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“Quarterbacks are the focal point because it’s just what people like to talk about,” Grossman said. “They have the ball in their hands every play, so they determine the outcome a lot.”

NOTES: When Pro Bowlers are announced Dec. 28, linebacker London Fletcher hopes his NFL-leading 146 tackles are enough to earn a spot. Fletcher has been an alternate nine times and played in the game twice. “I can’t vote for myself,” Fletcher said. “Obviously I’ve played at a high level this year. … [Being voted in] would say my peers, the fans the coaches finally get it.”

Fletcher, a free agent at season’s end, expressed a desire to return: “If they appreciate the way I go about doing things, they’ll show me.”

c Defensive end Doug Worthington and tight end Rob Myers were promoted to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. Tight end Dominique Byrd, signed Dec. 7, was released. The other roster spot was opened when safety LaRon Landry was placed on injured reserve last week. To fill out the practice squad, the Redskins signed safety Michael Hamlin and tight end Schuylar Oordt.

c Cornerback Josh Wilson (head) practiced Tuesday, while tackle Jammal Brown (groin) and fullback Mike Sellers (elbow) were limited. Running back Roy Helu (ankle and toe) participated in position drills, but not the team segment.

c Rich Campbell contributed to this report.