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2012 Pro Bowl Voting Opens Tuesday; Will Washington Redskins Defenders Earn Another Hawaii Trip?

Voting for the NFL's 2012 All-Star Game is now underway.

(Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)
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Fan voting for the 2012 Pro Bowl has begun, the NFL announced Tuesday. By visiting, fans can vote for their favorite players to represent their respective conferences in the game, scheduled for Jan. 29, 2012, in Honolulu. Balloting concludes on Dec. 19th following that evening's Monday Night Football contest featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers.

Defensive end Brian Orakpo, linebacker London Fletcher, and cornerback DeAngelo Hall represented the Washington Redskins in last year's Pro Bowl, which the NFC won, 55-41. Hall earned MVP honors for his six tackles (all solo), one interception, and fumble recovery for a touchdown. Indeed, the Redskins' representatives led the NFC's defense in tackles, ranking Nos. 1-3 on the team.

That trio stands a solid chance of repeating as Pro Bowlers once again. In addition, Redskins tight end Fred Davis may earn some votes. He ranks No. 3 among all tight ends in receiving yards (423) and No. 1 in yards per catch (15.1, minimum 20 catches) despite working with less-than-stellar quarterbacks. Though not a household name, Davis could earn support from coaches and players, who also have a say in Pro Bowl balloting; the NFL prides itself on being the only pro sports league to use a combination of votes from players, fans, and coaches in determining its All-Star rosters.