Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo was limited in practice Thursday but will play in the season opener against the Houston Texans Sunday, he told reporters.
A three-time Pro Bowler, Orakpo recorded 10 sacks last season and averaged 9.5 sacks per season in his first three years in the league. A torn pectoral muscle limited him to just two games in 2012.
Washington's defense gave up the seventh-most yards per play in the NFL last season.
- Dan Gartland