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Hall, Orakpo to Start In Pro Bowl


Cornerback DeAngelo Hall and linebacker Brian Orakpo are expected to be in the starting lineup for this Sunday's Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

Hall became a starter when Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel dropped out of the Pro Bowl last week.

Orakpo moved into the starting lineup when Chicago Bears outside linebacker Lance Briggs dropped out of the game.

For Hall, it is his third starting assignment at the Pro Bowl. He also started in 2005 and 2006 when he was with the Atlanta Falcons.

Orakpo also started in the Pro Bowl last year when he was a rookie.

London Fletcher remains the top reserve at middle linebacker behind starter Jonathan Vilma of the New Orleans Saints.

Hall finished last season with 112 tackles, a team-high six interceptions, two forced fumbles and two turnovers returned for touchdowns.

Orakpo led the Redskins' defense with 8.5 sacks and also totaled 78 tackles, 47 quarterback hurries and one forced fumble.

Fletcher led the defense in tackles with 188 and also logged 2.5 sacks, one interception, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

The 2011 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Jan. 30 on FOX at 7 p.m. ET. The game returns to Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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