Ryan Kerrigan, Trent Williams named to the Pro Bowl

December 19, 2018

Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan and Trent Williams were named to the 2019 Pro Bowl on Tuesday and were the only two Redskins’ players to land on the roster.

Punter Tress Way, running back Adrian Peterson, safety D.J. Swearinger, cornerback Josh Norman, kicker Dustin Hopkins and tight end Jordan Reed led the list of alternates, which means they are candidates to play in the game if others drop out.

Kerrigan earned his third straight Pro Bowl honor, the fourth of his career. The 30-year-old linebacker has never missed a start in the NFL and has 11 sacks in 2018.

Kerrigan, who also has three forced fumbles, was voted as a starter. Williams will be a reserve.

Williams has had a stellar season after working his way back from undergoing knee surgery last year. He’s been the best part of an uneven offensive line, which has struggled to stay healthy and has committed a large number of penalties. Williams made the Pro Bowl despite missing three games earlier this season with a thumb injury

This is Williams’ seventh-straight Pro Bowl selection, joining Ken Houston (1973-78) as the only player in franchise history to have done so.

Way, meanwhile, is arguably Washington’s biggest snub for the actual Pro Bowl roster.

The 28-year-old punter has kept the Redskins in games because of his ability to put opponents in bad field position. Way has had 72 punts this season with none of them resulting in a touchback. Thirty-nine of those landed inside the 20.

Seattle rookie Michael Dickson was named as the NFC’s punter instead.

The Pro Bowl takes place Sunday, Jan. 27 at Camping World Stadium at 3 p.m. in Orlando, Florida. ESPN and ABC will televise the event.

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