Steelers, Eagles, Saints highlight Pro Bowl squads

Associated Press | December 19th, 2017 10:10 pm - updated: 11:45 pm.

2018 Pro Bowl Selections

Sunday, Jan. 28

At Camping World Stadium

Orlando, Fla.

AFC

OFFENSE (21)

QUARTERBACKS (3) — Tom Brady, New England; Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh; Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers

WIDE RECEIVERS (4) — Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers; Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh; A.J. Green, Cincinnati; DeAndre Hopkins, Houston

RUNNING BACKS (3) — Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh; Kareem Hunt, Kansas City; LeSean McCoy, Buffalo

FULLBACK (1) — James Develin, New England

TIGHT ENDS (2) — Rob Gronkowski, New England; Travis Kelce, Kansas City

TACKLES (3) — Taylor Lewan, Tennessee; Donald Penn, Oakland; Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh

GUARDS (3) — David DeCastro, Pittsburgh; Richie Incognito, Buffalo; Kelechi Osemele, Oakland

CENTERS (2) — Rodney Hudson, Oakland; Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh

DEFENSE (18)

DEFENSIVE ENDS (3) — Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers; Calais Campbell, Jacksonville; Khalil Mack, Oakland

INTERIOR LINEMEN (3) — Geno Atkins, Cincinnati; Jurrell Casey, Tennessee; Malik Jackson, Jacksonville

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3) — Jadeveon Clowney, Houston; Von Miller, Denver; Terrell Suggs, Baltimore

INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2) — C.J. Mosley, Baltimore; Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh

CORNERBACKS (4) — A.J. Bouye, Jacksonville; Casey Hayward, Los Angeles Chargers; Jalen Ramsey, Jacksonville; Aqib Talib, Denver

FREE SAFETY (1) — Eric Weddle, Baltimore

STRONG SAFETIES (2) — Micah Hyde, Buffalo; Reshad Jones, Miami

SPECIALISTS (4)

PUNTER (1) — Brett Kern, Tennessee

PLACEKICKER (1) — Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh

RETURN SPECIALIST (1) — Tyreek Hill, Kansas City

SPECIAL TEAMER (1) — Matthew Slater, New England

NFC

OFFENSE (21)

QUARTERBACKS (3) — Drew Brees, New Orleans; Carson Wentz, Philadelphia; Russell Wilson, Seattle

WIDE RECEIVERS (4) — Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona; Julio Jones, Atlanta; Adam Thielen, Minnesota; Michael Thomas, New Orleans

RUNNING BACKS (3) — Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams; Mark Ingram, New Orleans; Alvin Kamara, New Orleans

FULLBACK (1) — Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco

TIGHT ENDS (2) — Zach Ertz, Philadelphia; Jimmy Graham, Seattle

TACKLES (3) — Lane Johnson, Philadelphia; Tyron Smith, Dallas; Trent Williams, Washington

GUARDS (3) — Brandon Brooks, Philadelphia; Zack Martin, Dallas; Brandon Scherff, Washington

CENTERS (2) — Travis Frederick, Dallas; Alex Mack, Atlanta

DEFENSE (18)

DEFENSIVE ENDS (3) — Everson Griffen, Minnesota; Cameron Jordan, New Orleans; Demarcus Lawrence, Dallas

INTERIOR LINEMEN (3) — Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia; Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams; Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3) — Anthony Barr, Minnesota; Chandler Jones, Arizona; Ryan Kerrigan, Washington

INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2) — Luke Kuechly, Carolina; Bobby Wagner, Seattle

CORNERBACKS (4) — Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans; Patrick Peterson, Arizona; Xavier Rhodes, Minnesota; Darius Slay, Detroit

FREE SAFETY (1) — Earl Thomas, Seattle

STRONG SAFETIES (2) — Landon Collins, New York Giants; Malcolm Jenkins, Philadelphia

SPECIALISTS (4)

PUNTER (1) — Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams

PLACEKICKER (1) — Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams

RETURN SPECIALIST (1) — Pharoh Cooper, Los Angeles Rams

SPECIAL TEAMER (1) — Budda Baker, Arizona

NEW YORK — The Pittsburgh Steelers lead the NFL in one category this season: most Pro Bowl players.

Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell and Ben Roethlisberger are among eight Steelers selected for the all-star game. They will be joined on Jan. 28 in Orlando, Florida, by tackle Alejandro Villanueva, guard David DeCastro, center Maurkice Pouncey, kicker Chris Boswell, and linebacker Ryan Shazier, who is injured. Brown, also injured but expected back for the playoffs, was voted a starter, as were Bell and the three offensive linemen.

The Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints each placed six players in the game in balloting announced Tuesday.

Four rookies were chosen in voting by NFL players, coaches and fans: running backs Alvin Kamara of the Saints and Kareem Hunt of the Chiefs, cornerback Marshon Lattimore of the Saints, and safety Budda Baker of the Cardinals as a special teamer.

Two long snappers will be selected by each coach; the losing AFC and NFC team with the best record will have its coaching staff work the Pro Bowl.

Twenty-four of the 86 Pro Bowl selections are newcomers. That includes two of the three Rams specialists chosen: kicker Greg Zuerlein and return specialist Pharoh Cooper. Rams punter Johnny Hekker is a repeat Pro Bowler.

“The presence of five of our players on the Pro Bowl roster is a testament to the collective effort of our football team,” Rams coach Sean McVay said in a release. “While we emphasize football as a team sport, we appreciate their individual contributions to our overall success. We’re extremely proud of them.”

Five teams have no representatives: the Jets, Browns, Colts, Bears and Packers.

