Five former Alabama players named to Pro Bowl

22 December, 2017, 02:08 | Author: Anita Tucker
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The Green Bay Packers did not have a single player named to the NFL's initial Pro Bowl roster.

But all of them would rather skip the game.

Meanwhile, Hill is 14th in the league in punt return yards and is one of four players in the AFC with a return touchdown.

That confusion quickly jumped to annoyance as I discovered that Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers made it in the Pro Bowl over Smith.

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Wentz, who was named a starter, will have to skip the game anyway.

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In addition to the four players chosen and Smith and Joseph, the Vikings also had touted quarterback Case Keenum, wide receiver Stefon Diggs, tight end Kyle Rudolph, tackle Riley Reiff and linebacker Eric Kendricks as Pro Bowl candidates. It's the second straight season he's been given the nod after making it last season as a member of the Baltimore Ravens. Rams punter Johnny Hekker is a repeat Pro Bowler. They have had 10 players selected in 2003-04 and the following season.

Wentz finished fourth in fans voting. However, his regular season is over after suffering a calf injury against the Pats. He had a quarterback rating of 101.9.

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Hayward has 11 interceptions and 40 passes defended over the last two seasons. Thielen is fifth in receiving yards. That's what's been so rewarding this year.

If Berry wouldn't have got injured, I'm 100 percent confident he would have made the Pro Bowl this season. He ranks 13th among all National Football League defensive tackles, but third by PFF ratings among NFC nose tackles.

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. Among NFL tight ends this season, Ertz is tied for second in receiving touchdowns (eight, tied for the most by an Eagles tight end since the 1970 merger) and ranks fourth in receiving yards (719).

Defensive end Brandon Graham, center Jason Kelce and linebacker Nigel Bradham did not make the team.

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