ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — Washington Redskins players spoke with the media for the first time since head coach Mike Shanahan announced that Brian Orakpo and Adam Carriker would miss the rest of the season due to injuries suffered against the St. Louis Rams.

Veteran linebackers Rob Jackson and Chris Wilson will be competing for the starting job to replace Orakpo.

Rob Jackson: On the possibility of starting against the Cincinnati Bengals.

“This is any backup’s dream to get the opportunity to start or get significant playing time at your position. I think we’re ready to step up our game and our defense is ready to step up their game too.”

Jarvis Jenkins: On whether he’s excited to be starting in place of Carriker.

“Most definitely… Most definitely.”

Listen here to what DeAngelo Hall, London Fletcher, Rob Jackson, Chris Wilson, Ryan Kerrigan, Alfred Morris, Barry Cofield, Jarvis Jenkins, Santana Moss & Doug Worthington had to say today.

DeAngelo Hall Open Locker Room Audio

London Fletcher Open Locker Room Audio

Rob Jackson Open Locker Room Audio

Chris Wilson Open Locker Room Audio

Ryan Kerrigan Open Locker Room Audio

Alfred Morris Open Locker Room Audio

Barry Cofield Open Locker Room Audio

Jarvis Jenkins Open Locker Room Audio

Santana Moss Open Locker Room Audio

Doug Worthington Open Locker Room Audio

Also this morning the Redskins media had a chance to catch up with Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis & quarterback Andy Dalton for a few minutes.

“We have not played well enough on defense,”  Lewis said.  “But I think it’s been a trend around the league thus far.”

Listen here to both conference calls with the DC media from earlier.

Marvin Lewis Conference Call

Andy Dalton Conference Call


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