Other AFC offensive starters: Patriots QB Tom Brady and FB James Develin; Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins; Chiefs TE Travis Kelce; Titans T Taylor Lewan; and Raiders G Kelechi Osemele. On defense, it will be Jaguars DE Calais Campbell and CBs Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye; Ravens S Eric Weddle and LB C.J. Mosley; Broncos LB Von Miller; Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney; Chargers DE Joey Bosa; Titans DT Jurell Casey; Bengals DT Geno Atkins; and Miami S Reshad Jones.

Starting on offense for the NFC: Eagles QB Carson Wentz, who is injured, TE Zach Ertz and G Brandon Brooks; Falcons WR Julio Jones and C Alex Mack; Vikings WR Adam Thielen; Rams RB Todd Gurley; Cowboys T Tyron Smith and G Zack Martin; Redskins T Trent Williams; and 49ers FB Kyle Juszczyk.

Defensive starters for the NFC: Vikings DE Everson Griffen and CB Xavier Rhodes; Cardinals LB Chandler Jones and CB Patrick Peterson; Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence; Eagles DT Fletcher Cox; Rams DT Aaron Donald; Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan; Panthers LB Luke Kuechly; Seahawks S Earl Thomas; and Giants S Landon Collins.

Other AFC specialists are Titans punter Brett Kern, Chiefs returner Tyreek Hill, and Patriots special teamer Matthew Slater.

Pittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell was one of eight Steelers selected to the Pro Bowl. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_Lev-Bell-CMYK.jpgPittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell was one of eight Steelers selected to the Pro Bowl. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Keith Srakocic | AP file photo

Associated Press

2018 Pro Bowl Selections

Sunday, Jan. 28

At Camping World Stadium

Orlando, Fla.

AFC

OFFENSE (21)

QUARTERBACKS (3) — Tom Brady, New England; Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh; Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers

WIDE RECEIVERS (4) — Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers; Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh; A.J. Green, Cincinnati; DeAndre Hopkins, Houston

RUNNING BACKS (3) — Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh; Kareem Hunt, Kansas City; LeSean McCoy, Buffalo

FULLBACK (1) — James Develin, New England

TIGHT ENDS (2) — Rob Gronkowski, New England; Travis Kelce, Kansas City

TACKLES (3) — Taylor Lewan, Tennessee; Donald Penn, Oakland; Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh

GUARDS (3) — David DeCastro, Pittsburgh; Richie Incognito, Buffalo; Kelechi Osemele, Oakland

CENTERS (2) — Rodney Hudson, Oakland; Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh

DEFENSE (18)

DEFENSIVE ENDS (3) — Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers; Calais Campbell, Jacksonville; Khalil Mack, Oakland

INTERIOR LINEMEN (3) — Geno Atkins, Cincinnati; Jurrell Casey, Tennessee; Malik Jackson, Jacksonville

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3) — Jadeveon Clowney, Houston; Von Miller, Denver; Terrell Suggs, Baltimore

INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2) — C.J. Mosley, Baltimore; Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh

CORNERBACKS (4) — A.J. Bouye, Jacksonville; Casey Hayward, Los Angeles Chargers; Jalen Ramsey, Jacksonville; Aqib Talib, Denver

FREE SAFETY (1) — Eric Weddle, Baltimore

STRONG SAFETIES (2) — Micah Hyde, Buffalo; Reshad Jones, Miami

SPECIALISTS (4)

PUNTER (1) — Brett Kern, Tennessee

PLACEKICKER (1) — Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh

RETURN SPECIALIST (1) — Tyreek Hill, Kansas City

SPECIAL TEAMER (1) — Matthew Slater, New England

NFC

OFFENSE (21)

QUARTERBACKS (3) — Drew Brees, New Orleans; Carson Wentz, Philadelphia; Russell Wilson, Seattle

WIDE RECEIVERS (4) — Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona; Julio Jones, Atlanta; Adam Thielen, Minnesota; Michael Thomas, New Orleans

RUNNING BACKS (3) — Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams; Mark Ingram, New Orleans; Alvin Kamara, New Orleans

FULLBACK (1) — Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco

TIGHT ENDS (2) — Zach Ertz, Philadelphia; Jimmy Graham, Seattle

TACKLES (3) — Lane Johnson, Philadelphia; Tyron Smith, Dallas; Trent Williams, Washington

GUARDS (3) — Brandon Brooks, Philadelphia; Zack Martin, Dallas; Brandon Scherff, Washington

CENTERS (2) — Travis Frederick, Dallas; Alex Mack, Atlanta

DEFENSE (18)

DEFENSIVE ENDS (3) — Everson Griffen, Minnesota; Cameron Jordan, New Orleans; Demarcus Lawrence, Dallas

INTERIOR LINEMEN (3) — Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia; Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams; Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3) — Anthony Barr, Minnesota; Chandler Jones, Arizona; Ryan Kerrigan, Washington

INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2) — Luke Kuechly, Carolina; Bobby Wagner, Seattle

CORNERBACKS (4) — Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans; Patrick Peterson, Arizona; Xavier Rhodes, Minnesota; Darius Slay, Detroit

FREE SAFETY (1) — Earl Thomas, Seattle

STRONG SAFETIES (2) — Landon Collins, New York Giants; Malcolm Jenkins, Philadelphia

SPECIALISTS (4)

PUNTER (1) — Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams

PLACEKICKER (1) — Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams

RETURN SPECIALIST (1) — Pharoh Cooper, Los Angeles Rams

SPECIAL TEAMER (1) — Budda Baker, Arizona


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