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Need to Know: The five Redskins with the most Pro Bowl appearances

Jan 26, 2014, 5:49 AM EDT

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Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, January 26, 24 days before the NFL Combine.

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Here are the five Redskins (plus one) with the most Pro Bowl appearances:

LB Chris Hanburger, 9—The Redskins’ most recent Hall of Fame inductee earned first team All-Pro honors four times on top of the Pro Bowl appearances.

WR Charley Taylor, 8—Taylor was drafted as a running back and he was a pretty good one. But Otto Graham moved him to wide receiver and the rest is history including Taylor holding the NFL career record for receptions when he retired with 649.

S Ken Houston, 7—During his career Houston was selected to the Pro Bowl a total of 12 times with five of those coming when he played for the Oilers before being traded to Washington. Perhaps his most impressive feat was returning four interceptions for touchdowns during the 1971 season, tied for the most in NFL history.

CB Darrell Green, 7—The inclination here is to think, “is that all?” I mean, the guy played here for 20 years. Green made three Pro Bowls in his first five years in Washington and then made it twice more when the team made its final Super Bowl run in 1990-1991. But he never quite reached “automatic” selection status and made it just two more times, 1996 and 1997, the last 12 years of his career.

QB Sammy Baugh, 6—If you’re making your list of the all-time greatest Redskins and Baugh isn’t at the top, tear it up and start over because you’re doing it wrong. The Pro Bowl did not exist in 1937, Baugh’s rookie season or he would almost certainly have one more on his record. That year he was first team All-Pro and led the Redskins to the NFL championship.

OT Chris Samuels, 6—He was never described as dominant but he was as rock-solid a left tackle as there was in the league for the decade from 2000-2009. Samuels made the Pro Bowl four straight times from 2005-2008.

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