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NFL Pro Bowl: LaRon Landry Leading Vote Getter Among NFC Safeties

The Washington Redskins will have only one player on the NFC Pro Bowl roster: DeAngelo Hall. The cornerback was voted in as a starting cornerback after a banner season and will make his first Pro Bowl appearance in his career.

However, the Redskins should have had a second representative. Strong safety LaRon Landry ended up leading NFC safeties in votes after a career season of his own. However, Landry's season ended early with an achilles injury, and thus he will not be healthy enough to play in the game. 

With Landry sidelined due to injury, the NFC's strong safety position will be manned by Arizona Cardinals standout Adrian Wilson. 

Landry was on pace for an unbelievable season before getting hurt. After struggling under previous defensive coordinator Greg Blache in 2009, Landry was energized by new defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. Haslett's 3-4 scheme placed Landry closer to the line of scrimmage, which played more to his strengths. Landry is still third on the team in tackles despite playing just nine games.