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Brian Orakpo (Unofficially) Headed To The Pro Bowl, And Other Links

Posted by Matt Terl on January 17, 2011 – 3:17 pm

I’ve already mentioned that Redskins fans should be rooting for the Bears to go to Dallas for the Super Bowl, because that would mean the players ahead of Brian Orakpo and London Fletcher on the Pro Bowl roster would miss the game, and BOTH Redskins linebackers would make the trip to Hawaii. And that still holds true.

But following yesterday’s results, the Washington Examiner’s John Keim points out, Orakpo is already a lock for the all-star game. The two guys ahead of him are Chicago’s Lance Briggs and Green Bay’s Clay Matthews; those two are facing off in the NFC Championship game, so clearly one of them will be going to the Super Bowl. Which means that Orakpo will be in no matter what; it’s just a question of whom he’s replacing and if Fletcher will be joining him.

“I’ll take it,” Orakpo told Keim. “I would love to have made it the first time around, but I’m two for two right now in the NFL and it can only get better.” (And he later added, “I would love to be winning, but that will come in the future.” Just mentioning that to forestall the inevitable criticism that Orakpo is too self-interested; he said several other interesting things to Keim, and you should click through to the article and read them.)

Anyhow, now you’re rooting for Chicago just for London Fletcher’s sake. Orakpo’s all taken care of, thanks.

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