Friday, December 27, 2013

McCoy, Peters earn Pro Bowl selections

The NFL's Pro Bowl selections are in the process of being released, but it's already known that a pair of Philadelphia Eagles will be represented.

Running back LeSean McCoy and tackle Jason Peters have earned a spot in the league's All-Star contest, Sunday, January 26 in Honolulu, which pits all chosen players against each other in a fantasy-style draft as opposed to NFC-AFC as in all years previously.

With one game remaining in the regular season, McCoy can set the Eagles' all-time single-season rushing yardage record and lock up the NFL rushing title. The Pitt product currently has 1,476 yards, needing only 37 more to eclipse Wilbert Montgomery's mark of 1,512 which has stood since 1979.

Peters picks up his sixth Pro Bowl nod, and fourth since coming to Philly -- more than any other offensive lineman in franchise annals.

"If I’m playing well, the guys besides me are playing well, as a team we’re going to play well," said Peters when he learned of his selection.“This one's special because I had two surgeries and people thought I wasn’t going to be able to play football again." 

Other Birds who could have earned a berth but did not receive consideration were quarterback Nick Foles, wideout DeSean Jackson, linebacker DeMeco Ryans and offensive lineman Jason Kelce.

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