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Broncos Lead NFL with 9 Players Selected to Pro Bowl

The NFL announced its AFC and NFC Pro Bowl selections on Tuesday. The Denver Broncos, winners of the AFC West led all teams with 9 players chosen.

Peyton Manning the Broncos quarterback was chosen for the 14th time.

Other Broncos chosen with Manning were Chris Harris, Ryan Clady, Von Miller, Demaryuis Thomas, Aqib Talib, Julius Thomas, DeMarcus Ware and T.J. Ward.

Harris said that he was honored to be amongst the nine Broncos going to the Pro Bowl.

Harris is the sixth cornerback that was undrafted to reach the Pro Bowl with his first team.

Manning extended the record for quarterbacks with this year’s selection raising the bar to 14 Pro Bowls. He also tied Tony Gonzalez and Bruce Matthews for the most Pro Bowl selections in NFL history.

Manning has also won 5 MVP awards. This season he has 4,454 yards passing, 39 touchdowns as well as 15 interceptions.

The Dallas Cowboys, winners of the NFC East, had six players selected which was the second most of any NFL team.

Tony Romo was selected for his fourth Pro Bowl. In addition, Tyron Smith, DeMarco Murray, Zack Martin, Travis Frederick and Dez Bryant were all chosen from the Cowboys.

Dallas’ six players on offense chosen to the Pro Bowl led the NFL.

Other notables selected for the January 25 game included Tom Brady the New England quarterback, Aaron Rodgers the Green Bay quarterback and Ben Roethlisberger the Pittsburgh quarterback.

Antonio Brown, Roethlisberger’s teammate and favorite target at wide receiver was chosen as well.

Other wide receivers chosen included Calvin Johnson from Detroit and Julio Jones from Atlanta.

Joining Brady are teammates Rob Gronksowski at tight end, Darrelle Revis at cornerback, Stephen Gostkowski at kicker and Matthew Slater on special teams.

Amongst the first time selections are T.Y. Hilton a wide receiver with Indianapolis, Jordy Nelson a wide receiver with Green Bay, Le’Veon Bell a running back with Pittsburgh and Darren Sproles a special teams player for Philadelphia.

The only two rookies selected to the Pro Bowl were C.J. Mosley from Baltimore and Aaron Donald from St. Louis.

J.J. Watt and Arian Foster are two players on Houston that were chosen.

Greg Olsen a tight end with the Carolina Panthers was chosen as well.

The Seattle Seahawks had five players chosen. Five other teams also had five players picked.

Four teams – the New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars – were the only teams with no players selected.

Michael Irvin and Cris Carter, both in the NFL Hall of Fame, will be the alumni captains for their respective teams.

The Pro Bowl is played on the weekend prior to the Super Bowl.

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