Welker And Light Named To Pro Bowl Team

Patriots Welker, Light added to Pro Bowl

      FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – New England Patriots wide receiver Wes
Welker and tackle Matt Light have been selected to the Pro Bowl.
      They will replace Houston wide receiver Andre Johnson, who was
to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle, and Miami
tackle Jake Long, who was bothered by shoulder and knee problems
for much of the season.
      Welker had 86 catches for 848 yards in 16 games after returning
from a serious knee injury suffered in the regular-season finale a
year ago. Light, a 10-year veteran, was chosen to the AFC team for
the third time.
      An NFL-high eight Patriots have been chosen for the game,
including quarterback Tom Brady, guard Logan Mankins, nose tackle
Vince Wilfork, linebacker Jerod Mayo, rookie cornerback Devin
McCourty and safety Brandon Meriweather.
      
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