Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Bills' D-line, Brady-Gronk duo highlight Pro Bowl nods


The Bills may not be going to the playoffs, but their D-line is headed to Arizona.

Three of Buffalo's front four -- Marcell Dareus, Kyle Williams and Mario Williams -- were selected for the 2015 Pro Bowl in Glendale, which takes place Jan. 25. The trio were three of 11 players selected from the division, a list that includes New England's offensive duo of Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Aside from the Brady-Gronk connection, special teamer Matthew Slater -- a Pro Bowl regular at this point -- made the final cut for New England, as did frequent flyer Darrelle Revis. Kicker Stephen Gostkowski will also represent the Pats, selected along with former New England leg Adam Vinatieri.

Down south, the Miami Dolphins will be sending two from their defensive squad, defensive end Cameron Wake and cornerback Brent Grimes, who both made last year's team. As for Gang Green, they'll be sending center Nick Mangold, a trip that marks his seventh Pro Bowl.

The league will go with the same draft format as last year, with Hall of Fame wideouts Michael Irvin and Cris Carter standing in as team captains. The draft will occur Jan. 21.

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