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Redskins Fletcher, Kerrigan Head to Pro Bowl

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Lawrence Vickers of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball against the defense of  Ryan Kerrigan. (Credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Lawrence Vickers of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball against the defense of Ryan Kerrigan. (Credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — Washington Redskins linebackers London Fletcher and Ryan Kerrigan will head to the Pro Bowl as replacements for Super Bowl-bound San Francisco 49ers linebackers Patrick Willis and Aldon Smith.

The 37-year-old Fletcher is going to his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl. Kerrigan, a second-year player, gets his first trip to the exhibition game.

Their additions give the Redskins five Pro Bowl selections for the first time since 1996. They join rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, who will miss the Pro Bowl after knee surgery; left tackle Trent Williams and special teamer Lorenzo Alexander.

Williams and Smith helped the 49ers beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC championship game Sunday.

The Pro Bowl is next Sunday in Hawaii.

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