From Comcast SportsNetASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- The early glow from Robert Griffin III's fast start faded quickly for the Washington Redskins on Monday 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.The injuries rob two players from a team that has allowed 63 points and more than 800 yards in its first two games, tempering the early promise by Redskins (1-1) have shown with rookie quarterback Griffin."It's an opportunity for somebody else now," linebacker London Fletcher said. "We're a no-excuse football team."Orakpo had surgery on the same shoulder after a suffering tear in the final game of last season, then damaged some scar tissue in the shoulder during a preseason game last month.Coach Mike Shanahan said the latest tear is in a different part of the muscle. Orakpo will have surgery and require four months of recovery time.Orakpo, a first-round draft pick in 2009, had at least 8 sacks in each of his first three NFL seasons. He was injured Sunday while making his first -- and only -- sack of this season. He returned to the game twice but was unable to keep playing."He's obviously everything you look for in a Pro Bowl player," Shanahan said. "And we'll miss him."Shanahan said Rob Jackson and Chris Wilson, a pair of career backups without an NFL start between them, will compete to take Orakpo's outside linebacker spot.Carriker was hurt on the Rams' second offensive play and did not return. The fifth-year veteran, who had 5 sacks a year ago, will require five months of rehabilitation after his surgery.He will be replaced by Jarvis Jenkins, a 2011 second-round pick who missed his entire rookie season with a knee injury."A real big opportunity," Jenkins said. "Coming off the knee injury, I get a chance to prove I'm a hard worker and just make plays."Two other defensive starters also are nursing injuries. Cornerback Josh Wilson left Sunday's game with a concussion and will be reevaluated Wednesday, and safety Brandon Meriweather hopes to play this week against the Cincinnati Bengals after missing the first two games with sprained ligaments in his left knee.
TAMPA—The Redskins—or two-thirds of them anyway—came into Raymond James Stadium in a driving rainstorm and played a respectable game.
They rushed for 246 yards, played some stout defense, and outscored the Bucs 20-13.
Washington had a two-headed rushing attack with Mack Brown rushing for 149 yards, including a nice 60-yard touchdown run, and Robert Kelley picking up 99 on 16 pounding carries.
Nate Sudfeld went wire to wire at quarterback. His numbers weren’t pretty, 8 for 18 for 72 yards, but he was victimized by a few drops. The rookie’s best play came on a 13-yard touchdown pass to Rashad Ross as he showed nice touch and dropped it into the receiver’s hands.
Defensively the Redskins played well. Newly acquired defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins got a sack, Duke Ihenacho picked off a pass, and the secondary did a good job making plays on receivers.
The game was moved up a day due to an approaching tropical storm. The Redskins kept 26 starters and front-line players back in Ashburn and brought only the ones they expected to play. The ones here made it worth the trip.
No injuries reported for the Redskins
FG Hopkins 47
Drive: 10 plays, 46 yards, 5:36
Drive summary: This drive took place almost all on the ground. It was mostly Robert Kelley, who carries five times for 30 yards. But Mack Brown also kicked in two for 13 yards. It added up them getting close enough for Hopkins to split the uprights.
Redskins 3, Bucs 0
Brown 60 run (Hopkins kick)
Drive: 2 plays, 57 yards, 0:58
Drive summary: This was Mack Brown’s show. He lost three yards on first down but on the next play he took the handoff, went off of left guard, broke a few tackles, and outran the defense to the end zone.
Redskins 10, Bucs 0
Grant 38 pass from Cousins (Hopkins kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 18 yards, 2:22
Drive summary: The Redskins got a short field to work with when Deshazor Everett tipped a pass and Duke Ihenacho picked it off, returning it to the Bucs 18. Robert Kelly ran for six, six, and six yards but after two incomplete passes Hopkins came in for the short field goal.
Redskins 13, Bucs 0
FG Aguayo 50
Drive: 12 plays, 43 yards, 4:37
Drive summary: A pass from Ryan Griffin to Jonathan Krause for 17 yards into Redskins territory. A few plays later the Bucs faced fourth and two at the 36 and Griffin threw to Bernard Reedy for five yards and the first. The drive stalled there and Aguayo came in and got his kick just over the crossbar.
Redskins 13, Bucs 3
Ross 13 pass from Sudfeld (Hopkins kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:39
Drive summary: The drive got jump-started when on third and four at the 31 when Sudfeld tossed one to T.J. Thorpe who got away from an attempted tackled and scampered down the sideline for 41 yards to the Bucs 28. Then Kelly powered for 11 yards to the 17. On third and six at the 13, Sudfeld showed some good touch on a pass to Rashad Ross in the corner of the end zone. He made the grab for the touchdown.
