The Philadelphia Eagles impressive Pro Bowl showing is down two starters after CB Asante Samuel and OT Jason Peters had to pull out of the game. Samuel will be replaced by Green Bay Packers CB Tramon Williams, who’s become a big name in the playoffs with a game-sealing play against Philly and a pick six against Atlanta, will take Samuel’s spot. Peters will be replaced by Atlanta Falcons OT Tyson Clabo.
In his fourth season, Williams racked up six interceptions, his third straight season with four or more. He’s often overshadowed by Charles Woodson, but more than a few Packers fans and publications have declared him Green Bay’s best defensive back. Williams and Woodson are joined by fellow Packer Nick Collins in the NFC Pro Bowl secondary.
Clabo becomes the sixth Falcon on the NFC’s offense. The sixth-year vet from Wake Forest helped keep Matt Ryan clean throughout the regular season, and now he might to do it at least one more time.