Redskins' Fletcher headed to Pro Bowl

Redskins' Fletcher headed to Pro Bowl
January 24, 2011, 2:34 pm
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Monday, January 24, 2011,9:32 a.m.By Ryan OHalloran
Staff writer


Redskins inside linebacker London Fletcher will be making his second consecutive appearance in the Pro Bowl, the team announced Monday morning.A second alternate for Sundays game in Honolulu, Fletcher will take the place of injured Chicago linebacker Brian Urlacher.Also making the trip will be linebacker Brian Orakpo, who will replace Green Bays Clay Matthews (ineligible because the Packers reached the Super Bowl).The Redskins ranked 31st in team defense this year but have three players in the game: Cornerback DeAngelo Hall, Fletcher and Orakpo.Fletcher made his long awaited Pro Bowl debut last year and returns after leading the Redskins with 188 tackles (according to the teams statistics), 2.5 sacks, one interception and a career-high three fumble recoveries.Orakpo led the Redskins with 8.5 sacks and has 19.5 sacks in his first two NFL seasons.