ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Rob Jackson and Chris Wilson are career Washington Redskins backup defensive players who have toiled in near anonymity. They have 94 NFL games between them -- and nary a start.
The streak comes to an end for one of them Sunday. Two-time Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Orakpo is out for the season with a shoulder injury, so either Jackson or Wilson will finally get his name etched into starting 11 when the Redskins host the Cincinnati Bengals.
Also, second-year player Jarvis Jenkins is expected to replace defensive end Adam Carriker, who is done for the year with a knee injury.
Cornerback DeAngelo Hall says there's obviously going to be a drop-off when a team loses two starters. He says the rest of the defense has to pick up the slack.