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Monday, December 28, 2009
AFC West Pro Bowl primer

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

The Pro Bowl teams will be announced Tuesday.

The following is a look at the some of the players from the AFC West who have a chance to make the team:

Denver

Brandon Marshall WR: Marshall became one of five players in NFL history to post three straight years of 100-plus catches.

Ryan Clady LT: Clady should have made it as a rookie. Perhaps he will get the nod after a strong second season.

Elvis Dumervil LB: Dumervil is Denver’s single-season sack leader with 17.

Champ Bailey CB: Bailey keeps on keeping on.

Brian Dawkins S: Dawkins became the heart and soul of the Broncos in his first season in Denver.

D.J. Williams LB: He’ll get some consideration, but may be a long shot.

Kansas City

Dustin Colquitt P: He is having a solid season, but his competition is very stiff.

Oakland

Zach Miller TE: Miller is becoming one of the best tight ends in the game.

Kirk Morrison LB: Morrison has his faults but his big tackle numbers are impressive.

Nnamdi Asomugha CB: Asomugha is the best in the business. He’s a shoo-in.

Shane Lechler P: Lechler should nab another Pro Bowl bid.

Sebastian Janikowski K: His 61-yard field goal at Cleveland is another reminder of Janikowski’s big leg.

San Diego

Philip Rivers QB: If Rivers isn’t a Pro Bowl pick this year, when will he be?

Antonio Gates TE: This is perhaps Gates’ best season in a special career.

Vincent Jackson WR: Jackson is one of the best big-play receivers in the game.

Kris Dielman G: He’s a steady hand on a battered line.

Quentin Jammer CB: Jammer is one of the more underrated CBs in the league.

Darren Sproles KR: Sproles is great, but Cleveland’s Josh Cribbs deserves the spot.

Nate Kaeding K: Kaeding is the most reliable kicker in the game.

Mike Scifres P: Scifres and Lechler are the Manning and Brady of their craft.

Kassim Osgood ST: Osgood is a special-teams gem.