EAGLES BRANDON GRAHAM, FLETCH COX, JASON KELCE MAKE PRO BOWL!

By Jerry Wein

Even in this worse-than-awful season, there is good Eagles news:

Brandon Graham, the team’s longest-tenured player on defense, earned his first Pro Bowl nomination, joined by defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and center Jason Kelce.

“This is that much more special to me because I know how much work was put in years before and even this year, knowing that my time is almost running out. It’s on me to go out and do it. We went out there and did it,” Graham told the Eagles web site.

The 32-year-old Graham, in his 11th season with the Eagles, leads the team with seven sacks and 14 tackles for loss in 2020.

“I got a real level of appreciation for making it because I know it’s not easy. You know, being an alternate is cool, but you have to hope that people back out. For this one to be outright, in a year where there’s no alternates because there’s no game because of COVID, to get that call, I really appreciate this,” Graham said. “We worked our butts off this whole offseason and during the season. To get that call is going to boost me even more for the next two games to try to go make it happen and get into these playoffs.”

AFC PRO BOWL ROSTER

* – denotes starter

OFFENSE

Quarterback: Patrick Mahomes*, Chiefs; Josh Allen, Bills; Deshaun Watson, Texans

Running back: Derrick Henry*, Titans; Nick Chubb, Browns; Josh Jacobs, Raiders

Wide receiver: Tyreek Hill*, Chiefs; Stefon Diggs*, Bills; Keenan Allen, Chargers; A.J. Brown, Titans

Tight end: Travis Kelce*, Chiefs; Darren Waller, Raiders

Fullback: Patrick Ricard*, Ravens

Offensive tackle: Laremy Tunsil*, Texans; Eric Fisher*, Chiefs; Orlando Brown, Ravens

Guard: Quenton Nelson*, Colts; Joel Bitonio*, Browns; David DeCastro, Steelers

Center: Maurkice Pouncey*, Steelers; Ryan Kelly, Colts

DEFENSE

Defensive end: Myles Garrett*, Browns; Joey Bosa*, Chargers; Frank Clark, Chiefs

Defensive tackle: Chris Jones*, Chiefs; Cameron Heyward*, Steelers; Calais Campbell, Ravens

Outside linebacker: T.J. Watt*, Steelers; Bradley Chubb*, Broncos; Matt Judon, Ravens

Inside linebacker: Darius Leonard*, Colts; Tremaine Edmunds, Bills

Cornerback: Xavien Howard*, Dolphins; Tre’Davious White*, Bills; Marlon Humphrey, Ravens; Stephon Gilmore, Partriots

Free safety: Minkah Fitzpatrick*, Steelers; Justin Simmons, Broncos

Strong safety: Tyrann Mathieu*, Chiefs

SPECIALISTS

Long snapper: Morgan Cox*, Ravens

Punter: Jake Bailey*, Patriots

Kicker: Justin Tucker*, Ravens

Return specialist: Andre Roberts*, Bills

Special teamer: Matthew Slater*, Patriots

NFC PRO BOWL ROSTER

* – denotes starter

OFFENSE

Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers*, Packers; Russell Wilson, Seahawks; Kyler Murray, Cardinals

Running back: Dalvin Cook*, Vikings; Alvin Kamara, Saints; Aaron Jones, Packers

Wide receiver: Davante Adams*, Packers; DeAndre Hopkins*, Cardinals; DK Metcalf, Seahawks; Justin Jefferson, Vikings

Tight end: T.J. Hockenson*, Lions; Evan Engram, Giants

Fullback: Kyle Juszczyk*, 49ers

Offensive tackle: David Bakhtiari*, Packers; Trent Williams*, 49ers; Terron Armstead, Saints

Guard: Brandon Scherff*, Washington Football Team; Elgton Jenkins*, Packers; Andrus Peat, Saints

Center: Jason Kelce*, Eagles; Frank Ragnow, Lions

DEFENSE

Defensive end: Cameron Jordan*, Saints; Brandon Graham*, Eagles; Chase Young, Washington Football Team

Defensive tackle: Aaron Donald*, Rams; Fletcher Cox*, Eagles; Grady Jarrett, Falcons

Outside linebacker: Khalil Mack*, Bears; Za’Darius Smith*, Packers; Jason Pierre-Paul, Buccaneers

Inside linebacker: Bobby Wagner*, Seahawks; Fred Warner, 49ers

Cornerback: Jalen Ramsey*, Rams; Jaire Alexander*, Packers; Marshon Lattimore, Saints; James Bradberry, Giants

Free safety: Quandre Diggs*, Seahawks

Strong safety: Budda Baker*, Cardinals; Jamal Adams, Seahawks

SPECIALISTS

Long snapper: Tyler Ott*, Seahawks

Punter: Jack Fox*, Lions

Kicker: Younghoe Koo*, Falcons

Return specialist: Cordarrelle Patterson*, Bears

Special teamer: Nick Bellore*, Seahawks

 

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