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Andy Dalton added to Pro Bowl roster

The Bengals quarterback was added to the roster on Tuesday after Packers passer Aaron Rodgers bowed out due to injury, the NFL announced.

Dalton -- a seventh alternate for the all-star game -- will join fellow BengalsA.J. Green, Kevin Huber and Geno Atkins for the contest, which kicks off Sunday at 8 p.m. ET at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Dalton and the rest of those elected to travel to Glendale will be selected in the Pro Bowl Draft on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET, live on NFL Network.

Dalton makes the team after throwing a career-worst 19 touchdowns in 2014. He guided the Bengals to the playoffs for a fourth straight time, despite ranking 20th in the league in yards per attempt (7.06) with a passer rating of 83.5, which ranked 25th in the NFL below the likes of Shaun Hill, Austin Davis, Kyle Orton and Mark Sanchez.

Dalton's shaky performance in 14 nationally televised games is the stuff of legend. Chris Wesseling boiled down the numbers to reveal that the Glowing Ginger Man in those games ranks below EJ Manuel's 14 NFL starts in completion percentage, yards per attempt and touchdowns, while throwing more picks than Buffalo's hyper-skittish passer.

Nobody planned on Dalton playing another primetime game this season, but when all but a few of the voted-in quarterbacks bow out due to injury, inconvenience or malaise, it won't be long before Brian Hoyer is sitting alongside Andy on that flight into the desert.

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