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Redskins' resurgence boosts players' fortunes as Alexander makes Pro Bowl

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FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2012, file photo, Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. Griffin was selected to the Pro Bowl on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Perez, File) (The Associated Press)

Lorenzo Alexander arrived in Washington in October 2006 as a 300-pound undrafted practice squad defensive lineman who had been cut by two teams during the previous month.

Six years, eight positions and plenty of ups and downs later, Alexander now is a co-captain of the resurgent Redskins, and was voted to the Pro Bowl as the NFC's special teams player.

In fact, Washington's other two Pro Bowl-bound players, rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III and offensive tackle Trent Williams, are co-captains. Fellow co-captain London Fletcher is an alternate at inside linebacker.

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