Less than a week after being elevated from the practice...

Washington Post - [Full Article]

Less than a week after being elevated from the practice squad to the active 53-man roster, Washington Redskins linebacker Rob Jackson will find himself in the starting lineup Sunday.

The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Jackson has played in eight NFL games, recording a single tackle in the 2008 season. Drafted as a defensive lineman, he's been converted to linebacker in defensive coordinator Jim Haslett's 3-4 scheme, just like the man he's replacing, Pro Bowler Brian Orakpo, who sustained hamstring and groin injuries last week in Dallas.

Asked to compare himself to Orakpo, Jackson said he is less of a power rusher, instead relying on his hands and working the edges.

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