Redskins lose defensive starters Orakpo, Carriker

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ASHBURN, Va. — The early glow from Robert Griffin III’s fast start faded quickly for the Washington Redskins when defensive starters Brian Orakpo and Adam Carriker were declared out for the season.

Two-time Pro Bowl linebacker Orakpo tore the pectoral muscle near his left shoulder, and defensive end Carriker tore the quad tendon in his right knee in the first quarter of Sunday’s 31-28 loss to the St. Louis Rams.

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