

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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Mike Jones · December 24, 2013