Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo said he's encouraged that he'll be able to suit up Sunday in New Orleans after participating fully in each of the past three practices.
Orakpo aggravated his surgically repaired pectoral muscle against the Bears on August 18 and did not play in either of the teams final two exhibition games as a precaution.
When the Redskins visit the Saints on Sunday to kick off the regular season, though, he said his goal is to play.
I made it through practice the whole way around, Orakpo said of Mondays 90-minute session at Redskins Park. Friday, Saturday, I made it all the way through, too. So I feel like Im ready.
Asked if hes 100-percent recovered, he said hes close.
I would love to keep on this same progression and, hopefully, be 100-percent ready to go on Sunday, Orakpo added.