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Brian Orakpo unveils new facemask: ‘Think Bane. From Batman’ (pic)

Brian-Orakpo-Bane-FacemaskWashington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo, after missing most of last season after tearing a pectoral muscle in a Week 2 match-up with the St. Louis Rams, probably is one of team’s more eager players to put on the pads and get back to work.

On Friday, the Redskins tweeted from its official Twitter account the new facemask Orakpo is sporting this season, which is very much in line with what trend of what a lot of other players are changing over to in recent seasons. Featuring a darkened visor and closely placed bars crisscrossing one another, when Orakpo was asked during OTAs in June about a new facemask he was using, he said it was only temporary and previewed the upcoming new look as follows: “Think Bane,” adding, “From Batman.”

Fair enough. Far better than Conrad Bain. From “Different Strokes.” But more than anything, what does his pal, the GEICO caveman, think of it?

[D.C. Sports Bog]