Former Alabama DL Daron Payne added to Pro Bowl roster
Former Alabama DL Daron Payne is going to his first Pro Bowl.
Payne, in his fifth season with Washington, has been added to the all-star showcase as a replacement for Aaron Donald.
Washington’s Daron Payne was named to the Pro Bowl today to replace Aaron Donald, who told the NFL that he is unable to participate.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 19, 2023
Payne had a standout season for the Washington Commanders. He finished the 2022 season with 64 tackles (33 solo), including 18 for loss and recorded a career-high 11.5 sacks. He led the entire NFL in tackles for loss by an interior defensive lineman. The sack numbers rank No. 3 in the NFL and No. 1 in the NFC in sacks by an interior defensive lineman. Payne also logged 5 passes defended and 20 quarterback hits as a defensive tackle.
The NFL has changed the Pro Bowl format for 2023. The Pro Bowl Games will be a week-long skills showcase, capped by a flag football game held on Feb. 5 in Las Vegas.