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Redskins dodge bullets, Orakpo, Meriweather don't need surgery

CBSSports.com wire reports
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ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo and strong safety Brandon Meriweather will miss the final two preseason games with injuries.

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."

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