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Originally published January 19, 2012 at 3:55 PM | Page modified January 19, 2012 at 11:48 PM

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Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson added to NFC Pro Bowl roster

Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson has been added to the NFC's roster for the Pro Bowl, replacing Green Bay's John Kuhn, who is out with an injury.

Seattle Times staff reporter

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The Seahawks didn't have a single player picked for the Pro Bowl the previous two seasons.

This year, they're at two and counting after fullback Michael Robinson was added to the NFC roster Thursday to replace Green Bay's John Kuhn, who will miss the game because of injury. Robinson joins free safety Earl Thomas, who was named a starter for the NFC.

Robinson has played two seasons with the Seahawks, signing after the 49ers released him before the 2010 season. He was one of five Seahawks named a Pro Bowl alternate, a list that includes cornerback Brandon Browner, strong safety Kam Chancellor, running back Marshawn Lynch and punter Jon Ryan.

Seattle was the only team in the league that didn't have a player named to the Pro Bowl team or chosen as an injury replacement in 2009 and 2010. That marked the first time since the franchise's first two seasons the Seahawks went two years without a Pro Bowl pick.

This year, the question is how many Seahawks will wind up in the game. The Pro Bowl will be played one week from Sunday, so players on teams in the Super Bowl will not participate.


• The Seahawks are the only team in the league that has defeated two of the four teams still alive in the NFL playoffs. Seattle won on the road at the New York Giants in Week 5 and beat Baltimore at CenturyLink Field on Nov. 13. While Washington defeated the Giants twice this season, no team other than the Seahawks had regular-season victories over more than one of the four teams playing Sunday.

Danny O'Neil: 206-464-2364 or On Twitter @dannyoneil.

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