Seventh-alternate Dalton added to Pro Bowl

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is heading to the Pro Bowl for the second time in four years after being named as a replacement for Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, who is unable to play with a calf injury.

Dalton was the seventh alternate when the Pro Bowl voting was announced in December. He completed 309 of 481 passes for 3,398 yards with 19 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Dalton’s 64.1 completion percentage was the highest of his career. But the 3,398 yards were tied for his career low, which he set in his rookie year of 2011 when he earned his first Pro Bowl bid.

The addition of Dalton gives the Bengals four players in thePro Bowl, which is at 8 p.m. Sunday night at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Wide receiver A.J. Green was voted in for the fourth consecutive year, while punter Kevin Huber was named to his first. Last week defensive tackle Geno Atkins was named as a replacement for the injury Ndamukong Suh, of Detroit.

The players will find out if they will be teammates or on opposite sides at 8 p.m. Wednesday when the the Pro Bowl Draft is aired on NFL Network.

Hall of Famers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin will picks the teams, which will be named after them.


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