Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that MRIs on both players revealed good news. Orakpo has damaged some scar tissue in his left shoulder, and Meriweather has a swollen and sore left knee. Neither player will require surgery.
Both were hurt in Washington's 33-31 loss to Chicago on Saturday.
Orakpo had surgery on the same shoulder after tearing a pectoral muscle in the final game of last season. He thought he had torn the muscle again against the Bears when he felt the shoulder pop.
Says the two-time Pro Bowl linebacker: "I thought I was done, to be honest with you."