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December 27, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas named to Pro Bowl

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas was named to the Pro Bowl, one of three safeties named to the team.

Thomas is the first Seattle Seahawk named to the Pro Bowl since 2008 when the linebacker Julian Peterson and offensive tackle Walter Jones were named Pro Bowlers. Jones did not play in that game because of a knee injury.

That doesn't mean Thomas is the only Seahawk who will be appearing in the game. A number of alternates will be included in the game as players drop out because of injury.

For instance, Matt Forte is one of the three running backs named to the team along with Philadelphia's LeSean McCoy and San Francisco's Frank Gore. Forte was placed on injured reserve Tuesday because of a knee injury, which could open up a spot.

Kam Chancellor, Seahawks strong safety, said he was named the first alternate at his position via Twitter.

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While they don't have the interceptions at 19/28 respectively that the '83-'84 Seahawks secondary of Kenny Easley - John Harris -...  Posted on December 28, 2011 at 7:11 AM by Maxtar. Jump to comment
WTF is a better candidate for the pro bowl than Marshawn Lynch? That's bullsh@@. Chancler should be a pro bowler as well.  Posted on December 27, 2011 at 10:06 PM by 40 BIGDZZZY 40. Jump to comment
Brandon Browner is a 1st alternate?!? Just further proff that if you have nice stats on defense, people will vote for you. It's also the...  Posted on December 27, 2011 at 8:35 PM by Michael_Petrovich. Jump to comment

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