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Trent Williams pulled out of the Pro Bowl this week due to an injury after not practicing on Wednesday. He will not play in Sunday's game.

Jake Matthews of the Falcons replaced Williams on the Pro Bowl roster.

This marks at least the third straight Pro Bowl that Williams was named to but has not played in. Last season, Williams did not play in the game after undergoing knee surgery a few days after the season ended. 

Injuries have been a persistent issue for Williams for much of the past five years. The left tackle has not played a full 16-game season since 2013, and has only played all 16 games twice in 10 years with Washington. 

Gifted with incredible feet and quickness for a large man, Williams is undeniably one of the best tackles in the NFL. Over the past few years, injuries to his knees, elbow and thumb have caused him to miss games. Williams pushes his body fast in recovery and often plays through significant injuries as well. It's not about toughness, for which Williams has plenty, but a body that's taken a lot of abuse.

The Redskins nor the Pro Bowl provided more information on Williams' injury. 

2019 marks the seventh straight Pro Bowl nomination for Williams. 

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