Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo isn’t worried about his future in Washington; nor is he concerned about his pectoral muscle. And the pec could be tied to any extended stay in Washington.
Orakpo, who missed the final 15 games last season after tearing his left pec, said he’s 100 percent and should be ready to participate in the organized team activities that start May 20. He also said he’s feeling much different recovering from this injury than he did a year ago while coming back from a similar issue.
But a big difference, Orakpo said, is that he did not tear the same ligament in his pec. However, it’s still the same arm and he’s now torn two ligaments. Still, he sees a silver lining.

“It feels differently because I’m not having any aches, I’m not having any pains, I’m not having any discomfort,” said Orakpo, speaking before his golf tournament to benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society at Trump National. “That’s the great thing about it. A lot of times when you come back from a severe injury you can have some setbacks, some discomfort. But you try to play through it. This time around it’s been beneficial to me as far as not feeling anything.”

Orakpo, a two-time Pro Bowler, called both freak accidents. He said he felt discomfort throughout last offseason and again during training camp, even before hurting it in a preseason game vs. Chicago. Orakpo missed only one game in his first three seasons.

“Maybe I was overcompensating from the first time I hurt it,” Orakpo said. “But I’m good man. I couldn’t be any healthier. …I’m not concerned about health. Health has never been an issue before I had this pec injury. I’m not gonna go into this season [thinking], ‘Hopefully I can get through 16 games.’ I’ve been doing that since I’ve been here.”