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Orakpo, Rogers Uncertain For Giants Game


The health of linebacker Brian Orakpo and cornerback Carlos Rogers is uncertain as the Redskins head into the final week of the regular season.

Orakpo sat out Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars due to groin and hamstring injuries.

Rogers was sidelined midway through the Jaguars game with a calf injury.

Head coach Mike Shanahan said he would not know their status until Wednesday when the team begins preparation for the season finale vs. New York on Jan. 2.

"I just keep my fingers crossed that they're able to go," Shanahan said. "I really don't know at this time. I think with Carlos it's a little bit more of a question mark than [Orakpo], at least from our trainers."

The emergence of several young players – Rob Jackson saw playing time in place of Orakpo – would not impact the status of Orakpo, Shanahan added.

"If he's ready to go, he's going to play," Shanahan said.

Rogers posted three tackles and an interception in the Jaguars game before his injury. It was his second interception of the season.

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