Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo confirmed Monday afternoon that the X-ray and MRI exam on his shoulder revealed no significant damage.Coach Mike Shanahan, though, said he does not anticipate Orakpo suiting up again during the preseason as a precaution.I feel better today, Orakpo said. We got some good news, so Im very optimistic about it. It wasnt as serious as I thought and I should be ready to roll.Orakpo was injured in the first quarter of Saturdays 33-31 loss in Chicago as he attempted to arm tackle Bears wide receiver Devin Hester.As he lay on the field, Orakpo feared the worst. The sharp pain he felt was in the same pectoral muscle that he tore in the season finale last season.I worked this hard trying to get back, and I actually felt it pop, Orakpo said. I thought it was done, to be honest with you. It felt very similar, thats why it took a long process to get off the field. Thats what scared me the most.Orakpo was examined Saturday night by renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who happened to be on the sidelines. Andrews performed the original surgery.There was no tear, Shanahan said. They felt like it was a little scar tissue, but nothing that serious. So he should be okay. Everyone is relieved.
Here's an updated look at second-round pick Ryan Anderson's stats since the Redskins drafted him back in late April: zero career NFL tackles, one career baby named partly after him.
On Tuesday, Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt honored Anderson and fellow ex-Crimson Tide linebacker Reuben Foster by combining their last names and making that combination his newborn son's middle name.
Everyone please say hello to Flynt Anderson-Foster Pruitt:
The Newest Tide Fan: Flynt Anderson-Foster Pruitt pic.twitter.com/64HpNUdSgQ— Jeremy Pruitt (@CoachJPruitt) May 23, 2017
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The gesture was not lost on Anderson, who said on Instagram that the "little guy will always hold a special place" in his heart:
One gets the sense that Anderson, who comes across as a very intense man and one whose breakfast probably consists of a bowl of motor oil, doesn't use heart emojis very often. Therefore, since he used some in his Instagram caption, you know Pruitt's decision meant a lot to him.
Jordan Reed was reportedly absent from the Redskins' voluntary OTA practice on Tuesday, but a picture on Twitter shows the stud tight end didn't skip the session just so he could lounge around on the couch.
Chad Johnson, expert on all things such as repeatedly hauling in footballs and transforming the end zone into the 18th green at Augusta National, posted this photo of him, Reed and one other fellow, presumably following a workout:
For those who want to freak out that Washington's top offensive threat didn't show up in Ashburn for his team's OTAs, it's important to remember that 1) it was not required and 2) judging by that snapshot, Reed has had no trouble staying in football shape on his own or finding people to hone his craft with.
By the way, peep that hashtag from Johnson. When a six-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro uses the word legendary to refer to someone else, that someone else should feel pretty good about himself.