Redskins 20, Bucs 3
FG Aguayo 22
Drive: 17 plays, 81 yards, 6:43
Drive summary: Ryan Griffin finally developed some passing rhythm, completing passes to Freddie Martino and Austin Seferian-Jenkins to get into Washington territory. Rookie Peyton Barber pitched in on the ground with some good running. They worked their way down to a first down at the 11. On third and three at the four Griffin’s pass was incomplete and Aguayo kicked the field goal.
Redskins 20, Bucs 6
Reedy 9 pass from Griffin (Aguayo kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 76 yards, 2:14
Drive summary: Two Ryan Griffin passes to Freddie Martino got the Bucs into Redskins territory at the 43. On third and two at the 25 Griffin went back to Martino for five yards and a first down. A few plays later it was Griffin to Bernard Reedy for the touchdown.
Redskins 20, Bucs 13
Preseason or not, Mack Brown had himself a game Wednesday night.
Just how good was he? He finished with 149 rushing yards and a touchdown, whereas the Buccaneers as a team had 46 yards on the ground total and zero rushing scores.
His performance certainly gained the attention of his teammates, including those who did not travel with the team and watched comfortably on their sofas.
Among those at home was linebacker Mason Foster, who thought Brown was making it look a little too easy out there.
"Childs Play" Mack Brown— Mason_Foster (@Mason_Foster) September 1, 2016
Defensive lineman Chris Baker was certainly pumped up too.
Mac Brown baby lets go #HTTR— Chris Baker (@cbaker92redskin) September 1, 2016
Perhaps most impressive of Brown’s night was his 60-yard touchdown run, especially considering the sloppy conditions from the tropical storm weather.
Guard Spencer Long and safety David Bruton Jr. also chimed in on the performance:
Atta boy Mac! 🙌🏼— Spencer Long (@slong_61) September 1, 2016
Ground Game Strong!! #HTTR— David BRUTON JR. (@D_Brut30) September 1, 2016
And last but certainly not least, wide receiver DeSean Jackson and fellow running back Chris Thompson also gave the youngster some props.
My boy Mack brown Ballin 2night #httr— Desean Jackson (@DeSeanJackson11) September 1, 2016
We won't hear the last of it from Mack Brown tomorrow 😂😂. But I'm so happy for him balling out like he is tonight.— Chris Thompson (@ChrisThompson_4) September 1, 2016
A total of 26 Redskins did not travel to Tampa Bay for the team’s final preseason game, which meant more than usual members of the burgundy and gold taking in the game watching at home on TV.
Brown certainly put on a show for them, and his performance helped the Redskins put down the Bucs, 20-13, in the final tune up before Week 1.
BALTIMORE—The Orioles received three quality starts in their critical three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays. They lost two of those games.
In the latest installment, Yovani Gallardo allowed three runs in the first inning, then pitched well, but the Orioles could do little with Aaron Sanchez and the bullpen.
The Toronto Blue Jays’ 5-3 win over the Orioles before 16,161 at Oriole Park on Wednesday gave Toronto (76-57) a four-game lead in the AL East over the Orioles (72-61).
Not only was the result disappointing, but so were the crowds. The series drew just 47,775.
On Monday, Wade Miley gave up three runs in seven innings in a 5-1 loss, and Ubaldo Jimenez also allowed three in 6 2/3 innings as the Orioles won 5-3.
Jose Bautista hit Gallardo’s first pitch for his 17th home run, and with two outs, Michael Saunders walked, and Russell Martin hit his 16th home run, and Toronto grabbed a 3-0 lead.
Gallardo (4-7), who was won just one of 12 settled down and retired the last 10 batters he faced. He allowed three runs on five hits in six innings.
Sanchez (13-2) allowed just two singles and walked two runners in the first four innings.
With two outs in the fifth, Hyun Soo Kim and Jonathan Schoop singled with Kim taking third. Manny Machado hit a slow roller to third that Josh Donaldson booted for an error.
The Blue Jays had sent Sanchez to the minor leagues for 10 days to limit his innings.
He allowed just the unearned run on five hits in six innings.
Mychal Givens allowed a run in the seventh on an RBI double by Devon Travis, and Saunders hit his 23rd home run of the year against Brad Brach in the eighth. It was Saunders’ seventh home run in 15 games against the Orioles this season.
Schoop’s 21st home run of the year, a two-run shot off Roberto Osuna with two outs in the ninth made it 5-3.
NOTES: After Thursday’s off day, the New York Yankees come for three games beginning Friday night. Chad Green (2-3, 4.09) faces Dylan Bundy (7-5, 3.71) in the first game. On Saturday, it will be CC Sabathia (8-11, 4.31) against Kevin Gausman (6-10, 3.73). Michael Pineda (6-11, 5.12) starts for New York on Sunday. The Orioles haven’t named their starter.