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Trent Williams pulls out of Pro Bowl

Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams pulled out of the Pro Bowl, leaving the NFC East champions with no representation in Hawaii.

Williams sat out the final regular-season game at Dallas earlier this month because of lingering issues with his knee and foot. Williams suffered a contusion of his left kneecap in a Nov. 22 game at Carolina. But he was not forced to sit out any games until the finale, when coach Jay Gruden rested some key starters in preparation for the postseason.

Miami's Branden Albert will take Williams' place. Williams had played in the previous three Pro Bowls and clearly felt this was one of the best seasons of his career, thanks in part to being in improved shape and line coach Bill Callahan.

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed and linebacker Ryan Kerrigan were named alternates but, as of now, neither will play in the game a week before the Super Bowl.