LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 11: London Fletcher #59 of the Washington Redskins greets Andre Carter #93 of the New England Patriots after the game at FedEx Field on December 11, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Pro Bowl 2012: London Fletcher Named To Roster After Brian Urlacher Injury

London Fletcher has been named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster as an alternate, he announced.

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2012 Pro Bowl: London Fletcher Tweets That He Has Made Roster

For the Redskins fans who are always upset at the constant disrespect shown to the team's emotional leader, London Fletcher, I have some good news for you on this Monday morning. London Fletcher himself tweeted this earlier today.

We'll take that as the most official kind of word there is, straight from the horse's mouth. It's good that Fletcher made the Pro Bowl this year because it was a pretty big injustice that Brian Urlacher made the team ahead of him. Flethcer led Planet Earth in tackles this year with 166, making him the only player to average ten tackled per game over the 16 game regular season. He also had 1.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two interceptions.In a career full of Pro Bowl snubs, this might have been the most egregious. But that is rectified now, and the Redskins now have their first representative for the big game in Hawaii.

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Pro Bowl 2012 Rosters: London Fletcher, Lorenzo Alexander Named Alternates To NFC Team, He Confirms

Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher was among the biggest Pro Bowl 2012 snubs when the rosters were announced on Tuesday, but it looks like he may make the game after all. Fletcher told reporters that he was named as one of the alternates, according to Rick Maese of the Washington Post. Linebacker and special teams ace Lorenzo Alexander was also named an alternate, according to our own Daniel Shiferaw.

Neither player would say whether they were first alternates or second alternates. First alternates would play in the game if one player at their position drops out due to injury. Second alternates would need multiple players to drop out.

Fletcher had a standout season yet again, but was beaten out by Brian Urlacher of the Chicago Bears and Patrick Willis of the San Francisco 49ers. Alexander was beaten out for the special teams spot by Corey Graham, who also plays for the Bears.

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Pro Bowl 2012 Snubs: London Fletcher Tops List Of Players Who Belong In Game

The Washington Redskins will not be represented by anyone at the 2012 Pro Bowl, but many feel that linebacker London Fletcher should have been given that right. You can add Matt Bowen of National Football Post to that long list, as Fletcher tops Bowen's list of 2012 Pro Bowl snubs.

The Redskins’ MLB is productive, accountable and continues to play the Mike Backer position as good as any player in this league. 193 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 INTs and 3 forced fumbles. Those are Pro Bowl numbers for a player that stands out each and every time you turn on the tape. No question I would have selected Fletcher over the BearsBrian Urlacher.

Several teammates and media members came to Fletcher's defense on Tuesday, saying he belonged in the game. Fletcher's stats are more impressive than Urlacher's, but Urlacher's reputation and the Redskins' losing ways helped contribute to Fletcher's snub.

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Pro Bowl 2012 Rosters: Former Redskins Carlos Rogers And Andre Carter Selected For First Pro Bowl

While the Washington Redskins may have failed to place anyone in the 2012 Pro Bowl, a few former Skins had their names called when the rosters were announced on Tuesday night. Former Skin Andre Carter, who registered ten sacks this season, was one of eight New England Patriots named to the Pro Bowl. The Pats, along with the San Francisco 49ers, lead the league with eight each. It was Carter's first selection in his 11 year career, with the last five of those seasons coming with Washington.

In addition to Carter, former Redskin and current 49er Carlos Rogers was selected to his first Pro Bowl in his first season away from Washington. Rogers earned the starting cornerback spot in the game alongside Green Bay's Charles Woodson. Rogers is tied for second in the NFC with six interceptions, just one shy of Woodson's league leading mark.

With London Fletcher snubbed yet again, it could be an especially bitter pill to swallow with two former Skins elected to their first Pro Bowl just one season after suiting up in Washington.

For more on the Redskins, head over to Hogs Haven, SB Nation's Washington Redskins blog.


Pro Bowl 2012 Rosters: London Fletcher Shut Out

The Washington Redskins' London Fletcher leads the National Football League in tackles this season with 163. That's 18 more than the Cleveland Browns' D'Qwell Jackson who is No. 2 in the league, and 19 than the Minnesota Vikings' Chad Greenway, No. 3 across the league in tackles and No. 2 in the NFC. Fletcher also has two sacks, two interceptions and three forced fumbles.

Fletcher will not be headed to the Pro Bowl, however, and neither will any of his teammates. The 2012 rosters for the game were announced Tuesday and the Redskins were completely shut out.

The Dallas Cowboys' DeMarcus Ware, the Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews and the Chicago Bears' Lance Briggs were selected to man the outside linebacker spots for the NFL squad while the San Francisco 49ers' Patrick Willis and the Chicago Bears' Brian Urlacher were chosen as middle linebackers.

Fletcher, however, will not be joining them, which must be a tough pill to swallow after racking up as many tackles as he did.

For more on the Redskins, head over to Hogs Haven, SB Nation's Washington Redskins blog.


Pro Bowl 2012 Rosters To Be Announced, London Fletcher And Lorenzo Alexander Under Consideration

A pair of Redskins should get consideration for a trip to Hawaii.

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