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Redskins trio falls short at Pro Bowl

Alfred Morris, practicing with Team Sanders teammate Cam Newton last week, went on to record a team-high four catches for 69 yards on Sunday. (Eugene Tanner/Associated Press)

The Washington Redskins‘ three Pro Bowl players fell short in their quest for a victory as Team Sanders lost, 22-21, to Team Rice in Hawaii on Sunday night.

Redskins left tackle Trent Williams, outside linebacker Brian Orakpo and running back Alfred Morris all saw significant time as they represented the team captained and selected by former NFL great Deion Sanders. A last-minute touchdown by Jerry Rice’s squad earned the victory.

Williams, who this season made the Pro Bowl for a second consecutive year, alternated between right tackle and left tackle for his team.

Orakpo recorded two tackles in his third career Pro Bowl appearance. He never rushed the quarterback in the game. With his team utilizing a 4-3 front, Orakpo spent the bulk of the game dropping back into pass coverage.

Morris, who made his first Pro Bowl appearance, came off the bench and had two carries for four yards, but did record four catches for 69 yards (both team highs). The involvement in the passing game was something Redskins fans haven’t seen often from Morris, whom the Redskins rarely used as a receiving threat in the past two years. (He has just 20 catches in two seasons). Morris did have a fumble at the end of a 15-yard catch and run. But he rebounded to finish well. He had a 27-yard catch-and-run after that.

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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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