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Bengals WR Ochocinco headed to sixth Pro Bowl

The Cincinnati Bengals say that wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has been added to the AFC's Pro Bowl team, his sixth appearance.

"This is extremely great news," Ochocinco said today. "I appreciate the recognition of the body of work I put in this season. But please let me share with my teammates. Cedric Benson -- none of it would have happened without him. And Carson (Palmer) and my offensive line and everybody. I love you all."

Ochocinco replaces the injured Patriots receiver Wes Welker. Ochocinco was the second alternate, but first alternate Randy Moss of the Patriots is also hurt.

As a ninth-year pro, Ochocinco led the Bengals with 72 receptions, 1,047 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.

The Pro Bowl will be played Jan. 31 in South Florida.

The Associated Press contributed to this story

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