One player's injury is another's trip to the Pro Bowl.
The NFL announced the addition of six roster alternates to the 2009 AFC and NFC Pro Bowl teams on Tuesday as a number of players have withdrawn due to injuries. Seahawks linebacker Julian Peterson, Cowboys offensive tackle Flozell Adams, Saints offensive tackle Jammal Brown and cornerback Ronde Barber and guard Davin Joseph of the Buccaneers have been added to the NFC squad. Broncos guard Casey Wiegmann was added to the AFC roster.
|Tampa Bay stalwarts Davin Joseph and Ronde Barber will join the team's contingent in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl.|
The annual all-star game will take place Sunday, Feb. 8 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Barber replaces Green Bay cornerback Charles Woodson, while Joseph will take the place of Dallas guard Leonard Davis. Peterson replaces their Bucs teammate, Derrick Brooks, while Adams and Brown take the places of Chris Samuels (Redsksins) and Walter Jones (Seahawks).
The additions Adams, Barber and Peterson add some Pro Bowl experience to the NFC roster, as each will be making his fifth career appearance.
Barber was named to the Pro Bowl following the 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2006 seasons. It will be the third straight appearance for Peterson, while Adams has been selected in five of the last six seasons.
Brown, who was selected as a Pro Bowl starter last season, will join Saints teammate Drew Brees in making his second straight appearance. Joseph will make his first appearance in the Pro Bowl after starting 12 games in 2008.