WASHINGTON — Three Redskins players have declined to play in this year’s Pro Bowl due to lingering injuries.
Outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (elbow), right guard Brandon Scherff (ankle/shoulder) and tight end Jordan Reed (shoulder) will not participate in the Jan. 29 game in Orlando. For now, left tackle Trent Williams still plans on playing.
Kerrigan had maintained hope he could play in the immediate aftermath of his selection, but the injury proved too painful.
“I’m planning on it for sure just because it’s very exciting to me because it’s my first time being chosen to go,” Kerrigan said on Jan. 2. “So it’s very exciting. But I’ve got to be smart. If I’m not right physically then I won’t play.”
Reed, of course, was not himself down the stretch and was far less optimistic about playing in the game than Scherff or Kerrigan. He sustained a Grade 3 separation of his left shoulder on Thanksgiving Day at Dallas and was never the same after that game.
Scherff battled ankle and shoulder injuries down the stretch, though he didn’t miss any games and only a few snaps.
Quarterback Kirk Cousins, punt returner Jamison Crowder and cornerback Josh Norman are all alternates and could still be added to the Pro Bowl roster.
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