Brian Orakpo headed to third Pro Bowl

January 21, 2014

Brian Orakpo recorded 10 sacks this season. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo will make his third Pro Bowl appearance, the team confirmed on Tuesday.

Orakpo initially was named as an alternate, but he got the nod on Tuesday after San Francisco’s Ahmad Brooks withdrew from the game, which will take place Sunday in Hawaii.

Orakpo, who will be a free agent this offseason, is coming off a season in which he recorded 60 tackles, 10 sacks and an interception, which he returned 29 yards for a touchdown.

This marked the first double-digit sack campaign for Orakpo since his rookie season in 2009. Orakpo made the Pro Bowl both in 2009 and in 2010.

He will join left tackle Trent Williams and running back Alfred Morris at the Pro Bowl. Williams was an original selection, and Morris an alternate, who learned last week that he would make his first appearance in place of Super Bowl-bound Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch.

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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