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AFC Pro Bowl Roster: Tom Brady, Wes Welker Among 8 Patriots Honored

The AFC Pro Bowl roster is, unsurprisingly, loaded with members of the New England Patriots on offense. Their passing attack led by Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Wes Welker has been fantastic this season, and those three were unsurprisingly among the leaders in fan voting before the roster announcements. The Patriots led all AFC teams with eight selections, with Logan Mankins, Brian Waters, Andre Carter, Vince Wilfork and Matthew Slater also being honored. Arian Foster was the leading vote-receiving running back, while the offensive line was a mixed bag.

The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers had a number of the leading vote-receiving players on defense, though Darrelle Revis is just as popular as any player on either of those teams. The usual suspects like Troy Polamalu and Ed Reed received a high number of votes after putting together great seasons.

Note: * indicates starter, number of Pro Bowl appearances appears in paranthesis

Offense

QB: *Tom Brady (7), Ben Roethlisberger (2), Philip Rivers (4)

RB: *Ray Rice (2), Maurice Jones-Drew (3), Arian Foster (2)

WR: *Wes Welker (4), *Mike Wallace (1), A.J. Green (1), Brandon Marshall (3)

TE: *Rob Gronkowski (1), Antonio Gates (8)

OT: *Joe Thomas (5), *Jake Long (4), D'Brickashaw Ferguson (3)

OG: *Logan Mankins (4), *Brian Waters (6), Marshal Yanda (1)

C: *Maurkice Pouncey (2), Nick Mangold (4)

FB: *Vonta Leach (2)

Defense

DE: *Dwight Freeney (7), *Andre Carter (1), Elvis Dumervil (2)

DT: *Haloti Ngata (3), *Vince Wilfork (4), Richard Seymour (7)

OLB: *Terrell Suggs (5), *Von Miller (1), Tamba Hali (1)

ILB: *Ray Lewis (12), Derrick Johnson (1)

CB: *Darrelle Revis (4), *Champ Bailey (11), Johnathan Joseph

FS: *Ed Reed (8), Eric Weddle (1)

SS: *Troy Polamalu (7)

Special Teams

P: Shane Lechler (7)

PK: Sebastian Janikowski (1)

KR: Antonio Brown (1)

Special Teamer: Matthew Slater (1)