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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Orakpo column coming soon

By Dan Graziano

Posted by's Matt Mosley

Because of the tragic scene at Valley Ranch, I sort of lost touch with the Redskins' and Eagles' minicamps over the weekend. Most of you guys were very understanding and we really appreciate that.

I had a chance to visit with Brian Orakpo via phone Sunday afternoon and you can read what he said in my weekly Thursday column, which normally goes live at about 1 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, check out some of the pictures that Redskins blogger Matt Terl took over the weekend.

It's pretty hard for a player to look menacing when he's posing on a raquetball court, but Orakpo pulls it off. In the column, we'll talk about his transition to linebacker and playing next to defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. The two are already experimenting with some of the same stunts that he and Titans defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch once used.