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Drew Brees named to Pro Bowl roster due to RGIII injury

Carolina v New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 30: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints rolls out looking for a receiver during a game against the Carolina Panthers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 30, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Panthers defeated the Saints 44-38. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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With the injury to Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III requiring surgery on Wednesday, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been named to the Pro Bowl roster in his place.

According to Nakia Hogan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Brees was added to the roster as the first alternate following Griffin’s injury. It will be Brees’ seventh trip to the Pro Bowl. Brees threw for 5,177 yards, 43 touchdowns and a league-high 19 interceptions.

Brees in the third member of the Saints to be named to the team along with guard Jahri Evans and punter THomas Morstead.