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Gates, Reed can't play, so Miller, Griffin added to AFC roster

The NFL announced some changes to the AFC Pro Bowl roster Wednesday.

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates and Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed will not play in the annual all-star game, scheduled for Jan. 30 in Honolulu, because of injuries.

Gates, a seven-time Pro Bowl pick, played much of the 2010 season with a foot injury. He was placed on season-ending injured reserve before the Chargers' season finale.

Gates was limited to 10 games because of the injury, but he still finished with 50 receptions for 782 yards and 10 touchdowns. Gates will be replaced by Oakland Raiders tight end Zach Miller, who will play in his first Pro Bowl after finishing the season with 60 receptions for 685 yards and five touchdowns.

Reed, also a seven-time Pro Bowl pick, will miss the game because of an undisclosed injury. He will be replaced by Tennessee Titans safety Michael Griffin, who was selected to his second Pro Bowl after posting 108 tackles and four interceptions this season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) rushes during an NFL football game between the between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit)

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