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Redskins running back Alfred Morris has one more shot at getting to the Pro Bowl.
The second-year back, who was named an alternate to the NFL’s annual all-star game, missed out on a chance to go on Wednesday when the Packers announced that rookie Eddie Lacy would replace Adrian Peterson on the roster. Peterson was suffering from nagging groin and foot injuries at the end of the season.
The six tailbacks currently on the Pro Bowl roster are Lacy, LeSean McCoy of the Eagles, the Bears’ Matt Forte, the 49ers Frank Gore, the Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch and the Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles.
However, one more player is guaranteed to drop out. The 49ers and Seahawks play on Sunday to determine which team will represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Since the Pro Bowl is played on the week between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl, either Lynch or Gore will be busy getting ready for the big game. So another roster spot will open.
Morris rushed for 1,275 yards, fourth most in the NFL and more than Lynch, Gore, Lacy, and Peterson. One would think that he has a good shot at getting the trip to Hawaii. The Redskins would only confirm that he was not the first alternate at running back (as we saw, that was Lacy) so it’s likely that we will have to wait until Monday to find out.
Unless other Redskins who are alternates end up going, Trent Williams is Washington’s lone representative in the game.