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Orakpo joins Morris and Williams as Redskins at the Pro Bowl


Last week Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris was added to the Pro Bowl roster, after the previously selected Seattle Seahawks Marshawn Lynch was unable to play in the game because of the Super Bowl.  Morris rushed for 1,275 yards and 7 TD’s this season, so it comes as no surprise that he ended up in the Pro Bowl.

And today it was announced that Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo has been added to the Pro Bowl roster as well.  Orakpo replaces San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks.  Brooks has declined the invitation to play in the game, along with seven other 49ers players, so Orakpo gets the nod.

Orakpo recorded 60 tackles, 10 sacks, and an interception in 2013.  He and Morris join Redskins left tackle Trent Williams as representatives from the team at the Pro Bowl.  It’s too bad Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon has not been addedas well.  He was certainly deserving to go with 113 receptions on the season.

However, Morris might do well in this game, as defense isn’t close to a priority.  So if given the opportunity, Morris may be able to show off his skills, not just as runner but as a receiver out of the back field.  As the Pro Bowl tends to be pass heavy.  But the priority for all three Redskins, have fun but don’t get hurt.

 

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