Brian Orakpo will be making his third trip to the Pro Bowl after being selected on Tuesday to replace San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks.
The Washington Redskins outside linebacker, who last played in the NFL’s annual all-star game after the 2010 season, finished with 10 sacks and 60 tackles in 2013. He also had his first interception, which he returned for a touchdown in a victory over the Chicago Bears on Oct. 20.
Brooks, who spoke Tuesday afternoon of being the only 49ers player to represent his team in the game, withdrew less than two hours later for unspecified reasons.
Orakpo will join Redskins left tackle Trent Williams, who was selected to play in the game in late December, and running back Alfred Morris, who was tabbed to replace Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch on Sunday.
The game will be held in Honolulu on Sunday and will eschew the traditional AFC vs. NFC format in favor of teams chosen by Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders.